the real clash

hip-hop redefined

616 North Ave 34689 Tarpon Springs



TRC is a Hip-Hop rooted group, native to the Tampa Bay area, with experience performing alongside elite industry artists such as Usher, The Roots, Gallant, Anderson .Paak, Solange and Parliament Funkadelic to name a few.

In their career, they have made 100+ appearances on stage including Okeechobee Music Festival, Gasparilla Music Festival, The Black Heritage Music Festival, Tropical Heatwave and more. The Real Clash's view also extends to locally and nationally syndicated broadcast media appearances involving but not limited to reoccurring collaborations with ABC Action News during their Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigns. Widely recognized online magazine Ambrosia For Heads has featured T.R.C.

All music is original music. However, covers, in a wide range of genres, are mixed in from time to time with a bit of a twist. TRC is high energy and full of rhythm. You will have no desire to sit down once you get up. The grooves are that infectious. Everything fun you love about music TRC embodies.




"The Real Clash [TRC] demonstrates the sort of chemistry and dynamic stage presence that some veteran bands still have trouble achieving."

Creative Loafing Tampa

"Clash" is sort of a misnomer when considering St. Petersburg's eight-member funk/hip hop ensemble The Real Clash. If anything, it's a harmonious gathering of local music prodigies creating a groove-heavy yet still insightful listening experience. 

Tampa Bay Times

Most of Clash Wednesday was produced at MIRA Studios and Rock Garden Recording, and the 11 tracks showcase TRC’s vibrant synthesis of hip hop, soul, R&B, jazz, funk and rock, taking the spirited live energy and chemistry they maintain so effortlessly on stage and refining it for the studio. The mix is good — you can actually hear what the drums, keys, guitar and bass are doing, both individually and as a well-oiled whole — and the production embellishments manage to enhance (and not detract from) songs that were already great before they were given the studio treatment. 

Creative Loafing