Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
BandAlternativeHip Hop


TRC (formerly "The Real Clash") received 2014’s Best of the Bay award in Creative Loafing in the Hip-Hop Ensemble category. This accolade comes shortly after securing the cover shot of an issue in the same periodical along with a mention in the Tampa Bay Times’ Ultimate Local Music Guide in addition to a live showcase on Tampa’s local talk show, Studio 10. TRC has been performing together, original compositions with all live instrumentation, for a little over 3 years a sound defined as eclectic and soulful while delivering a positive message. Most recognize their origins as being student members of a classroom-based collective, each handpicked by one of the founders to be an addition to St. Petersburg College’s Music Industry Recording Arts curriculum that ended up being more than that. The goal of the group is to revolutionize the hip-hop world with fresh sounds and positive messages that cause the listener to think beyond the music. The band further strives to change the perception of the hip-hop community from that of thugs, violence and the denigration of women to that of a culture of educated, socially conscious and spiritually enlightened. TRC competed in an annual contest winning a spot on Okeechobee Music Festival in March 2017.


This record is a 3 year-long culmination of long days and even longer nights of writing, recording, financing, promotion, mixing and mastering. Clash Wednesday is here for the masses. Please enjoy as everyone else has been ever since it's release. Thank you for the love and support. We are forever grateful.


released January 8, 2016 

Recorded by J. Ack at MIRA Studios, SPC, St. Petersburg 
Additional recording by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Recording 
Mixed and Mastered by Dan Hetzel, Tampa, FL 

Trk. 2, mixed by Mike Major at Mike's Mix Room, Dunedin, FL. 

Trk. 7, mixed by J. Ack at Dexter's Lab, Tarpon Springs, FL and mastered by Dave Greenberg for Sonopod, St. Petersburg, FL 

Trk. 9, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Swick at Paradise Recording, Largo, FL

Set List

TRC Experience
1. Reboot
2. Stupid
3. Blood Type Phunk Positive
4. Boxx Cutta
5. June, July, August
6. More Hearts Drop
7. Effigy
8. The Kraken