Young Doe hails from Denver, Colorado and has been a musician and writer since a child. Now, a hip-hop producer, rapper and label owner, Young Doe has transformed into a well-rounded artist. He’s released multiple albums chock full of his dynamic philosopher’s tone.
It was years of studying and being privy to street life that built his self-fulfilling prophesy and debut project “Street Philosopher,” released on cassette in 1994. The project came at the height of his hustling days and was the vehicle for how Doe would use the underground rap game as his pulpit.
He built a steady following, lively stage show and sharp as a sword pen to drive his presence in the rap game, growing his repertoire of collaborating artists. Young Doe has worked with Keak Da Sneak (“We Don’t Do That”), Chali Boy (“Droptop”), J. Stalin (collaborative album “Diesel Therapy”) Messy Marv (“Playin’ My Part”), Philthy Rich (“Let the Money In”) and other Bay Area pioneers.
Using the imprints of The Brand Factory and Elite Entertainment Group, he’s released over a dozen albums and amassed an impressive tour resume in cities like Houston, Seattle, and Oakland. Not only is Young Doe an accomplished MC, he’s written and published numerous books, owns and operates a print and apparel business, and garnered numerous awards for his music, including the “True to Life” and “Town Reputable” award from the 5280 Urban Music Awards.
“Welcome to the Maze” was a book written under Charles Truth, a pen name, while the MC continued adding to his byline with articles published in Fly Magazine and Ozone Magazine, proving his versatility as a writer. More than a participant in the world of hip-hop, Young Doe is a purveyor of the culture. Someone who understands the ins and outs of the music business and can apply it to his everyday life and help elevate the movements of young MCs across the country.
“The Underground Railroad” is Young Doe’s forthcoming full-length album of street tales and rising through the ranks slated for a release in the fall.
Young Doe - Wikipedia
Charles McClure (born April 1, 1980) also known by his stage names Young Doe and Charles Truth, is an American rapper, hip hop producer, author, and record label owner based in Denver, Colorado. Since releasing the solo album Product of the Eighties on West Coast Mafia Records in 2008, he has released over a dozen albums on his imprints The Brand Factory and Elite Entertainment Group, collaborating with artists such as J. Stalin, Messy Marv, Bizzy Bone, and Chalie Boy. His most recent album, Ventilate 2, came out in April 2014. On tour he has opened for artists such as Young Jeezy and T.I.