Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | Posted in
Sup people, yep TR might be closed but we continue to spread that good word on real hip hop over at so make sure you stop by and check us out. Most of the posts will eventually make there way over at UHHN, we've already started a couple days ago so things are lookin good. Any questions just write me at

Peace N Luv

Thursday, May 07, 2009 | Posted in

What up folks, yep it's official, we're closing That Realness blog for good on Sunday midnight!!!

I'll try keep this short and sweet, I started this out of a pure luv for that real hip hop music that was lacking everywhere I looked and some artists just weren't gettin the shine they deserved so I took it upon myself to start That Realness and reach out to as many hip hop heads as I can and help spread the word about that real shit.

Anyways, I just don't got the time anymore to run it day to day. It eats into my social life and the fact that I do it for free is also a reason coz ain't got that much dough and I need to make that paper which means more time on road and less no time for the blog.

Here's my solution for all you guys and girls out there:-

Please visit my boy Dilla Donuts' blog called Underground Hip Hop Nation which is where I'll continue to post along with X-Rae. He's on that real hip hop shit hard and started his blog not to long ago.

I would suggest to whoever wants to keep in touch with us that that's where we'll be come Monday so def head over there now and make yourself known, especially all the regular cbox users, artists etc... who read the blog regularly.

I'll still be here till the weekend which is when i push the "DELETE BLOG" button so in the meantime, if you have any questions, hit me up!

We haven't disappeared, just mearly migrated to another blog which I won't be running but will be a part of.

Don't forget, FILI (me) and the team will be at Underground Hip Hop Nation from May 11th!!!

If anyone want to hit me up via email it's

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Holland’s own Soulution add an exceptional sonic experience due to the hard-hitting, uplifting boom bap with jazz undertones.

01. Intro (feat. Brotha Soul)
02. Soul Shine (feat. Mr. J Medeiros, Supastition, Bahamadia & Nicole Amina)
03. The Hill (feat. Sivion)
04. Yao Ming (feat. Project Move)
05. I Been (feat. Rhema Soul)
06. Drive (feat. Median, Braile & Sivion)
07. Hey Now (feat. Project Move)
08. Fragment (feat. Juanlove)
09. Shine Through (feat. Supastition)
10. The Whole World (feat. Anonymous)
11. Moodswing (feat. Talib Kweli & Asheru)
12. Open Your Window (feat. Stacy Epps & Rita J)
13. Anthem (feat. Project Move)
14. Who Am I (Feat. Freddie Bruno, Sivion, Playdough & Brotha Soul)
15. Love Life (feat. El Gambina)
16. The Whole World Remix (feat. Anonymous)

Dope album right here from this Dutch producer. Slick beats backed by some slick guest spots. Definite replay value!

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009 | Posted in ,

Hard work has become more than just a habit for this Hip-Hop ensemble hailing from Los Angeles, California. The Literates are known for hard beats, raw lyrics and a live show guaranteed to have any onlooker leaving the venue aching for more. By performing with such names as; Cypress Hill, KRS ONE, Shape Shifters, The Germs, and countless others, they have acquired a large selection of listeners ranging from your average B-boy and Girl, to Punk, Rock and Metal fans. Also gaining support of numerous Hip-Hop radio shows throughout the U.S. The Literates have learned to utilize all available resources to gain exposure across continents and seas, reminding the forgetful, of what Hip-Hop should be; positive, inspiring and creative. With nothing but high expectations of success, The Litz will continue to rock shows and create quality music for all willing to listen. And for those unwilling, the image of these three, music driven “Hip-Hop Junkies” will forever stay embedded in their brains.

The Literates have recently released their E.P. entitled Unspoken featuring Sen Dog from Cypress Hill. The “Unspoken” 12 inch is also underway and will be hitting stores, clubs, and airwaves very soon. For more info visit or to get a taste of what They have to offer, which is nothing but positive energy.

01.Keepin It Live
03.Graff Life
04.City Of Angels featuring SenDog of Cypress Hill
05.A.N.T.I. Ill
06.Genuine Friends

Some real dope West Coast hip hop for ya. I posted up their debut album "Don't Sleep" a couple months ago. Anyway, here's their EP from a couple years previous, check it out and if you like it, cop the album to...

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009 | Posted in ,,,

Charlotte, North Carolina emcee BIG TReaL returns with his latest release the "Stimulus" EP that is now available for free download. On this 9-track EP; BIG TReaL speaks on real life issues such as: economy, religion, American politics and much more. The "Stimulus" EP features original production from 9th Wonder, Eric G, FLB, Chicky P and Ill Phil. Be on the look out for much more from BIG TReaL in 2009!

