Albert McCluster III of HipHopDX.com chatted with Truth Hurts recently. Asked who her musical influences are, Truth Hurts responded, “As far as songwriting goes, I use my life experiences when I write. As far as singing, I love Jazz. Etta James and Phyllis Hyman have been big influences. Wow, there are so many, Stevie Wonder, Teena Marie, Patti LaBelle.” The entire interview at hiphopdx.com has since been removed.