D-Truce Takes ‘Better Days’ to the Ghetto


Feel good music rapper, D-Truce has released the music video of his debut single hit ‘Better Days’ featuring fellow X3M label mate, Praiz. Directed by Tolu Itogboje, the video was filmed at Ebutte-Metta and had scenes of children playing in a crowded street. The crowded buildings, beggars and traders hustling depict the perfect ghetto look. A gentle D-Truce sits on a car and raps while the soulful Praiz stands in front of the car.

There are also scenes of the rapper rapping from a balcony and walking down a dark staircase, while Praiz was captured playing a drum for the little children flocked around him. The setting perfectly blends with the message of the song, which offers hope for a better day. Released last year, the soul hip-hop hit enjoyed massive airplay for its inspiring message of hope. ‘Better Days’ is a song of hope to all those hustling for a better tomorrow. I believe if we do things properly, we will achieve our goals. It’s all a matter of time,” said the X3M label artiste.

Defining his kind of music as ‘feel good music’, the rapper got signed to X3M Music Label in 2014. His unique style combines rap with other genres of music.
Born Chukwuebuka Dusten Anyasie, D-Truce started rapping at about the age of 14.He wrote his first song in 2009 and recorded his first song a year after.
In 2011, he released a mixtape series ‘Mixtape killer’ under an American/Nigerian record label, Turnout Records. The mixtape didn’t do too well, but he was relentless in his hustle.

Breaking away from his former label in early 2012, he participated in the Nokia “Don’t Break The Beat” rap battle competition and the clinched the third position. Few months later, he was featured on Modenine’s Occupy The Throne Mixtape, Aq’s E.P, and Cyrus the Virus’ Infiltration Mixtape. He dropped his ‘Truce Shall Set You Free’ mixtape (#TSSYF) in June that same year, featuring his major songs ‘See’ and ‘Hold On’ which enjoyed airplay on radio stations nationwide, and got him major online buzz and co-signs from industry heavy weights. The young rapper who is also a copywriter joined the X3M Music family in November 2014 and is currently a featured character ‘Jared’ in the Nigerian TV series Tinsel.

He released his debut single titled ‘Better Days’ in May 2015. The single features label mate Praiz and has enjoyed airplay and positive reception from the general public. Truce is currently working on a new sound, which he says is an infusion of rap music to every other genre, creating what he tags as “Feel Good Music”. D-Truce studied Electrical Engineering at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.