1. The Stimulus Intro (Prod by: FLB)
2. Obama Effect (Prod by: FLB)
3. SupaNiggaz (Prod by: FLB)
4. Blues of the W'2's (Prod by: Chinky P)
5. Blockin ya on Blessings (Prod by: Eric G)
6. Fred G Sanford (AZZ!) (Prod by: FLB)
7. Permanent UnderclaSS (Prod by: FLB)
8. No More (Prod by: 9th Wonder)
9. Stainglass Kingdom (Prod by: Ill Phil)

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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,

Tragic Allies Album debut, "The Tree of The Knowledge of Good & Evil" featuring Killah Priest, Canibus, Bronze Nazareth and Planet Asia. COMING SOON!.

My favorite group right now, no doubt. Their last two mixtapes were pure fire and their debut album should be an instant classic. I've been waiting for ages for these guys to drop an official debut and can't wait for this one. Yo, check their MySpace or this blog for mixtape links and also check the audio tracks on the myspace player. that should wet ya appetite even more.

Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in

Quite Nyce and SEEK (RADIx) are back with monSTAPLEx. This release features exclusives and remixes all produced by producer/emcee Cadence (Raw Produce). Features from Akrobatik, Mr.Eon, Cadence, Q-Unique and more.

01. R.A.D.I.x.
02. Air
03. Dotted Line
04. Hip-Hop
05. AkroRADIx (Feat. Akrobatik)
06. Staple
07. Get Focused
08. Breaking Point (Feat. Q-Unique)
09. Never Left (Feat. Cadence)
10. Brothers Through Design
11. 3 Words
12. Rush (Feat. Mr. Eon)

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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,,

During 2006 Sean Boog, Khrysis and Nervous Reck (Bomm Sheltuh) recorded a slew of songs and put together an album called The Warm Up (shout out to the homie J Cole). Originally we were going to release it before we even recorded Training Day … but with out going into detail we ended up doing Training Day. For the last few years we debated what to do with this album. So finally since we think the music is far to good to go to waste and to give the fans some dope shit to listen to, we are giving it to everybody for free download. Pass the word on!!!!

01. The Warm Up
02. Look At Me
03. Wise Cracks
04. Smiley Face
05. Champion
06. Can You Blame Me (prod. J.Cole)
07. Girl Oh! f. Cheddar Chapp
08. Turn It Up f. Sean P
09. Vice Grips (prod. Erv)
10. Torturous
11. License to Thrill Interlude (prod. Nervous Reck)
12. Original Sin - Nerv Solo (prod. Nervous Reck)
13. Nothing Comes Easy f. Cheddar Chapp
14. Home Alone f. Quianna
15. U Fell Off! (prod. Bob Wire)
16. Lost

*All tracks produced by Khrysis except where noted.

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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,

Check the latest video banger from Brooklyn's very own Joell Ortiz called "Never Sleep". Directed by Wraithe for Kinetik Cinematix. From the upcoming Pre Agent EP.
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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,

Relapse in stores May 19th.

Dunno bout you but Eminem is still a lyrical beast in my book and this tune is no exception. C'mon Em, leave Interscope and join up with Duck Down... you always gonna be an underground MC to us!
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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Check this one out. Coast 2 Coast's DJ TKO comes with a fresh selection of cuts, including joints from the EMS crew, tracks 5 & 6 (Mayhem, M-Dot). Don't sleep!

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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in

M-Dot wanted hit you with a teaser track before he heads to Switzerland to open for Krumb Snatcha. Here is "Go Getter" produced by Omega Red, off of M-Dot's NEW Mixtape "M.oney D.oesn't O.wn T.hought" Coming In May....Hosted by DJ TKO of Coast2Coast DJs and Mixed by Boston producer Pauly Fingaz. Just a little something to get the fans going before the release of the tape in a couple weeks. Look for the tracklist and back cover sometime next week.

Listen Download: Go Getter (Prod. by Omega Red)
Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Guess whose back!!! Lefty a.k.a. the L.E.F.T. comes through with New York's own DJ Concept to deliver the third addition to the "Gangland" street album series.
Gangland Vol. 3 shows why Lefty is officially the next artist to emerge out of the Bay Area. The piece is free...check it!

1. The Young Misguided
2. Blast Off
3. El Fin (feat. Bash Bros.)
4. D.V.B. (Destination vocal booth)
5. 1 World
** Reef the Lost Cauze stops by*
6. Heavy (feat. Bash Bros.)
7. New Ears, New Eyes (feat. Tab One of Kooley High)
8. Plastic World 2080
9. S.t.r.u.g.g.l.e.
** J. Rawls stops by*
10. Love (In My Head)
11. Comin Through Again
** DJ Concept speaks on it*
12. Marination Recess (W.T.F.)
13. Definition
** Red Cloud reps for the West Coast*
14. Supahero

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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,

After releasing North By Northwest (2005) and Dead Letter Perfect in 2007 (which have earned SoulStice features XXL Magazine, The Source, The Tavis Smiley Show, Urb and many key urban publications and websites), SoulStice returns with Beyond Borders, which SoulStice dubs an “international concept album.”

