Shyheim, an affiliate of Wu-Tang Clan, will launch
an online reality series this week that will feature Hip-Hop luminaries like RZA,
Method Man, Redman, Easy Mo Bee and others.
On May 28, the reality show titled "Real
Talk," will allow to watch Shyheim behind the scenes, in clubs, the studio,
record company offices and his Staten Island home.
"I want to show everyone from New York to
Yugoslavia what it’s like for a Hip-Hop artist to be on the grind," Shyheim
said. "It ain’t gonna be like no Makin’ Da Band…it’ll be more real."
"Real Talk" will promote his upcoming
release The Greatest Story Never Told
and will web-cast three times a week every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Shyheim is also planning an autobiographical
film, also called The Greatest Story Never Told, and it will be lensed by D-Don,
who also directed 2002’s cult classic "Shottas."
Shyheim was 15 when the gritty single "On
and On" went as high as #7 in 1994. The film is an account of his rise
as a child rap star, his burgeoning acting career and the setbacks he experienced
along the way.
Recently, Shyheim was released from prison after
two and a half years for probation violation, gun charges and armed robbery.
"I got caught with a cop’s gun," he
told AllHipHop.com in a previous interview. "Then on top of that, I had
an armed robbery in the first degree. It started off on some beefing s**t. That’s
just the way the ‘hood goes. So, that’s what turned it into an armed robbery
with a deadly weapon. I owe [the State of New York] three years on parole. I
learned a lesson from that. That was Allah’s way of telling me, ‘Look, slow
The Greatest Story Never Told features production
from DJ Quik, RZA and Easy Mo Bee. The album drops July 13 on Shyheim’s label,
Bottom Up Records.
"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.”
The reality series can be viewed at www.shyheim.tv