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Rostam’s 30 – Sharif The Truth’s Interview


Posted 1/14/13 by

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Rostam’s 30 is LTCL Magazine’s new initiative led by DJ Rostam to introduce new hot artists to our college readers. Simply put, we interview these artists with 30 questions and provide their music links for you to download and listen to daily. Let us know what you think about Sharif The Truth with a comment below!

  1. Full Name: Sharif Ead
  2. Stage Name: Sharif The Truth
  3. Occupation: Emcee
  4. Genre: Hip Hop
  5. Gender: Male
  6. Age: 27
  7. Where did your stage name come from? My name in Arabic and translated back to English.
  8. Where are you from? St. Louis, MO and Beitin, Ramallah, Palestine.
  9. Where did you start your career? In my basement making beats.
  10. What city do you represent? St. Louis, MO and Ramallah, Palestine.
  11. What gave you that initial push? Everyday, lies, cover ups, friends and family.
  12. How long have you been in the industry? Since 2005.
  13. If you had to give a thank-you speech, who would you thank and what would you say? Alhamdulillah, always thank God! Family, friends, enemies and everyone for molding me into the person I am today.
  14. What makes you a softie? My girl.
  15. What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? The same thing I’m doing now, and continue by giving it 110%.
  16. What are three hobbies of yours other than what you do? Editing videos, Hooping and Movies.
  17. Pepsi or Coke? Neither! Water is the key to life.
  18. Rap or Hip Hop? Hip Hop. Anyone can rap but not everyone is Hip Hop.
  19. House or Dubstep? Dubstep.
  20. What do you eat a lot more than anything else? Pasta!
  21. What was the first event you ever played at/put on? The Basement of the Red Sea in University City Loop, St. Louis.
  22. What are some of your accomplishments in the field? 3 Cds, sold merchandise, rocked a show for over 5,000 people, performed in more than 5 cities, Palestinian Rapper.
  23. What makes you different than everybody else in the industry? Im not black or white. Im Palestinian. Heroes look up to Palestinians.
  24. Do you produce? If so do you prefer performing or producing? I do. Performing, because there’s nothing like feeding off the crowds energy and teaching.
  25. Who would you love to perform with? Lupe Fiasco.
  26. What’s your longterm goal? Be happy with myself and raise a family.
  27. When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out? Be around a small group of people I love and trust.
  28. Funniest thing that ever happened at an event? Being stalked by a couple of groupies.
  29. What advice would you give to up and coming artists? Its not what everyone says, its what you believe.
  30. What are your goals for 2013? Get my message across.

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DJ Rostam

DJ Rostam is a young college student and aspiring DJ from St. Louis, MO residing in Columbia, MO. He currently attends University of Missouri-Columbia where he continues to bring his creativity and talent keeping parties rockin' all night long. He currently holds shows in Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis, MO. He cares to bring uniqueness and originality to the table at all times. His signature sound of quirky, electro, house and dirty pop ignites across the atmosphere of being. DJ Rostam also writes and publishes for, and runs the music section on the website. Nowadays he focuses on finishing school, DJin' and publishing. With 5 years of experience in the industry, DJ Rostam is no where near the stopping point. " With positivity comes success," he says.