The new music video from local hip hop artist, Brad Real, was premiered last Friday night to a capacity crowd at the Fox & Hound Pub & Grille in Indianapolis. Rise Above was shot at various locations throughout Indiana by the art and design company Spitten Writtens.
Rise Above is a story that we can all relate to in our lives. Brad Real takes the listener through his journey with music and the relationship that has been formed, torn down and built back up again. Speaking as if music were his female companion; Real draws in the audience with vivid and articulate wordplay that allows the song’s story to come across as if it were being read from a book. Singer/songwriter Jason Firebaugh makes the record come together in amazing fashion with his on-point guitar delivery and incredible vocals. These two artists form an intriguing contrast yet their sounds fit together perfectly over the crisp and soothing production from 8729 Records music producer Nick J.
Rise Above has reached #1 on the Indie-Music Hip-Hop Charts and #17 overall across all genres. It has been featured on such blogs as Noise Porn, Kevin Nottingham, Bringing Down the Band, Stop Beefin Radio and many more. Many of Brad Real’s tracks have received airplay across the country on both over the air stations and internet based stations. His music can be heard in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Arizona, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida; and even internationally in Argentina.
Named as one of Indianapolis’ most promising hip-hop artists by Indy Metromix, and nominated two straight years as Indy’s Best Hip-Hop artist by NUVO, Real is a rising star and a breath of fresh-air to the hip-hop scene.