“One to watch out for” quotes Akil The Mc from hip hop’s legendary crew, Jurassic 5.
2023 – TrueMendous demonstrated why she’s arguably one of the best upcoming artists in the UK. Another win for the infamous lyricist who delivered the opening track for the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley stadium which aired on BBC 1 during peak daytime tv. The game was attended by the world record breaking audience of 77,390 people for women’s football.
2022 – TrueMendous debuted her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Great. On Purpose’ demonstrating an influx of diverse sounds and styles from afro beats to old school hip hop with features from the likes of UK hip-hop veteran Skinnyman. The project instantly accumulated over 105.000 streams with lead singles being played on Radio 1 by Jack Saunders and across multiple radio stations throughout the country.
As one of 2 leading UK artists selected to take part in Canadian icon Stan Douglas’s ‘2011 ± 1848’ project with its overseas debut release in the legendary and highly acclaimed ‘La Biennale Di Venezia 2022’ 59th International Art exhibition in Venice, Italy. The project generated critical acclaim and praise by multiple publishers including the New York Times as it focused on a versatile range of heartfelt topics including: politics, equality, injustice and freedom. She was then hand selected to take part in multiple music events connected to the commonwealth games as part of the Commonwealth Cultural Festival in Birmingham, one of which was ‘Beyond the Bricks of Brum’ in Symphony Hall which consisted of a live rendition of multiple songs vocalised over the 100-piece BBC symphony orchestra band, black voices choir, guest conductor Dalia Stasevska and arranger/composer Jules Buckley who is the composer behind Quincy Jones at the 02, Pete Tong’s Ibiza gig and Moses Sumney Proms in 2021. The highly anticipated performance was recorded by the BBC and is currently available on BBC iPlayer along with talks of the show airing on television. TrueMendous landed an impressive 5 festival slots including: Champs Libres (France), Boomtown and Nozstock. She also opened up for multiple national and international artists throughout the year including the legendary Slum Village and The Four Owls.
2021 – With the explosive hard hitting single ‘Cause a Scene’ landing on the ‘Made in UK’ playlist and her following singles landing placements on: Radio 1, BBC 1xtra and Charlie Sloth’s Apple Music rap show, TrueMendous shortly followed this with the announcement of her long-awaited debut album ‘Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson’ paying homage to Lauryn Hills ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.’ Curating a prolific and diverse 17 track project dominating multiple genres including: hip hop, neo-soul, pop and jazz while dancing across a wide range of subject matters including: toxic family dynamic, love, self-empowerment, sexuality and unappreciation, she masters a whirlwind of flow patterns and remarkable vocal deliverance techniques while inviting us into her world to witness a extraordinary body of work that until this point has never before been done. Since the album’s release on April 1st2021, it has since collected over 910,000 streams.
In 2020 the rising star signed to High Focus Records where she released her EP ‘HUH?’ The EP had an exceptional response accumulating over 840,000 streams to date with one of the singles from the project landing on the Adidas ‘COLD.RDY’ campaign and another on the Fifa 21 soundtrack.
She secured a mind blowing 11 festival slots throughout the summer of 2019 including: Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading where she opened up the BBC 1xtra stage. TrueMendous was also one of the leading artists on the ‘Queens of Art’ tour which was the first ever UK all female hip hop tour across 8 cities. The tour was later covered by the BBC.