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#CHAMPION (Available August 8, 2012)

The Breakup Tape (Available Febuary 13, 2013)

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Born Raleigh Clark III, a third generation resident of Brooklyn, NY, Raleigh "Real Talk" Clark began his musical career early as the son of a touring Keyboard player. Clark was kept in tow carrying musical equipment for his Father, who played for the likes of Chaka Khan, Roy Ayers, Earth Wind and Fire, and many other known bands/musicians. Clark was encouraged to realize his musical abilities. He began playing classical Violin at 8 and by sophomore year in high school, Clark was commanding lead Tenor Saxophone roles in his high school Big Band, where he was awarded on numerous occasions for outstanding performance by outside performance organizations.

Although his love for music spanned many genres, Clark had an uncanny talent for songwriting, and more specifically for Hip Hop music. Influenced by the likes of KRS One, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Afrika Bambataa, De La Soul, and of course Jay Z, NAS, and The Notorious B.I.G, Clark began to take his raps seriously in the early 90's at the middle school lunch table. By high school, he was recording his own original music.

In 2000 Real Talk Clark moved to Atlanta to pursue his aspirations as a Recording Artist. Eventually, Clark began to make a name for himself as a hard working intern for the Michael Jordan sponsored and former Mo-Jazz executive ran imprint Hidden Beach recordings. As a student of Clark Atlanta University, Clark promoted records for the likes of Jill Scott, Darrius Rucker, and Mike Phillips making friends with notarized DJ's like Ryan Cameron, Frank Ski, and the late Ken Batie of WCLK.

"The experience made me a mean work horse," Clark continues "Working under people like Mike Parker and Charles Whitfield gave me an elevated sense of work ethic and attention to detail." Clark would eventually put his musical ambitions on hold to serve the United States Marine Corps as a Field Medical Service Technician (Corpsman) including a Deployment to Iraq, where he served as a convoy staff medical official for Transportation and Security missions.

However, soon after his stint of service he went right back to work. In 2011, Clark hooked up with WMG Royalty Dept Admin Toddrick O. Ricks who offered him non-biased advice and free consulting as well as helped him shop his promo package #CHAMPION.

#CHAMPION will soon be available for download as a Free LP August, 2012.