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Birth name  Lateef Daumont
Name  Lateef Truthspeaker
Occupation(s)  Rapper
Role  Hip-hop artist
Years active  1996–present
Genres  Alternative hip hop
Labels  Quannum Projects

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Also known as  LateefThe Truthspeaker
Associated acts  Chief XcelDJ ShadowGift of GabLyrics BornFatboy Slim
Music groups  Latyrx, Quannum Projects, the Mighty Underdogs, Lateef and the Chief
Albums  Firewire, As U Were, Later That Day, Latyrx, Solesides Greatest Bumps

Similar  Gift of Gab (rapper), Lyrics Born, Joyo Velarde


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Lateef Daumont, better known by his stage name Lateef the Truthspeaker, or mononymously as Lateef, is a Hip hop artist from Oakland, California. He is a member of several hip hop groups such as Latyrx, Lateef and the Chief, and The Mighty Underdogs. He was one of the founding members of the Solesides collective, which became Quannum Projects.


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Life and career

Lateef was raised in East Oakland, where his father was security detail for the Black Panthers. His mother, a Panther medic, was a roommate and political associate of Angela Davis. He is of African American and Puerto Rican descent.

He has released several mixtapes such as Ahead of the Curve (2007), Truth Is Love (2009), and Truth at Sea (2011).

His solo debut album, Firewire, was released in 2011. It features contributions from Chief Xcel, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Grouch, Lyrics Born, Dan the Automator and DJ Shadow. He was also featured on the song "Wonderful Night" by Fatboy Slim.


  • Firewire (2011)
  • Mixtapes

  • Ahead of the Curve (2007) (with Z-Trip)
  • Truth Is Love (2009) (with D-Sharp)
  • Truth at Sea (2011)
  • Singles

  • "The Wreckoning" (1996)
  • Guest appearances

  • Blackalicious - "Deep in the Jungle" from Melodica (1994)
  • Blackalicious - "Back to the Essence" from A2G (1999)
  • Blackalicious - "If I May" and "Smithzonian Institute of Rhyme" from Nia (1999)
  • Blackalicious - "4000 Miles" and "It's Going Down" from Blazing Arrow (2002)
  • DJ Shadow - "Mashin' on the Motorway" from The Private Press (2002)
  • Lyrics Born - "The Last Trumpet" from Later That Day (2003)
  • Lifesavas - "Emerge" from Spirit in Stone (2003)
  • General Electrics - "Take You Out Tonight" from Cliquety Kliqk (2003)
  • Fatboy Slim - "Wonderful Night" and "The Journey" from Palookaville (2004)
  • Haiku D'Etat - "Top Qualified" from Coup de Theatre (2004)
  • Freeform Five - "Losing My Control" from Strangest Things (2005)
  • Lyrics Born - "The Last Trumpet (Halou Remix)" from Same !@#$ Different Day (2005)
  • Blackalicious - "Side to Side" from The Craft (2005)
  • DJ Shadow - "Enuff" from The Outsider (2006)
  • Fatboy Slim - "That Old Pair of Jeans" and "Champion Sound" from The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder (2006)
  • DJ D-Sharp - Truth Spoken Mixtape: Volume 1 (2007)
  • Kidkanevil - "5th Gear" from Problems & Solutions (2007)
  • Z-Trip - "On My Side" from All Pro Soundtrack (2007)
  • Stateless - "This Language" from Stateless (2007)
  • Galactic - "No Way" from From the Corner to the Block (2007)
  • Curumin - "Kyoto" from JapanPopShow (2008)
  • The BPA - "So Fukt" from I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat (2009)
  • Killa Kela - "Situation" from Amplified! (2009)
  • Blundetto - "My One Girl" from Bad Bad Things (2010)
  • Lyrics Born - "Pushed Aside, Pulled Apart" from As U Were (2010)
  • Smokey Joe & the Kid - "Strange Days" from Nasty Tricks (2013)
  • Blackalicious - "Alpha and Omega" from Imani Vol. 1 (2015)
  • Compilation appearances

  • Quannum Spectrum (1999)
  • Solesides Greatest Bumps (2000)
  • Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti (2002)
  • References

    Lateef the Truthspeaker Wikipedia