Music Industry News Network [11-14-2012]



Versatile and much talented rap collective Team So Real is building a strong name on the East Coast Hip-Hip circuit with its blazing and much sought after music releases. Team So Real was founded in Peekskill, NY by Focus and Blak, who died in 2005 due to a tragic car accident.

The buzzing rap collective will release their anticipated debut mixtape, "The Foundation Vol. 1", which is filled with runaway singles on this audacious masterpiece of energy and sound, on November 20. The project will be available for free download via

"Our mixtape, 'The Foundation', is true Hip-Hop from the heart. We put in hard work to craft a creative, different and dope project for the Hip-Hop community," says Focus.

Team So Real got their start in music by making homemade tapes with friends. Compromised of close friends Shaziik and Focus, the aspiring rap duo has a perfect chemistry when crafting music, which is widely known in their hometown area. After performing regional shows with great success, the two rap renegades quickly became a household name in the greater New Jersey area. The groupís blazing production combined with witty and catchy lyrics prompted the streets to rally around Team So Real as a group to watch out for.

Influenced by inspiring and legendary artists such as KRS-One, Rakim, and Public Enemy, showcases Team So Realís urban musical roots.

Team So Real is strongly committed to provide quality and meaningful music to the world. At first listen to the multi-talented artists, it is evident that these two rap lovers have the power and the talent to become a household name on the urban music circuit.

Team So Real is dedicated, motivated and looks to excel where many of their contemporaries have failed by supplying a steady dose of marketable true Hip-Hop that appeals to a mass audience. Armed with a pen, a microphone and an unshakeable will to succeed, this group is not slowing down until their breakthrough success.

Luckily, true musical talent can't be purchased or manufactured by others because it comes from above. Team So Real uses their God given talent to make meaningful, catchy and replay-worthy music in the spirit of positive energy based on reality in the streets. They elegantly unite the classic Hip-Hop spirit of yesterday with the innovative sounds of todayís urban music.

Visit Team So Real's promotion website for "The Foundation"

Tracklisting for "The Foundation Vol. 1"

1. Intro
2. They be Mentioning
3. Foundation (Freestyle)
4. Came Too Far
5. Banger
6. Life's Like A Chess Game (ft. Shawn Rizzo & Born Wisdom)
7.Yeah Ok (ft. Tah G Ali)
8. Back Against The Wall
9. Back On My Grind (ft. Richeeze Beats)
10. The Foundation
11. Outro
Bonus Track #1: It Is What It Is (ft. Spook & Darecmor)
Bonus Track #2: No More Daddy Little Girl

AUDIO: "Back Against The Wall" by Team So Real

AUDIO: "They Be Mentioning" by Team So Real


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