The Truth to Power Project is a creative endeavor working to engage people with inspiring new music and multimedia content to encourage community involvement. Let’s bring truth to the light so that we can heal, grow, and prosper together.
Hip-Hop, Soul, Psych and Jazz artists with a shared commitment to racial equity have donated their time and creative energies to produce exclusive collaborations, including Grammy Award winner Leon Bridges, Grammy Award nominee Black Pumas, BADBADNOTGOOD, Keite Young, Ghost-Note, Sarah Jaffe, Holy Hive, and many more. And it hasn’t taken long for this expansive, nonprofit musical endeavor to transcend its DFW roots and grow into Austin, New York, Detroit, and Toronto.
A percentage of the revenue generated from this project will support the next generation of emerging musicians through the Music Forward Foundation. This national nonprofit organization is dedicated to transforming young lives, inspiring careers, and championing a more inclusive music industry.
On a local level, Skylark Soul Co. is working with the Dallas Mavericks and FirstCom Music UMPG to identify nonprofits in the DFW-area that are aligned with their vision for supporting communities that have been damaged by inequitable structures.
GRAMMY AWARD WINNER LEON BRIDGES
We drive intersectional funding into the hands of nonprofits who are empowering Black communities.
The Truth to Power Project is more than an album—it's an initiative. Skylark Soul Co., in collaboration with Music Forward, work to encourage and energize DFW residents to positively engage with underserved areas of their community.
Skylark Soul Co. founders Luke Sardello (co-owner of Josey Records) and Jeff “Skin” Wade (The Ben and Skin Show and The Dallas Mavericks TV Broadcast) have been deeply involved in the DFW music scene for over 30 years. Recognizing the enormous role Black artists have had on shaping their perspectives, but heartbroken by the relentless tragedies of 2020, they were compelled to do more.
Having witnessed the limited access to funding and opportunities that prevented Black artists and Black organizations from achieving their visions for their communities, Sardello and Wade saw an opportunity to connect these leaders with musicians, athletes, and donors who share their dream of a unified, equitable, and inspired common culture.
And we’re just getting started.
The Truth To Power Project 3xLP
NOW AVAILABLE, this triple LP set features Grammy Award winner Leon Bridges with Keite Young performing the single "Like A Ship", Grammy Award winning producer S1, Grammy nominee Black Pumas, BADBADNOTGOOD, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Holy Hive, Bastards of Soul & more.