JK – We Outta Here (ft. Reks x Silly Grinn x DJ Deadeye)

Here’s a pretty dope track off of JK’s new album, Opinionated Facts, which I am highly inclined to check out after hearing this joint.   The beat and the scratching are really fire on this joint.  DJ Deadeye is definitely setting a tone here with this one.  Flows from JK and Silly Grinn (also on the production) are dope, and Reks is just on his A game with these bars.

If you are a fan of hip hop.  You are going to want to check this out!

 

Skeptika – The Hour of Death f. SPNDA, Relentless and REKS (Video)

Oh now this is ill on so many different levels!  Skeptika concocted a toxically addictive brew by fusing that boom bap and some East Indian rhythms.  The rhymes from SPNDA, Relentless, and Reks are all on point.

But the concept of the video is pretty unique and epic having female actors mouth the emcee’s lyrics while articulating an all out action scene.

What’s not to love here?  Nothing.  You love everything!  And you should.

Skeptika has an album dropping in the fall called West Of Eden.  I am going to keep my eyes peeled.

Nasty P – No Tellin (ft. Reks x Ed O.G x Termanology x Akrobatik) (Video)

Nasty P out of Scotland has assembled a who’s who from the Boston Hip Hop Scene for his track No Tellin. The stairwell in this video has never seen so much illness! This is one of those tracks that just goes. The beat is hype and the cuts on the tables are precise.

If you look at this lineup you know you are going to get an intense lyrical salvo. Ed O.G. drops this line with Chechens and Russians that should keep even the most ignorant heads up on global dynamics.

If you are feeling this track, Nasty P has an EP out where this track is featured. There is also a remix for this song that is completely sick. Check that out!

REKS – H.I.P.H.O.P. (prod. by Apollo Brown) (Video)

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.

Venomous2000 x Trilian – Sounds Of The Great Ones (2017)

Artist: Venomous2000 & Trilian

Album: Sounds Of The Great Ones

Tracklisting:

  1. Introduction
  2. Know Things (ft. DJ TMB)
  3. Hot Damn (ft. The Artifacts, Tiye Phoenix, and DJ Trickalone
  4. Homecoming
  5. Rock The Bells (ft. Reks, C-Rayz Walz, and DJ TMB)
  6. My Grandma Used To Say
  7. Products Of The Environment (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq and Cella Dwellas)
  8. Marvelous (Planet-ill)
  9. Make Ya Speakers Pop (ft. 9th Prince, Inspectah Deck, NLZ, and DJ TMB)
  10. Psalms 76
  11. It’s Over (ft. DJ TMB)

Note:

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.

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Single You Out: Akrobatik x LX-Beats – All Hands On Deck (feat. Redrama, Reks, Are, Chino XL )

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.

Check The Discography: Reks

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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!

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