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REKS & Apollo Brown Celebrate Hip-Hop’s Infinite Powers (Video)

With ten LPs already under his belt, Lawrence, Massachusetts' REKS may very well be the perfect embodiment of an underground MC. Since his 2001 debut, Along Came The Chosen, he has worked with the likes of DJ Premier, Styles P, Pete Rock, Skyzoo, Alchemist, Freeway, Hi-Tek, and more. In September... Read more

REKS Returns Home With A Large Professor Track To See What Is Gone (Video)

REKS lets the “lyricals” shine on this fittingly back-to-basics video for “Gone Baby Gone.” This is his latest Large Professor-produced song and is about some of the issues that this generation faces, deemed "critical" by the Massachusetts MC. REKS' hometown, the City of Lawrence, provides an industrial, seemingly desolate backdrop... Read more

REKS Mourns The Good Things Gone On A Standout Large Professor Beat (Audio)

Double albums are never out of style. Today (September 9), REKS releases his tenth LP, The Greatest X. The New England MC is a 15-year veteran, who enjoyed a strong surge in his career eight summers ago with Grey Hairs. On that album, the Statik Selektah/ShowOff affiliate got critical cosigns... Read more

REKS Shares The Recipe For Roasting Wack MCs & It Starts With Fire (Video)

For over a decade, REKS has been putting in work as one of Boston's finest. During that time, the underground MC, known as Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme, has worked with and earned the respect of some of Hip-Hop's most revered beatmakers, including DJ Premier Pete Rock, Hi-Tek and Statik Selkektah.... Read more

REKS Gets A D.I.T.C. Beat Care Of Buckwild & Digs In (Video)

Lawrence, Massachusetts MC REKS has worked with some of Hip-Hop's most celebrated producers. From DJ Premier to Large Professor, Pete Rock to Alchemist, the ShowOff/Brick Records MC has had access to  the kind of beats that has peers could dream of. "Jump Shots" is a single, produced by D.I.T.C.'s Buckwild.... Read more

REKS Has A New Album Coming & The 1st Single Is “The Recipe” For Dopeness (Audio)

Veteran MC REKS is preparing to release a star-studded new album, his first since 2014. The Greatest X (pronounced The Greatest Unknown) hits stores this Summer, and features production from Large Professor, The Alchemist, Evidence, Statik Selektah, Nottz, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, Buckwild, Streetrunner and more, and includes guest verses... Read more

DJ Premier Remixes A Termanology Standout, Featuring Sean Price, Lil Fame & More (Audio)

Termanology has released a new EP, Term Brady. The Lawrence, Massachusetts native has released a combined 11 LPs and EPs in the last nine years, including collaborative work with 1982 partner Statik Selektah, as well as a celebrated project with M.O.P.'s Lil Fame. There have been 12 more mixtapes in... Read more

Royce Da 5’9″, O.C., REKS & Droog Make Some Revolutionary Boom Bap (Audio)

New Jersey veteran K-Def has remixed much of DJ EFN's Another Time album. This go-round, the onetime Marley Marl protege invites listeners to revisit "Revolutionary Ride Music," which features verses from Your Old Droog, Royce Da 5'9", REKS, and O.C. In his remix, The Garden State producer takes a more somber... Read more

Royce Da 5’9″, O.C., REKS & Your Old Droog On A Track Together? On A Buckwild Beat No Less! (Audio)

One week after bringing Killer Mike and Crooked I (Kxng Crooked) together on a stick of audio dynamite, the powder kegs are far from depleted. "Revolutionary Ride Music" is orchestrated by EFN, who bridged generations of MCs by combining Royce Da 5'9", O.C., REKS, and Your Old Droog. If that... Read more

Termanology, Skyzoo, Torae & REKS Celebrate The Downtime (Video)

Termanology just dropped a new music video for "Get Away," a highlight off of his new album Shut Up And Rap, which was just released last month.  The song features guest appearances from some dope MCs, all of whom released new albums in 2014: Skyzoo & Torae, who released Barrel... Read more