As SoulStice explains “the project is a collaboration between myself and Belgian beatmaker, SBe, who provides all of the instrumental music for the album. As far as the vocals, the songs are collaborations between myself and many of my favorite artists from around the world. We've got artists from the US, UK, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Africa, and Canada. The first time I ever traveled abroad was a trip I took Russia in 2000. The fact that the globalization of hip hop had reached all the way there really made an impression on me. Since then I've grown as an artist and have toured around the world, seeing firsthand how hip hop, as a US cultural export, has grown and become something new and different in these various places. Yet, the underlying theme is the same everywhere: hip hop continues to be the mouthpiece for people who exist outside of the mainstream to make their voices heard throughout society and around the world.

These songs and the ideas they contain were the result of studio sessions in Maryland, Belgium, Chicago, Paris, New York and many other places, late nights at SBe's house in Ghent, photo sessions, international phone calls and text messages, and long flights overseas to perform in Europe, Japan and Mexico.”

Beyond Borders will be released in June 2009 and will feature appearances from G.L.C., Oddisee, Kev Brown, Supastition, Wordsmith and Zap Mama and is entirely produced by SBe.

Listen/Download: Unfold feat. Oddisee (Prod. by SBe)
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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,,

01. Black Tar Heroin (Clean)
02. Black Tar Heroin (Dirty)
03. Black Tar Heroin (Instrumental)
04. Black Tar Heroin (Vocals)


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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Bringing you his debut Remix project on his new imprint Foresight Records, underground beatmaker BIG D O emerges with "The Tape". Tired of real Hip-Hop being ignored and mis-handled D O has set out to put his own unique stamp on the game and remind people of what used to be...and what still can...

"The Tape" is represenative of those glorious days of old when cassettes and vinyl dominated and good music was backed up by solid and conscious emceeing. Collecting a bevy of acapella's from the underground's most respected acts to remix, "The Tape" was a true labor of love and was recorded over the span of two years....Full of wonderful warmth, iventive samples, vinyl drum break gems and designed to mimic what a cassette would
sound like, D O takes you on a wonderful Lo-fi journey into what he deems "real music for real music lovers".

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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,

Once every great while elements from the cosmos align to produce something very amazing. So pure and unique, with the sole purpose to balance the universe when negativity takes its reign. The Vultures are that positive force.

Tyrannical rhyme sayers bless extraordinarily rugged beats to restore the essence to the culture that is Hip Hop. The Vultures feast from the rotting dead. When the foul stench of death lingers in the air, The Vultures arrive on site for the dirty work, reinstating balance while playing a vital role in Hip Hop's eco-system.

Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, The Vultures are a collective of many MCs, 1 DJ, and 1 producer, embodying complete 360 degrees of a Hip Hop recording group. Whether it's Destroyer's tounge twisting verbal attack, the lethality of Ruin's assassin wordplay, or 7ISH's prime-cut dj slices interlocking rapid fire verses, The Vultures are a fresh breath to all absolute Hip Hop heads.

01. You Best Stop
02. Mind Weapon
03. Kill The Noise
04. You Ain't Ready
05. Way Of The Jedi
06. The Menace
07. True Understanding Cypher
08. One's Perception
09. Supreme Thought
10. War Joint
11. Check The Culture
12. Heartless MCs
13. Fortress Storm
14. Keep Ya Eyes On Him
15. Hardest Clink
16. 7 Rings Around Saturn

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Props to The Vultures for sending this to us!
Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,,,

This is the first song released from the new album titled "The Breakfast Club" which drops May 19th. Any support would be greatly appreciated. Much love.

Listen/Download: What You Expected (Remix) feat. Rain, Termanology, Reks & Big Lou (Prod. by Statik Selektah)
Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,,

"Trophy Room" is taken from Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis' "Champs Vs. The League" album.
Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,

"Absolutely Positive" is actually a bonus cut from the disc - which should go a long way to demonstrate the calibur of insanity that awaits you on the actual album. You may have gotten a taste of in the video from Pack's recent visit to P.O.W. Radio. So, we decided to play nice and make sure you had a crispy-clean copy to bump in the whip to tide you over until the record's release this summer.
Please spread these FREE and OFFICIAL QN5 MP3's and images across the internet, not MySpace rips and Photoshop edits.

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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,

KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT unveil the first song off their highly anticipated album "SURVIVAL SKILLS" in stores August 25th on Duck Down Records.

