Colorado’s own Rapper and Producer Authintic releases his latest album ‘Get Real Or Die Lying’. Right off the bat the opening track ‘All That I Got’ is a scathing critique on the current trends in Hip-Hop and overt attempts at fame despite integrity and originality. Over deep booming pitch-bent 808s, haunting keys, and crisp snares Authintic’s gritty flow details his grievances with the Rap game with venomous lines and sharp wit. A mission statement for the concept of the album and even a microcosm of his namesake. ‘Divide’ continues with Authintic’s authenticity, further cementing his stance as the antithesis to the fluff of mainstream Hip-Hop by speaking on the current state of affairs of a world divided in a fashion that seems purposefully for means potentially more sinister. The production on ‘Get Real Or Die Lying’ is raw, gritty, haunting, ominous and infectious. Each track has a specific mood that is set immediately, the soundscape is constructed and primed for Authintic’s raw realism. Lyrically Authintic is direct, incisive, and potent ‘Food For Thought’ displays his vivid story telling and keen ear for song structure, choruses, and plot. In a world filled with fakes being ignorant is a blessing, the beginning of knowledge comes from self reflection. Once acknowledged this insight acted out in life is the art of being authentic. While the world remains fake being authentic and aware is the opposite of the ignorant and the fake. With Authintic’s core foundation being built on authenticity his awareness of the world comes as an earth shattering dismantling of the world around him, a man too aware of the brutality of existence. This realization is transmuted into undeniable art. The honest introspection of ‘Knocking’ and ‘Places’ is the internal refocus of this gaze inward, ‘Ask Your Doctor’ and the title track ‘Get Real Or Die Lying’ is the result of this gaze turned outward. Throughout the entirety of the album we get to view the world as it is, harsh, final, disconcerting, and beautiful. Authintic acts as the camera man documenting this life for listeners, his wisdom, wit and perspective is much needed in Hip-Hop and music in general. With heartfelt production, honesty, integrity, additional vocals from the legendary Slaine out of Boston and Strange Music’s Wrekonize, grit, and pure talent Authintic’s ‘Get Real Or Die Lying’ is a truly flawless album, a dark glimpse of hope in a mire of mumbling peers, fake personas, and soul-less leeches. Breaking the monotony of a plastic world of cookie-cutter copies the only way possible, being Authintic.