Shabaam Sahdeeq’s New Collabo Project Includes Ras Kass, Rah Digga, Masta Ace & Harry Fraud (Mixtape)

Brooklyn, New York veteran MC Shabaam Sahdeeq has maintained an illustrious underground Hip-Hop career for more than 17 years. S-Dub, as he's also known, has combined Lyricist Lounge-tested MC wordplay with '80s and '90s BK imagery that made everybody from Sean Price to Ill Bill, Skyzoo to Kool G Rap... Read more

REKS Sounds Harder Than Ever & This Is Only The Intro To His New LP (Video)

REKS is one of the more hardcore MCs who remains deeply active in Hip-Hop. The Massachusetts native has more than 13 years deep in delivering compelling accounts as a street kid who lives and loves the culture, wanting to be heard. His latest project with Hazardis Soundz, Eyes Watching God... Read more

Alchemist & Statik Selektah Co-Produce A New Term Joint With REKS & Willie The Kid (Audio)

In 2014, co-production in from some producers is very rare. Two such cases are Alchemist and Statik Selektah. Eminem's DJ and Q-Tip's (onetime) DJ are two respected sources on the boards, and while they work with a lot of the same cats (Action Bronson, The LOX, Dilated Peoples), they aren't... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/3/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new visuals from Scarface & Akon, The Lox & Mobb Deep, Apollo Brown and REKS, a dramatic reading from Warren G, freestyles from Taylor Bennett (Chance the Rapper's brother) and Vic Mensa, a preview of The Simpsons vs. The Family Guy and more. Check out... Read more

REKS, N.O.R.E. & Saigon Pay Homage To Marcus Garvey (Video)

REKS and producer Hazardis Soundz, two weeks removed from the release of their joint album, Eyes Watching God, drop visuals for the single, "Garvey." The title is dedicated to the late Jamaican political leader Marcus Garvey, a prophet in the eyes of the Rastafari, and the track itself opens with... Read more

REKS Teams With Saigon & N.O.R.E. For Some Message Music With Garvey (Audio)

The revolutionary comparisons drive the musical car, as REKS links with Saigon and N.O.R.E. on "Garvey," named after the Jamaican leader of the Black Star Line. N.O.R.E.is in form, Saigon stamps down one of his signature thought-provoking verses, while REKS shows one of his many sides—in a lengthy career that's... Read more

Reks, Fredro Starr & Ruste Juxx Form an Unholy Alliance (Audio)

Reks teams up with Fredro Starr and Ruste Juxx as they "welcome you to Hell" on his latest single, "Unholy." The Lawrence, Massachusetts artist features the eerie, horn heavy production on his upcoming collaborative project with Hazardis Soundz, Eyes Watching God. The conceptual album is divided into two parts, "God's... Read more

Termanology & REKS Bow At The Alter Of Mecca (Video)

Based on the number of projects each artist does, you can tell that both Termanology and REKS simply cannot get enough Hip-Hop. They love releasing their own work, studying others, and talking about it in their verses, social media, and interviews. Statik Selektah's star Showoff disciples (although to be fair,... Read more

REKS Wrecks The Backroom with Some Heavy Bars (Video)

"Old school like Tigger in the basement. Rap often changes like Lil Kim's facelift..." REKS dropped bars on bars on bars during the latest Backroom freestyle. Check out the video. Related: N.O.R.E. and REKS Speak Their Minds About the Hip-Hop Industry and the People Who Run it In Jesus Takes... Read more

N.O.R.E. and REKS Speak Their Minds About the Hip-Hop Industry and the People Who Run it In Jesus Takes the Wheel. Check out Who Got Named (Video)

N.O.R.E. and REKS speak their minds on everything from lack of radio play to Kanye rants to the hype around Kendrick Lamar's Control verse and much more on Jesus Take the Wheel. It's more commentary and critique than shots (though there are a couple of shots as well--and they name... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (9/29/13) (Video Playlist)

