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Tha Real Ness formerly known as Elliot Ness is a rejuvenating Hip- hop/ Rap artist who mixes his hardcore street mentality with a perfect twist of meaningful verses.
Born and raised In Staten Island Tha Real Ness showed a talent for spitting at a young age freestyling and rapping on spot on the corners of Staten Island. Entertaining small crowds with his ability to rime on queue with any word the crowd would give him.
At the age of 16 Tha Real Ness relocated to the dark corners of the Bronx, even though the crowds were rougher Tha Real Ness persevered and kept his passion for killing every cipher he was in. Everyday being a battle, in front of his high school (DeWitt Clinton) Tha Real Ness was proclaimed one of the nicest mc’s in the area.
Sharpening his craft Tha Real Ness linked up with his long lost friend Bayz a.k.a King David; young and eager to start a movement Bayz and Tha Real Ness recorded in dorm rooms, closets, basements and anywhere you could fit a mic and a speaker.
With Bayz’s ability to produce extravagant songs and Tha Real Ness’s uncanny ability to compose tracks in minutes the two quickly progressed into 523.
With an arsenal of mc’s from Staten Island to the Bronx the squad was truly Untouchable. After a slight downfall between the group and a couple of misfortunes, Tha Real Ness took a two year break from the mic.
Now back from his break Tha Real Ness has formed into an even bigger threat than ever before. His gift to bottle up his emotions, feelings and transform them into beautiful songs is incredible.
His debut album “As Real As It Gets” is due to drop soon. With the recent passing of his best friend, mentor, and closest thing to a brother David "Bayz Bza" Stagno, the 523 name lives on.
More determined and focused than ever Tha Real Ness dedicates it all to the streets that raised him.. Staten Island..
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