Although he’s been doing his thing for years, it always feels like REKS gets overlooked.
Getting his start in 2001 with his debut album, Along Came The Chosen, the Boston emcee went on to drop eight additional albums—with Grey Hairs (2008), Rhyhmatic Eternal King Supreme (2012), and Eyes Watching God (2014) among my personal favorites—stole the show on a few Statik Selektah albums, and laced countless verses on tracks alongside Royce Da 5’9″ (DJ EFN’s “Revolutionary Ride Music“), Chino XL (Akrobatik’s “A.H.O.D.“), Skyzoo & Torae (Termanology’s “Get Away“), N.O.R.E. (“Jesus Take The Wheel“), and many others.
On September 9th, REKS is looking to wake the world up with his next album, The Greatest X (pronounced The Greatest Unknown). And today, following the Nottz-produced “The Recipe,” he’s back with the project’s fourth single, “Jump Shots.”
Produced by Buckwild (with cuts by Statik Selektah), REKS breaks down the limited options available to the ghetto youth while drawing parallels between basketball and Hip-Hop—a nod to Biggie’s “either your slingin’ crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot” line from “Things Done Changed.”
Hit the blacktop to get a few “Jump Shots” in above and be sure to pick up The Greatest X—which will feature production and guest appearances from Alchemist, Evidence, R.A. the Rugged Man, Black Milk, Apollo Brown, and more—on September 9th.