An idiom of hip hop culture used to refer to the tendency or ability for real
individuals to identify, connect with, or otherwise respect, other real individuals. The usage of real is identical to that in the more generic phrase keepin' it real
, i.e. genuine, true.
Scalia: "I think equal protection is the most overextended rational in modern day justice"
Scalia: "We see eye to eye on this don't we?"
Roberts: "Hey, real recognize real."