UK-based artist Da Real3st draws inspiration from what’s going on around him to craft great music. Influenced by Dancehall, Trap, Drill, Afro Beats, and R&B sounds, it took him some time to develop his sound, and since his debut, he has made sure to stand out from everyone out there. As a Black man, he has seen and experienced a lot over the years, and with the steady rise of Black voices fighting for equality in recent years, he looks to join the list with his latest track, “Typical Ways”.
Produced by Xander and released through StonerBakedRecords, Da Real3st aims to wake up the world on “Typical Ways” and shed a light on the social disorder and the systemic racism that has been rampant in society for years. With the media portraying Black people in a negative light, Da Real3st looks to play his part in changing that.
The track was carefully crafted from the lyrics to the beat to represent the various issues affecting Black people. “The 4/4-time signature establishes a sense of repetitiveness, but was intentioned to represent the mundane recurrence of the same system and abuses. The glitches in the beginning of the production transitions what starts off as a harmonic beat to the chaos of the American life. They also represent the erogenous system, and the roles mainstream and social media have played in it. The contrast between the slow lyrics, undertones, the pulses, abrupt beat changes, and introductions, create a sense of urgency” explains Da Real3st.
Accompanying the “Typical Ways” is a KXMADEIT directed music video that highlights some of the many Black Lives Matter protests held, while Da Real3st spreads his message throughout. Unashamed and unapologetic, Da Real3st plays his part in strengthening the movements to combat systemic racism and oppression.
Raised in Croydon, South London, Da Real3st found two loves early in life, music and Football (Soccer to the rest of the world). His days as a youth found him playing for AFC Wimbledon, with many widely regarded Football clubs showing interest in signing him. Music soon took over however, and he began recording under the name RMP (RealestMusicPlayed), and earned a favorable buzz soon after.
Things began to take a turn when he lost his mother in 2019, forcing him to take a hiatus from music. He returned in 2020 with the single, “Saved”, which was dedicated to his mother. He soon followed with “OUU Babygirl” and “Stack”, and looks to dominate 2021 and beyond his growing collection of songs.
Da Real3st’s “Typical Ways” is now available on all digital music streaming platforms. The music video for “Typical Ways” is available on Da Real3st’s official Youtube channel. To stay up to date with Da Real3st, follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @DaaaReal3st.