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Shyheim, of Wu-Tang Clan will launch "Real Talk," hip-hop’s first online reality show, May 28 on www.shyheim.tv. "Real Talk" will offer hip-hop fans around the world a virtual look at the life of an artist behind the scenes and on the grind.
The reality show will follow Shyheim on the streets of New York, in clubs, in the recording studio, record company offices and in his home in Stapleton, Staten Island. "I want to show everyone from New York to Yugoslavia what it’s like for a hip-hop artist to be on the grind (on the struggle)," said Shyheim. "It ain’t gonna be like a Making Da Band..it’ll be more real."" The show will also offer music news and exclusive interviews.
The reality show will feature appearances by Method Man, Redman, RZA, Easy Mo Bee and other special guests. The show will web-cast three times a week every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Ever since his return from a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence, Shyheim, 26, has completed his fourth (and most personal) album, "The Greatest Story Never Told." Scheduled for a July 13 release under his own label Bottom Up Records/101 Distribution (www.101distribution.com), the album features tracks from super producers Easy Mo Bee, RZA and DJ Quik. "It’s time that Shyheim show and prove he’s the youngest veteran in the rap game," said Easy Mo Bee, who produced the first single off the album, "21st Century Crisis." "He needs to bring back hip-hop where it should be right now."
In addition to his album and online reality show, Shyheim also is working on an autobiographical film, also titled "The Greatest Story Never Told," directed by "D-Don," who also directed 2002's gangster flick "Shottas." With the screenplay written by Shyheim, the film is an autobiographical account of his rise to fame as a rap child star and the trials and tribulations he has experienced along the way.
For ten years, this Wu affiliate has done three albums and was featured on more than a dozen compilation albums and soundtracks. His first single, "On and On," climbed its way to the Billboard charts at number 7 for weeks in 1994 when he was only 15 years old. Also a talented actor, Shyheim debuted in "Original Gangsters" with Pam Grier, and went on to work with Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston in "The Preacher’ Wife." He also appeared in "In Too Deep" with LL Cool J and had a recurring role in the Robert Townsend’s sitcom "The Parent ‘Hood."
From a press release stated atManhunt