This week brought new music videos from Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, Drake and Talib Kweli, as well as performances from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and J. Cole and a freestyle from Slaughterhouse. And, of course, a one of a kind interview from Kanye West. You can watch it all in the video... Read more

DJ Skizz – Day In The Life ft REKS, Rasheed Chappell, Maffew Ragazino & Liza Colby (Video)

DJ Skizz' B.Q.E. album gets a visual from three respected indie MCs that align with his radio playlists over the years. The song captures the daily ambitions and struggles of the three, with an '80s R&B sample back-beat. Related: DJ Skizz – Light Years ft Roc Marciano, A.G., O.C. &... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (9/7/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought a new video from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, an extended interview of Tajai from Souls of Mischief discussing the 20th Anniversary of 93 'til..., Kendrick Lamar talking guest verses, DJ Premier explaining symbolism of the Gang Starr logo and much more. Check out the video playlist below... Read more

REKS – Flags (Video)

Although Labor Day is rather different in meaning than Memorial Day or 4th of July, the flags were out in full-force yesterday in my travels. One of the best Massachusetts MCs post-Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs got a bit patriotic himself with "Flags." In true REKS fashion, the song looks... Read more

REKS – Revolution is Here (Video)

REKS attacks a boom bap track with aggression on Revolution is Here. Check out the video. Related: REKS – The Molotov (Video)... Read more

REKS – The Molotov (Video)

REKS pairs creative visuals with the boom bap in the video for The Molotov. The result is a winning combination. Check it out below. Related: REKS – Caged Bird ft EZDREAD (Audio)... Read more

REKS – Caged Bird ft EZDREAD

REKS smooths it out over his latest track. Check out Caged Bird featuring EZDREAD. Related: REKS – I Remember ft Rapper Big Pooh... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of February 2013 Playlist (Audio)

As we say hello to March, here's a look back at some of the best hip-hop to drop in February. This playlist features music from Redman & Method Man, Tha Dogg Pound & Snoop Dogg, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, 50 Cent & Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Ghostface, Raekwon, Action Bronson,... Read more

REKS – I Remember ft Rapper Big Pooh

REKS' latest release features a verse from Rapper Big Pooh. Check out I Remember. Related: REKS – Ahead of My Time ft C-Scharp (Audio)... Read more

REKS – Ahead of My Time ft C-Scharp

Here's a nice new joint from Reks. Check out Ahead of My Time featuring C-Scharp. Related: REKS & Lucky Dice – Heavy in the Winter (Audio)... Read more

REKS & Lucky Dice – Heavy in the Winter

Here's a dope new track from REKS & Lucky Dice. Check out Heavy in the Winter. Related: REKS – La Luna ft Sene, Koncept & Vanessa Renee (Video)... Read more

Rah Digga – Never Back Down ft Fashawn & REKS (Original Version)

Rah Digga has been releasing some heat lately. Last week she dropped a track with Nitty Scott, MC called Never Back Down. Here's the original version of the song and it features Fashawn and REKS. Check it out below. Related: Rah Digga – And Another One ft Rapsody (Audio)... Read more

REKS – La Luna ft Sene, Koncept & Vanessa Renee (Video)

REKS just dropped a video for the atmospheric track La Luna from his new album REBELutionary. The song, which features Sene, Koncept and Vanessa Renee is chilled out underground hip-hop at its finest. Related: REKS - REBELutionary (Full Album Stream)... Read more

REKS – REBELutionary (Full Album Stream)

REBELutionary is the 2nd album REKS is dropping this year. Like Straight, No Chaser which was produced entirely by Statik Selektah, REBELutionary is produced in its entirety by one producer. This time, it's Numonics behind the boards. REBELutionary features guest verses from Jon Connor, Termanology, Sene and more, and is... Read more

REKS – Shotgun ft Jon Connor & Vanessa Renee

Here's a hot new joint from REKS. Check out Shotgun featuring Jon Connor and Vanessa Renee. Related: Jon Connor - True Colors (Video)... Read more

