'What's Real?' by DJ 563 is a mix tape of a great selection of tracks, mainly from the mid nineties which are smoothly glued together and arranged to provide a number of different atmospheres which rarely feel unattached to the rest of the project. This is an ideal mix for playing in your living room to chill out to or in the car to enjoy the sun, when it decides to shine. Highlights are the opening freestyle, track nine's 'Hold On, Hold On' chorus and the presence of big names in general, including Q-Tip, BIG, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Organized Konfusion and many many more. This is an enjoyable journey through the 90's boom bap era, containing rarities, remixes and B-sides. It's also more than enough reason to check out 563's previous works.