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Motivational Monday: 5 Music Videos To Help You “Get Up, Get Out, and Get Something”

  Another Monday, and for most of us that means the begin of another work week. While the mere thought of the beginning of the work week has been known to strike fear into the hearts of people everywhere, RealityisReal.com is here for you. In honor of "Motivational Monday" we've picked out 5 videos that…

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Good Father Flow : Eight Emcees Who Can Celebrate Father’s Day

With social media, we are able to become closer to the people we are fans of by getting a peek inside their personal lives. Artists are able to share more about themselves through these outlets. Many of these artists have families,Read More

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Hip-Hop Gives Back: Artists Support Charity Basketball Game, Speak on Importance of Giving Back to the Community

Last Saturday some of Hip-Hop's brightest stars showed up to support Camp James and Crenshaw community's celebrity basketball game and sneaker drive. While loads of celebrities were in attendance, Crenshaw's own Nipsey Hussle laced up his sneakers and joined his team taking on Camp James' founder Trinidad James and his squad.Read More

Editorials & Lists LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30:  Rapper Common performs onstage during The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Common;
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The Top 10 Reasons Common Should “Be” in Your Top 5

  Yesterday marked 10 years since Common released his classic album Be. In honor of the anniversary, we take a look at the top 10 reasons you should have Common in your top 5 emcees of all time list. Now, we understand top 5 lists can be personal, but the emcee formerly known as Sense…

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Soundtrack 2 Success – Top 5 Motivational Hip-Hop Albums of the Past 5 Years

  Music can serve many purposes. Sometimes it's made simply to help you have a good time. Ying-Yang Twins' "Whistle While You Twerk" probably wasn't made to help you deal directly with "the struggle"...but it may have helped you ignore it temporarily while you were in the club. Other times, it's made to motivate. A…

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#TidalFacts: The Truth About Tidal, The Press & Public’s Reactions

It's been nearly a month since Jay-Z gathered some of the top artists in the music industry up on stage for the relaunch of their Tidal music streaming app. With the coverage the app has received, you'd swear it's been around for over a year. On Sunday, Jay took to Twitter to respond to some…

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All Eyes On She: 11 Female Emcees We Are DEDICATED To Covering

  There are a lot of dope female emcees who don't receive the coverage they deserve. The cost of entry into emceeing has plummeted as technology has advanced, and the internet has given nearly everyone the ability to release their own music. Media outlets rush to discover and promote "the next big thing" often ignoring…

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Doing Good In The Hood: Five Rappers Doing Business In Their Community

  Hip-Hop has become an industry. As much as artists are artists, in recent times they have to be about their business almost as much as they have to be about their music. While creating quality music and handling the business behind the music is a task in itself, more artists are venturing into business…

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Proud To Pay: From Nipsey Hussle to Curren$y, Hip-Hop’s New Approach To Direct To Consumer Sales

"It's actually an incredible time, it's like a gold rush. It's never been a time like this in our generation. This our generation's equivalent of a gold rush when everybody moved to California. This technology has empowered everybody. It's given people...it's as big as you want to make it, it's as far as you want to…

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The Reality Is: Our Thoughts On The Stories Revolving Around “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin”

The RealityIsReal.com staff is made up of lots of different people, from lots of different places, with lots of different personalities. That diverse make-up leads to lots of different opinions. We decided it'd be interesting to occasionally do loose, free expression pieces where contributors to the site say what they feel about the topics of…