Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tha Truth!

Tha Truth! were a female R&B group from Houston, Texas that consisted of Cindy Goodson, Teresa Lewis and Jamie Williams.

Cindy and Teresa used to be teammates on the Texas Southern University women's basketball team and kept the team entertained by singing soulful songs by R&B artists such as Shirley Murdock, Anita Baker, & Angela Winbush. Cindy also liked to solo on freestyle raps.

The girls later hooked up with Jamie Williams, who was a student at Prairie View A&M University and moonlighted as a Houston Oilers' Derrick Doll at an audition for another local group. The three of them hit off so well that they decided to forget the audition and start their own group.

The trio's original name was "Spyce" and they performed locally for a couple of years and in 1995, they headed to Los Angeles where they met music producer T-Smoov of the Def Squad and later worked with Erick Sermon.
In 1997, the group released their debut album "Makin' Moves Everyday" which peaked at #93 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Their first single, "Red Lights" peaked at #27 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #71 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.

The second single "Everyday" became their biggest hit to date, peaking at #59 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
The last single from the album "Makin' Moves" (featuring Keith Murray) peaked at #73 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks. After that, it seemed as if the group had faded into obscurity. 

These days, Cindy Goodson is the president and C.E.O. of the Le Mystique Consulting Boutique and is currently working on a second Master's Degree.

One of the girls has changed her stage name to Scenic Woods and has an active solo music career, but I am not sure which one of them is it.

To see Scenic Woods' Reverbnation.com page, go to:
http://www.reverbnation.com/scenicwoods

To follow Scenic Woods on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/ScenicWoods

To see the music video for "Everyday," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz-y9Gq1wzU

To see the music video for "Makin' Moves," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6K0bvkBK90

To see a fan-made video for "Red Lights," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCnNlbl3GXg


[updated on 05\31\13]

1 comment:

chnews said...

Tha Truth are still living in Houston. One of the members changed her stage name to Scenic Woods and she's performing all over the city all the time. She is releasing a new single later this year.