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The Real Thing Feat. Prince Po & Michael Annotti

by PHILASIFER Feat. Prince Po & Michael Annotti

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The story of the "Real Thing " track all began in January of 2011, when I was beatboxing and freestyling at the cypher for a Hiphop convention called " You Must Learn 2" which was a networking event and Hiphop Panel covering many different subjects of the culture. To my surprise one of the panel members was Prince Po of the 90's Hiphop crew "Organized Konfusion" a duo consisting of him and Pharoahe Monch ~ you may have heard of that guy too :)

Po was feelin my beats and my freestyle and we exchanged numbers , but didn't speak for a while. A few months later my colleague Michael Annotti and I were sitting in the studio coming up with a track and a concept. We wanted to give voice to the people who really live their art , but are sometimes misunderstood by the people closest to them. I programmed the beat and the track started to take shape.

Prince Po then expressed his interest in collaborating with people again , and I jumped on the opportunity. After I got Po's verse , Michael laid down a Reggae style 3rd verse filled with emotion and purpose . And to put the cherry on top , he then added a small little rhodes interlude at the end to take us out. I hope you enjoy the track as much as we enjoyed making it.

Shout-outs to Nasty Habits Ent. & Annotti Music

Lets do it again soon!

here's a link to that freestyle video too by the way !


Chorus :

They ask me how I' feel , now that it's real.
I simply tell them that it never was fake to me.
Now I have your attention , you know it's real.
Now that the moments mine , I've got a few things to say.


released June 18, 2011
The Real Thing Feat. Prince Po & Michael Annotti
Written By Prince Po (Lawrence Baskerville) PHILASIFER (Ron Johnson Jr. , BMI) & Michael Annotti ( Annotti Music , BMI) Track Produced by PHILASIFER ( Ron Johnson Jr.)
Recorded and Engineered by 221B Bakers St. Studios and Pillcrows Nest Studios with additional Recording by Noel DeMello and additional instrumentation by Michael Annotti for Annotti Music.

Prince Po appears courtesy of Nasty Habits Ent.



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Ronald Wayne Johnson Jr (born February 15, 1983) is an American Rapper, Beatbox, Actor, Musician, Producer, Writer, Voice Actor and known by the stage name PHILASIFER. He is known for his live on stage Beat boxing performances and his thought provoking lyrics and Instrumentals. ... more

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