Real Reid
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Real Reid

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE
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Modern Day People
Lofitilidie Vol.none
Spaceship Music Vol.none
Greaseball da Mechanic
Death University

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Being a hip hop purist with genre defying capabilities, Real Reid has all the bases covered. Whether providing nostalgic antidotes to the oddities of inner city life or conjuring up good ole fashion feel good anthems, Real Reid delivers with an insightful narration and poetic tinge. Hailing from the industrious Motor City and the pioneering soul of Motown, he embodies every facet of his surroundings, which include the grit of punk rock and the upbeat of techno. With a prodigal like musical upbringing, opening up for Mr. Cha Cha Slide, Auditioning for the Apollo and an appearance on the Jenny Jones Show, as a youth; Real Reid is already a seasoned talent. He can attribute being at the Essence awards in Madison Square Garden watching the eclectic Lauren Hill perform with an acoustic guitar as a turning point for him deciding to take music up as a profession. After being behind the scenes for the New West Coast Movement, Reid witnessed the emergence of the critically acclaimed Blu; Pac Div, U-N-I, Nocando, and Odd Future. All the while, club hopping in Hollywood and sharing studio sessions with the now International rock/rap star Danny Brown. Reid, understanding the dedication it takes for success, honed his craft, at the illustrious Project Blowed in Leimert Park. Losing battles but gaining perspective, Reid became a crowd favorite, mastering his Beatbox and cipher improv freestyling, further solidifying his reputation as a hip hop purist. This compelled, Internet hip hop sensation, Dumbfoundead to ask, “When is your album dropping dude? A question also posed by Blu. Reid has dropped music sporadically online, via Dat Piff to Bandcamp over the years and even released a hip hop street album entitled “Modern Day People” with veteran hip hop battle rapper Lyraflip. He also has an impressive solo catalog, collaborating with super producers Hit boy and Swiff D. Preparing for the release of his independent street album “Goose!” Real Reid is optimistic for the future and tentatively building a cult-like following on the underground circuit, taking a graffiti artist approach, you may have seen his work and not realized it was Reid.