A Gowhere Hip Hop premiere from today! (seen here with the write-up below)
We're proud to premiere the latest episode in Real T@lk's "Memoirs of a Modern Day Griot" called "The Opening Act", documenting the Chicago emcee's successful opening set for Big Boi last month at Park West. Our own Who Dough was in attendance and had this to say at the time:
"Real T@lk is that breath of fresh air - with a calculated flow, the smooth pipes of Sohje, a band dressed flyer than they have to be, and dancers who remind you its okay to dance at a rap show. This is more than just rap - this is art. And with an inspiring performance of "Count It Up" off The Talented Tenth 8.0, Real T@lk set the bar higher than most opener's could imagine."
- Who Dough (from "Rap Meets Class")
And if that doesn't further entice you, then take my word for it as well. Real T@lk has been an artist we've been supporting since the beginning and his growth, skill, and presentation is at an all-time high seen in the video above. Sit-down with this documentary as Real T@lk narrates a day in the life from soundcheck to the bright lights of the performance. This includes a very intriguing behind the scenes conversation with Killer Mike & Big Boi prior to the show in their trailer, plus the problems that come up that you can't predict prior to showtime. Then of course, we get a look at the ensemble and energy of Real T@lk's performance of "Count It Up" from The Talented Tenth 8.0. To sum it up in a word: fresh.
Below are more words on the episode from Real T@lk himself and, to find out even further about him, episode 1 "The Listening Party", where you'll see us involved as well. Shoutout to Eric Seals & Sani Cole for the job well-done filming and editing. Artists, here's the bar for day-in-the-life, documentary-style episodes.
Episode 2: "The Opening Act" (Take a look into the day Real T@lk opened for Big Boi + Killer Mike on 5/1/13 at Park West in Chicago, IL for The Shoes For Running World Tour)
Griot = a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician. The griot is a repository of oral tradition. Real T@lk identifies as an African-American and most African-Americans are descendants of slaves in America that were taken from West Africa he identifies as a Modern-Day Griot...changing the world one rhyme at a time. These are his memoirs.
Episode 1: The Listening Party
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