(Photos By Isaiah W.)
Great America (listen/download)
Milwaukee rapper PC The Real was briefly introduced to readers back in March. He recently dropped his debut mixtape and thus it seemed fitting to not only check out the project but to also share a little more about the artist with the site. PC turned to music at an early age to channel his natural energy into something productive that would keep him out of trouble. He was motivated by his mother and sister. He was taught the significance of having versatile musical tastes and as a result came to love all genres of music. This is reflected in his musical influences which include the likes of: The Fray, Maroon 5, Nas, Kanye West, etc. It was “Crossroads” by infamous Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs -N- Harmony that made the biggest impression on a young PC though. It was an unique and appealing sound to him. PC went on to form a group with two of his best friends upon hitting his teens. They dubbed themselves D Class and released their first project in 2007. It was called A Day With D Class and it brokered the single, “Yes I Believe.” The song was an inspirational hit and got the group recognized for both their skills and intellect. The group’s initial success solidified PC’s passion for making music and performing live. The fellas went on to drop two more tapes before deciding to embark on solo journeys, Clash of the Titans and Clash of the Titans 2.
PC is now ready to prove what he can do on his own. Last month, he released his first solo effort entitled Great America. The tape serves as a four part adventure through the trials and tribulations of the good old USA. The four parts of the trip are broken down within the tape as follows: Welcome Home, The American Dream, Deeper Meanings and Forgive Us. PC serves as a tour guide of sorts, providing his perspective of the world based on his experiences here in the 414. His hope is that listeners will walk away with a deeper new found perception of the place Americans call home. Join him on the excursion, after the break. Continue reading »