March 08, 2016

Reks "Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme" (March 8, 2011)


Corey Isiah Christie was a b-boy from Lawtown, MA. When he got around to discovering hip-hop, Reks was born.... For his sixth album, R.E.K.S., all Reks wanted to do was steer hip-hop in the right direction; give insight to the youth and show that rap is relatable to the youth. In an interview with Ghettoblaster Magazine, Reks shared: "We need to take control of our culture and not let the masses destroy it... This to me, is my most personal album, I would say. This one means the most to me because I shed a lot of tears and I gave more pieces of the man that I am on this album." I'm revisiting Reks' Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme album today on the 5th anniversary of its release because it's such a strong album in his catalog. Records like "Mr. Nobody," "Like A Star," "25th Hour" and others stay in rotation and deserve to be highlighted here. The album's production is incredible; handled by Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, The Alchemist, Pete Rock, Nottz, Sean C & LV, Sha Money XL, Hi-Tek, Fizzy Womack and more. I'm thankful for the few opportunities I've had to chop it up with Reks, and to see him grow into one of our genre's greatest lyricists and artists with purpose and a message. Give him his flowers! Oh... and I miss the BBQs at Statik's crib, too. Listen below...