Hailing from Dallas, Grades Of Absolute Truth (Justin Griffith) is a self-help soulful indie artist who has been writing and creating a unique brand since 2005. The elementary school teacher by day, who released his first album absolute truth in 2006, embeds conscious lyricism, self-awareness, and struggle into every performance.
With 6 independent tours and over 600 performances under his belt, he has shared the stage with B.o.B, Leon Bridges, Lupe Fiasco, Everlast, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Cody Cannon of Whiskey Myers, Bubba Sparxxx, Shwayze, Crazy Town, (hed) P.E., The Revivalists, and more. Referred to as the illegitimate child of promiscuous genres, GOAT pulls inspiration from Brother Ali, Cee-Lo, Incubus, Counting Crows, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, showing true diversity in his blend of music. Expect the depth of an introverted poet, the precision of a perfectionist, and the relevance of a leader with an emphasis on concept projects.
***Favorite for KXT 91.7 FM’s Tiny Cake Contest for Original Song/Video (2019): “Yumminess”
***Semi-Finalist for Music City SongStar Songwriting Competition (2018): “Her Ear’s Eyes”
***Two Songs Nominated for BEST RAP in the JPF Music Awards (2017): “HearSay” & “Lead”
***Nominated for BEST LOCAL MUSIC RELEASE by Dallas Observer (2015): the senseless ep
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