Urael Blackshear (better known by his stage name UraelB) was born on September 15th, 1998, to parents Tracey Williams and David Blackshear Jr. The 22 year old Hip-Hop emcee grew up all across South Central Los Angeles, where he went to elementary, junior high, and high school playing football and basketball. His streets-smarts and passion for poetry lead him into writing raps at the age of 13. He soon dove into a full blown pursuit of his music career in 2016 at the age of 17. He first began releasing freestyles on twitter which, brought him tremendous buzz in the winter of 2016 and spring of 2017. He founded the Independent Music Collective: Respect The Real LLC. (RTR) in 2017, in honor of his grandmother who transitioned in January of that year (as mentioned in his Voyage LA Spolight Article). UraelB's first official music release came out December 30th, 2017 On Soundcloud titled: 310-323 which was covered by Los Angeles music blog Slap LA . This was the leading single from his 2018 mixtape: RTR Vol. 1, released April 6th of that year. The rest of 2018 would he would pump out more freestyles and and singles to close out the year, then begin his musical growth spurt at the start of 2019.
January 1st, 2019, UraelB released the single "Relay" on all streaming platforms through Respect The Real LLC. UraelB would start to push for his top spot in the underground hip-hop scene with this single, along with the one succeeding it on March 15th, titled: "M.O." After this, UraelB auditioned for the NPR: Tiny Desk Contest in April and performed an unreleased track: "Groovy" with a band he put together at his college. The official music video for "M.O." would release afterward in June of 2019, and he then followed this up with his hit single of the Summer, "Fall Back" feat. SamboVHS. This also came with a blog review by Buzz Music LA and an official music video, which released on his 21st birthday in 2019. To close out the year, he released one final single "Effected" on December 4th. Buzz Music LA linked up with Urael again for a featured article on the song, and an official music video also accompanied this song.
After overhaul and redevelopment, UraelB sets off the year introducing the full RTR collective squad. Consisting of multi-faceted artists, producers, musicians, song-writers, singers, and engineers. The Official DJ of RTR, CB5, released his debut album: "Lost Legends" executive produced by CB5 himself, UraelB, and RTR House Engineer Dariush. Urael rapped verses on 7 of the 13 tracks on the album, and has writing credits on 10 of the 13 tracks. He worked alongside notable LA and West Coast artists LijahT, HoneyBlu and world renowned composer and trumpet player Dontae Winslow.
Most recently, on May 11th, 2020, UraelB released his long-awaited debut album: "DemiGod" which he co-produced with RTR's Dariush and Vee, released under Respect The Real LLC. This album marks a new milestone for UraelB in which he will accompany this project with a Short Film/Visual Album this summer. All Business Inquires Email: firstname.lastname@example.org