Reks crafted this video single from his 2016 album, The Greatest X. The production hails from the mind of none other than Apollo Brown.
The acronym stands for H.er I.finite P.owers H.elp O.ppressed P.eople. The music stands for the genre that assist people through difficult times and struggle. As an artist, Reks expresses how the music became a vehicle of expression for him. Dope track from a dope album.
Artist: Venomous2000 & Trilian
Album: Sounds Of The Great Ones
- Know Things (ft. DJ TMB)
- Hot Damn (ft. The Artifacts, Tiye Phoenix, and DJ Trickalone
- Rock The Bells (ft. Reks, C-Rayz Walz, and DJ TMB)
- My Grandma Used To Say
- Products Of The Environment (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq and Cella Dwellas)
- Marvelous (Planet-ill)
- Make Ya Speakers Pop (ft. 9th Prince, Inspectah Deck, NLZ, and DJ TMB)
- Psalms 76
- It’s Over (ft. DJ TMB)
I am not going to start off this review by telling you how much I have been a fan of Venomous2000 over the years. That would be disingenuous. As a matter of fact, you won’t see too much music from him posted on this site since it’s inception. Honesty being the best policy, while I respected the man’s talent, I was never really “wowed” by his previous bodies of work, and I had purchased more than just a couple of projects.
SuperSTah Snuk and Reks take it back to the high school lunch room, where kids used to bang out beats on the tables and set off ciphers to showcase their skills.
The track is off of Snuk’s latest offering, Man Of 1000 Styles.
The legend is back with an album dropping this summer entitled, The Greatest X. Simply put, Reks demonstrates almost an unparalleled longevity in dropping ill music time and time again. This time he puts the police on blast and in the front lines of the media with his tack, Hands Up. The production comes from STREETRUNNER.
John Jigg$ drops another gem for the public to digest featuring guest bars from Reks and production from Jon Glass.
Jigg$ uses ‘the reason’ as a soundscape to list his motivations for continuing his musical onslaught. As a hip hop fan, I hope he continues to find that motivation, because his music is clearly top notch.
Akrobatik and LX Beats invite a few friends to rock over one of their cuts and the results are as expected: Dope. It’s a mingling of known and unknown quantities. We know what Reks, Akrobatik, and Chino XL are prone to deliver, but Redrama and Are stand a little less familiar, but it’s all good as everyone delivers a nice touch to the production from LX-Beats.
I have been a fan of Reks since I first heard the album, Along Came The Chosen. He’s a real man, a real emcee, who is creating real music. There are no smoke and mirrors. There’s no fancy cars and glamorous women in the videos. There’s no flashing of the cash. When the game changed, Reks remained true to himself and the foundation of hip hop. He kept on doing him and making music for those who could appreciate that. He’s worked with some of the most renowned producers and illest emcees. In return for his great musical contribution, HHD wants to repay the favor and highlight his illustrious career thus far. This Check The Discography is for a man who is more than deserving. So Reks, we salute you, your work, and all the energy you put into it. As a fan, if you don’t have any of these albums, or mixtapes, make sure you do yourself a favor and cop these. A couple of things before you start clicking: The majority of these releases are sold in online stores, so please follow the links and support the man. Secondly, Happy Holidays was released as a mixtape almost a decade ago and I can find no working links so if you have access, holler at me. Lastly, the link to the Rekless album is to CD Universe where you can only buy the physical album for approximately $60.00. I say go for it!
As Reks and Hazardis Soundz prepare to unleash their Eyes Watching God album in July, they unleash what is sure to be one of the years biggest of bangers. Soundz turns it up with horns and an interesting synth backdrop. Reks, Fredro Starr, and Ruste Juxx take you through a little piece of hell with each of their bars. I love how the track gets a little more low key on Juxx’s verse as he is one of the most high energy emcees in the game. A really great collabo altogether.
Artist: Shabaam Sahdeeq
Album: Keepers Of The Lost Art
1. Keepers Of The Lost Art
2. Conceited Confidence
3. Playing Games
4. Speak Truth (ft. Reks & Kamala)
5. Walk With The Light
6. That Dope (ft. Wais P & Sha Stimuli)
7. Hardbody & Heavy (ft. Half A Brick & EastKoast)
9. Grown Man Hustle (ft. Eric Rico)
10. The Come Back Kid (ft. Skyzoo & F.T.)
11. Seasons Change
12. City Of Fame (ft. Mic Handz)
13. He Who Dares (ft. Lewis Parker)
14. Fall In Line
15. O.G Certified (ft. Tragedy Khadafi)
16. Done It All (ft. Bekay)
17. Relax [Remix]
18. Energon 2 (ft. Spit Gemz)
19. Honor Me Now [Remix]
20. U Don’t Want None (ft. General DV)
21. Cut From A Different Cloth (ft. Hakim) [Bonus Track]
22. Do You [Bonus Track]
23. Motion Picture [Bonus Track]
This is the first review of an album that we have done for Shabaam Sahdeeq. That’s odd because we have posted a ton of singles for various other projects, but this is really his first viable album in a long while. He has stayed busy with a bunch of mixtapes and guest features, all the while creating and crafting his own album, Keepers Of The Lost Art. The album has actually been a long time in the making, as I first heard this album titled a couple of years ago.
Reks is simply one of the finest emcees in the business. His lyrics are razor sharp and Hazardis Soundz delivers the banging rhythms. Check out their latest mixtape, All Eyes On Reks, to hear more choice cuts just like this. Their new album, Eyes Watching God, is due out later this year.