Mr. Real

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.CD: 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.

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 tracks.

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.

Producers: Terrance Harper, Mr. Real, and Knolly “Rubadub” Williams
album release date: June, 1999
Grapetree Records

— reviewed by Gerard Bonner —

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