REKS – Riggs & Murtaugh ft Action Bronson

Here's another solid track from REKS' new Straight, No Chaser album that's produced entirely by Statik Selektah. Check out Riggs & Murtaugh featuring Action Bronson. Related: REKS - Such a Showoff ft Termanology, Kali & JFK... Read more

AZ & REKS – Bridging The Gap

For the last couple of years, we've had a section of our site called The Bridge which is dedicated to making the connection between old classics and new music. Now, legendary mixtape king Doo Wop has a new project dropping where he does the same by having rap legends and... Read more

REKS – Such a Showoff ft Termanology, Kali & JFK

Here's the latest collabo between REKS and Statik Selektah. The two have a full album dropping together later this month. Check out Such a Showoff featuring Termanology, Kali and JFK. Previously: REKS - Chasin' (Prod. Statik Selektah)... Read more

REKS – Chasin’

REKS dropped a super slept-on album last year, featuring tracks from the likes of DJ Premier, Alchemist and Statik Selektah. He and Statik Selektah teamed up again on his latest song. Check out Chasin'. Previously: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) - Play Your Role ft REKS (Video)... Read more

1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – Play Your Role ft Reks (Video)

The audio for 1982's (Statik Selektah & Termanology) Play Your Role dropped a few weeks ago. The song featured Reks and, like much of 1982's material, is a not toward vintage 90's hip-hop. Here's the video. Check it out. Also, click here to see what Statik Selektah, Termanology, Big Daddy... Read more

1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – Play Your Role ft Reks

1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) and Reks each had strong albums last year. The two combine on a new 1982 song. Check out Play Your Role. Also, you can catch Statik Selektah and Termanology in our new documentary, Where It All Began, on Tuesday. Click here to see the preview.... Read more

REKS’ Kill ’em is a smart satire on the state of hip-hop.

He dons the voice of a villain trying to destroy the culture.  The video is animated and similarly creative. Check it out below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0pblV-fGG8&feature=player_embedded Click here to listen to the whole REKS' album Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme.  With tracks from Pete Rock, Statik Selektah, The Alchemist, DJ Premier and more,... Read more

Reks’ latest album is packed with tracks from some of the most credible producers in hip-hop.

He's already dropped videos for songs produced by DJ Premier and The Alchemist.  The latest video is for Mascara, produced by Statik Selektah.  Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOH0T3AKnjE&feature=player_embedded For more Reks, including a full album stream and link to buy the album R.E.K.S. - Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme), click here.... Read more

Reks dropped an album last month with an all-star line up of producers: DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek…Here’s his video for Why Cry, his track with The Alchemist.

Styles P also gets on a verse to add a little flame.  Check it out.  If you missed the Reks album, click here to listen to a full preview.... Read more

This week’s playlist is the first in a series dedicated to the greatest producers in hip-hop. First up is the legendary DJ Premier.

Primo burst onto the national scene more than 23 years ago and has been a hip-hop staple ever since. He represents guaranteed credibility for any project he touches and has often been the go-to guy for the greatest rappers in the game. You know what to expect: Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z,... Read more

Reks keeps dropping hot ish. This time it’s the video for Cigarettes ft Lil Fame from the mighty M.O.P. and Attica Barz.

Reks graced us with the free stream to his album.  If you liked it, click here to buy it.  Support good music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upaiw6VMRYs&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Reks has been MURDERING new tracks by legends like DJ Premier, Pete Rock, The Alchemist and more lately.

His new album also features tracks from other hot cats like Statik Selektah, Hi-Tek and Nottz. Now you can preview the whole album.  Click here to buy Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme. Reks 'Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme' by Brick Records... Read more

Reks keeps it grimy over an Alchemist beat. Check out Why Cry ft Styles P.

Click here to download. If you missed it, here's another hot one from Reks called 25th Hour which was produced by DJ Premier.... Read more

Been keeping it old school with the playlists, but this week decided to focus on some of the better tracks to drop recently.

You'll find tracks from Stalley, The Kid Daytona, Big K.R.I.T. + Gillade, Saigon, Terrace Martin, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Reks, Jay Electronica and more.  Press play, sit back and enjoy.... Read more