The Realist Story
So The Realist formed in the mid 2000’s with MAD and Denis, it was not completed yet cause MAD had this idea of having one producer that’s part of the crew, he comes on stage with you to perform. So MAD met Greg through motion graphic works and one day had to go drop off some work at Greg’s house. MAD saw he had a professional studio at his house and went into hustle mode and offered Greg to do him a showreel for 2 tracks and that was the start of 5 and half steps.
The Realist got formed after the recording of 5 and half steps feat Ben Sharpa. It consisted of Denis Leach, AKA as Kid Clever the boy genius, he handle us to get known it the streets, before you could become an internet rapper, you had to get some recognition in the streets. Greg Reve, AKA as Triplet Of Bellville, T.O.B the serrated symphony, he was the master mind behind are one of a kind sound. (that’s why MAD wanted one producer to have a style in sound and design) and MAD, AKA as Sinister Dexter the demonic story teller, he was the style, design and look&feel behind The Realist. Thy got allot of stuff done with one EP out. The EP got released under, Muti Music and international record label, got there feat on TV shows and magazines.
On this clip The Realist got played on the international tv show ‘Criminal Minds’ Thy used MAD’s verse from the track His Hypocritical Ways
The Realist got featured on the show Mzansi Rides hosted by Ready D on Channel O, a South African music Channel.
Them just having some fun after practice
5 And A Half Steps is there first music video featuring the legendary Ben Sharpa. There second video is a bit R rated
Logo Design MAD did
Cover Shoot for the EP Hate Speech
Photo shoot for the single release, Decay in Daisies
The following photos is of MAD and his crew.
WEB video MAD made for The Realist