ROBOT, produced by Havoc of Mobb Deep, is a hard-hitting track that showcases KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT in true form, highlighting the current auto-tune trend in Hip-Hop and exposing the copy-cat mentality that has rappers hiding behind "the program." Stepping outside the factory that Hip Hop has become, the duo lead the charge in the battle for originality.

The video for ROBOT is being filmed this week by Todd Angkasuwan in Brooklyn, New York with BET providing exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage.

"Survival Skills" has confirmed features from Mary J Blige, Slug, of Atmosphere, Immortal Technique, K'NAAN, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Naledge of Kidz In The Hall, Smif N Wessun, Rock of Heltah Skeltah and Geo of Blue Scholars.

Production on the album includes tracks from Havoc, of Mobb Deep, 9th Wonder, Black Milk, Marco Polo, Moss, Coptic, KHRYSIS! and Ill Mind

Listen/Download: Robot (Prod. by Havoc)

To read the lyrics from ROBOT visit KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT's LYRIC BOOK:

For more information on the project visit:
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Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in

Straight from LA, CA and after 5 highly successful mixtapes (pushing north of 100K units sold) Custom Made (Bluff, Element, Scoobs and Six) returns with Street Cinema Vol: 6 The Lost Weekend (which will be released shortly).

The Lost Weekend is a compilation of tracks that were recorded during sessions for Truth Be Told (Rawkus/2007), Heavy Traffic (Custom Made/2007), Great Expectations (Custom Made/2008) and Original Dynasty (Babygrande/2008) and new tracks that were recorded with Six after his release from prison (Six was in prison for 2 years from 2007-2008 and is currently serving a 160-day sentence for parole violations).

After recently releasing the first video, "Sunday Money," from their forthcoming mixtape The Lost Weekend, now comes the first audio leak "A Few Friends."

Listen/Download: A Few Friends
Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,,,

Here's the NEW Single from M-Dot "You Won't Get It" feat. Singapore Kane & East Coast Avengers' Trademarc (co-creator of last years "Kill Bill O'reilly" gem). The track is produced by Explizit One, who produced on Special Teamz last album "Stereotypes." "You Won't Get It" will be featured on M-Dot's upcoming Mixtape "M.oney D.oesn't O.wn T.hought (Hosted by DJ TKO of Coast 2 Coast DJ's). M.oney D.oesn't O.wn T.hought will be released when M-Dot tours Switzerland May 1st w/ Krumbsnatcha (flier attached). "You Won't get It" will also be feat. on M-Dot & Singapore Kane's Upcoming Duel Mixtape - "2 for 1".

P.S. Look out for M-Dot's album Coming Later this Summer "M.usically D.riven O.ver T.ime", featuring appearances by Krumbsnatcha, Big Shug, Sha Stimuli, Masta Ace, Akrobatik, Edo G & Jaysaun (Special Teamz). Production by the Snowgoons, 7L, DC the Midi Alien & more." - M-Dot

Listen/Download: You Won't Get It feat. Singapore Kane & Trademarc

This track is absolute fiyah, soulful boom bap at it's finest... please show support, leave comments and let's help make M-Dots' upcoming releases as successful as we can!!!
Monday, May 04, 2009 | Posted in ,

"It’s what the people have come to expect from me” explains Diablo Archer, “a gritty, soulful breath of life into a digital sound.” Icarus Complex features production from Def Dave and D-Lamma (Loop-ings), Rockwell, Nic and Jaq (Nic and Jaq Beat Dreams), and MIDIMarc.

Diablo Archer, who most recently appeared on Edgar Allen Floe's Floe Almighty: The Remixture (MCEO Records), shares microphone duties with Dasan Ahanu (Amp Truth Records), MoSiyah (208 Dragons/First Born Music), and Devil's Advocate Music’s own, Rushmoore.

Devil’s Advocate Music, established in 2004, is an independent imprint with a passion for truth in music. With three extremely well-received releases to its credit, the company’s continuing mission is to release quality material to a deserving consumer base.

01. Fear of Flying (featuring Dasan Ahanu)
02. Winning Season
03. Seeing You
04. Starstruck (featuring Shaun Bartlett)
05. In His Own Words (featuring MoSiyah and Rushmoore)
06. Daybreak
07. Walking On (featuring Rushmoore)

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Yes i did, i jacked the link from HHB coz you need to hear this but if you want the new album, which is sick by the way, then visit cdbaby and purchase it for as little as $5 or £3.50, I downloaded it a couple hours ago and it's def worth the purchase... CD or mp3. Show the artists ya support and check out the above release he did last year and apologies to Diablo Archer if he feels any way about us posting Icarus Complex, it can be removed if you so request.


Also available on iTunes, visit his MySpace for links.
Saturday, May 02, 2009 | Posted in ,,

Method Man Freestyle from Radio Planet on Vimeo.

Blackout! 2 Coming soon