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The True Meaning is the second studio album by Queensbridge rapper Cormega. It was critically acclaimed and won the prestigious "Independent Album of the Year" at the Source Awards 2003. He also received "Impact Artist of the Year" honors at the Underground Music Awards. It was praised for its "back to basics" formula, tight beats and fierce rhymes. Standout tracks include "Live Ya Life", "Love In Love Out" which documents Cormega's beef with fellow Queensbridge rapper Nas, and "Verbal Graffiti".

The True Meaning
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 25, 2002
Recorded2001
GenreEast Coast hip hop
LabelLegal Hustle
ProducerEmile
Hangmen 3
J. Waxx Garfiled
D/R Period
Buckwild
The Alchemist
J.Love
Large Professor
Hi-Tek
Hot Day Dante
Cormega chronology
The Realness
(2001)
The True Meaning
(2002)
Legal Hustle
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
NME7/10[2]
RapReviews.com8.5/10[3]
The Source4.5/5 stars
Stylus MagazineA[4]
Vibe3.5/5 stars[5]

Contents

Track listingEdit

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "Introspective" C. McKay Emile Cormega
2 "Verbal Graffiti" C. McKay Hangmen 3 Cormega
3 "Live Ya Life" C. McKay J. Waxx Garfield Cormega
4 "Ain't Gone Change" C. McKay Cormega
5 "The True Meaning" C. McKay D/R Period Cormega
6 "A Thin Line" C. McKay Buckwild Cormega
7 "The Legacy" C. McKay The Alchemist Cormega
8 "Love in Love Out" C. McKay J.Love Cormega
9 "The Come Up" C. McKay Large Professor Cormega, Large Professor
10 "Built for This" C. McKay J. Waxx Garfield Cormega
11 "Soul Food" C. McKay J. Waxx Garfield Cormega
12 "Take These Jewels" C. McKay Hi-Tek Cormega
13 "Endangered Species" C. McKay J.Love Cormega
14 "Therapy" C. McKay Hot Day Dante Cormega

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