The South African rapper known as Realest hails from Mabopane in Pretoria. Clearly a talented wordsmith. He cites his main influences as the hiphop artists he spent his youth listening to. He honed his skills as a rapper by entering rap battles, claiming his first victory on his very first attempt.
A couple of years during his high school, Realest began to seriously concentrate his efforts on his music career. He launched his own label and released Get Up and Why. The buzz around this new talented South African rapper started to build and influential music industry insiders including Club 808 and Kgolo Daguru were sitting up and taking notice.
Calvin and Thabang signed Realest to their label Hustlers Records. He then released his first well recorded track on the label, Monate.