If you’re anything like me, then you may skip through the skits or
interludes on a CD to get to the real tracks. That’s gotta explain how
I missed this gem of an interlude from 112’s self-titled debut CD, but I came
across it just recently when converting this disc into MP3.
Imagine my surprise when this interlude came on sandwiched nicely between two songs, and I actually listened to it I think for the first time.
112 sings “Keep It Real” with all of the heart and soul they could
muster to celebrate their former bossman, Sean Combs, then still going by the Puffy moniker. These dudes are singing hard, and this song is quite comical to listen to now. I don’t know what’s
funnier, when the fellas break out into some serious four-part harmony
when singing Craig Mack’s name or their brief Jodeci imitation. Nah, I think the overall Puffy lovefest is what has me over here LOL.
As narcissistic as Diddy is I’m surprised he didn’t release this as a single–or at least a B-side complete with a remix.
112: “Keep It Real” (Interlude)