The Turnaround: The Long Awaited Drama
The Turnaround
Studio album by Real Live


May 14, 1996


May 1995 - February 1996


Marley's House of Hitz
(New York City)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Big Beat, Atlantic Records


K-Def, Marley Marl

The Turnaround: The Long Awaited Drama is the debut studio album by the American hip hop duo Real Live consisting of rapper Larry-O and producer K-Def. it was released in May 14, 1996 under Big Beat/Atlantic. the album features guest appearances of Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Killa Sin and Lord Tariq. The Turnaround: The Long Awaited Drama spawned the singles "Real Live Shit" and "The Turnaround".

Track Listing Edit

  1. "Intro" - 0:56
  2. "Pop The Trunk" - 3:19
  3. "The Gimmicks" - 3:26
  4. "They Got Me" - 2:45
  5. "Ain't No Love" - 4:34
  6. "Iceberg Slick" - 4:07
  7. "Larry-O Meets Iceberg Slick" - 3:37
  8. "All I Ask of You (Comin' Thru)" - 4:27
  9. "The Turnaround" - 5:32
  10. "Trilogy of Error" - 4:55
  11. "Real Live Shit" - 4:31
  12. "Day You Die" - 4:45
  13. "Crime Is Money" - 4:09
  14. "Money & Shows" - 3:54
  15. "Real Live Shit (Remix)" feat. Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Killa Sin & Lord Tariq - 6:15

Samples Edit


  • "I Love You for All Seasons" by The Fuzz

Pop The Trunk

  • "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" by Curtis Mayfield
  • "Slaughter's Theme" by James Brown
  • "Can't Wait" by Redman

The Gimmicks

They Got Me

  • "Brawlin' Broads" by Roy Ayers

Ain't No Love

  • "Ain't No Love in Heart of the City" by Bobby Bland
  • "Little Sunflower" by Freddie Hubbard

Iceberg Slick

  • "Nautilus" by Bob James

Larry-O Meets Iceberg Slick

  • "Ike's Mood / You're Lost That Loving Feeling" by Isaac Hayes

All I Ask of You (Comin' Thru)

  • "Ask of You" by Raphael Saadiq

The Turnaround

Trilogy of Error

  • "Terri's Tune" by David Axerlod

Real Live Shit

  • "Hydra" by Grover Washington, Jr.
  • "Poor Abbey Walsh" by Marvin Gaye
  • "It Ain't Hard to Tell" by Nas

Day You Die

  • "It's Your Thing" by Lou Donaldson

Crime Is Money

Money & Shows

  • "Do What You Gotta Do" by Eddie Drennon

Real Live Shit (Remix)

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