Mr. Real is one of the newest and freshest artists in the ever-growing and unique genre of Christian rap. Part of the Grapetree
Records family, Mr. Real enters the rap arena with a strong project
titled Humility. This debut release features Grapetree
franchise player Prime Minister as well as guest performances
from Young Profit and Gospel reggae artist Christ Fa Real.Producers: Terrance Harper, Mr. Real, and Knolly “Rubadub” Williams
album release date: June, 1999
The project as a whole could be described as a unique combination
of styles a cross
between Timbaland and Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony. But Mr.
Real's lyrical flow is all his own, infusing smooth, tactical flow
over some hard core and edgy
Real opens the project with the high impact track, “It’s Going Down”, which
serves as a war cry to the enemy. It also features a memorable performance
from new female Gospel rapper Xplicit. Mr. Real also addresses
serious issues that plague the body of Christ. “Temptation” deals with
the issue of men in the church who fall prey to their sexual desires.
It is a powerful personal testimony that is bound to compel even
the most hard-core sinner. Awesome lyrical content continues on
such tracks as “Mind Games”, “Get Out The Game”, and “Doin’ What
I Gotta Do”, which deals with a teenage mother who does whatever
is necessary to feed her children, including accepting abuse
from her partner.
In addition to dealing with compelling issues, Mr. Real has
some great party tracks including “Follow Me” and “Where My Saints At?”. Chalk these up as
tracks that can definitely be bumped in the jeep.
All in all, the debut project from Mr. Real has some serious validity
and is one of the stellar rap projects of 1999 to date.
reviewed by Gerard Bonner —
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