Being signed to one of the most storied record labels in music history has its valleys and peaks. And while only a few know the feeling, no one may know it better than Tha Realest who is preparing to release his debut album Witness Tha Realest on July 14th from Team Dime Entertainment and RBC Records.
Proving his depth in the game, Witness Tha Realest isn't your typical debut. The album features assistance from Ray J, Fat Joe, WC, J. Valentine, Crooked I, Yukmouth, EDI of Tha Outlawz, Devin The Dude, Sean P, C-Bo, and more. Witness Tha Realest will finally see the light of day after being over ten years in the making.
Get It N is the album’s street single, produced by Detail of Konvict Music and is already making rounds in clubs across the nation.
Having signed to Death Row Records in 1996, Tha Realest is best known for looking and sounding similar to Tupac Shakur. Often having to address rumors that it was he who recorded many posthumous Pac verses, that would ultimately appear on the late rappers own records released after his passing.
He made his musical debut on the Gang Related soundtrack, appearing in two songs with rapper J-Flexx under the pseudonym Tenkamenin, sharing his name with a 11th century African Emperor of the Ghana Empire. In 1999, he performed seven tracks on the Death Row collaboration Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000. He would again appear on yet another Death Row compilation titled Too Gangsta for Radio, performing on two songs.
Tha Realest left Death Row Records in 2002 to form his own record label, 2Real Entertainment (later Omerta Entertainment). Now, in conjunction with RBC Records and NBA Superstar Mike Bibby’s Team Dime Ent., Tha Realest is set to release his first solo record Witness Tha Realest on July 14th.