DA REAL3ST Press Photo 6

DA REAL3ST and Sona release an appealing music video for their “BET” single

DA REAL3ST is a rising artist, songwriter, and sound engineer from north London, England. Sona is a popular artist from south London. Not too long ago, they released an appealing music video for their “BET” single, directed by Jack Whitfield. The song was produced by TRTheProducer (AJ Tracey, IAMDDB, Abra Cadabra, M Huncho).

DA REAL3ST and Sona – “BET” music video

“‘BET’ is a song about the contrast between grinding hard and the effects it could have on your personal/love life. I wanted to show versatility within my style and also within drill. Drill can be fun and does not always have to be so serious.” – DA REAL3ST explained

‘BET’ contains an urban street narrative, smooth cadences, and tuneful rap flows. The likable tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with hip-hop, UK drill, trap, and afrobeats elements. Furthermore, “BET” is featured on DA REAL3ST’s debut mixtape, entitled, “Love Or Rivalry.”

DA REAL3ST – “Love Or Rivalry” mixtape

DA REAL3ST - “Love Or Rivalry” mixtape cover art

‘Love Or Rivalry’ features DA REAL3ST’s previously released singles including “NO COMPLACENCY” and “NO FEMALES.” Both tunes have garnered huge support from media and fans alike.


DA REAL3ST Press Photo 5

DA REAL3ST describes himself as a “melodic lyrical monster.” He spent most of his childhood and teenage years being raised by his single mother in Croydon, south London. Also, he spent two years living in Nigeria and eight years in America. Formerly a youth player at AFC Wimbledon, with several top-flight clubs interested, it was a surprise to his family when he decided to ditch the field for the booth.

DA REAL3ST started his musical journey under the alias, RMP (RealestMusicPlayed), and gained neighborhood and media support. After winning the prestigious Unsigned Stars competition, he was handed the award directly from Stormzy, a previous winner of the competition.


DA REAL3ST Press Photo 4

Things were on the up for the young musician until he was hit with the news of his mother passing away late in 2019. After taking a hiatus, he made a return and rebranded himself as DA REAL3ST. Now, he shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Also, in the coming months, he plans on increasing his stature and presence within the UK drill scene.

“BET” single

DA REAL3ST and Sona - “BET” song cover art

We recommend adding DA REAL3ST’s and Sona’s “BET” single to your favorite UK drill playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music. Furthermore, always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E).

Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, check out our At Home video series, which highlights tomorrow’s most promising stars. Expect to hear popular genres such as hip-hop, R&B, Pop, Rock, and alternative music. Furthermore, if you appreciate what we do, then show some love via Cash App or PayPal, subscribe to our weekly newsletter, purchase our merchandise, or become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. “Disclaimer: This post contains Apple TV and Apple Music affiliate links. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Bong Mines Entertainment