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What is the probability that a Frenchman and an American would come together to start an album series together? The odds are next to zero unless one refers to French DJ/Producer J Hart and Baltimore native UnReal, a rare emcee/DJ combination that equals hip hop when adding their contrasting origins. Considering their vast cultural differences, what do you get when these two merge? The result is the Graduation, an opus detailing the journey of a damned rapperï¿½s growth from the street corners of Baltimore. Mixed with deft lyricism over J Hartï¿½s soulful throwback production, UnReal draws the listener into his mind while reflecting both he and J Hartï¿½s love for hip hop. While Baltimore is most known for its grittiness, violence, and drugs due to the HBO series ï¿½The Wireï¿½ and ï¿½The Cornerï¿½, over thirteen tracks Unreal reflects on his own regrettable lifestyle on the Baltimore streets and how he struggles to be a better man because of it. The Graduation is so entitled to convey UnRealï¿½s recent graduation from college, his graduation into a more polished artist and his graduation into manhood. Symbolizing more than a diploma certificate, the Graduation is a wonderfully crafted hip hop project detailing the amelioration of UnReal as a person. There is no glorification but the restitution of route, the story of a manï¿½s will to change and become a Man. This is the evolution, the redemption, the Graduation...