Though his last project, In Between the Lines (Vol. 2), has been a regular visitor to our Mixtape Chart, it’s been a few months since we actually heard something new from Boston mainstay REKS. Surely our favorite hip-hop malcontent has found a few more bones to pick since last November? Indeed he has. On album leak Why Cry, the grey-haired emcee once again gives the game a piece of his mind. Over The Alchemist‘s off-kilter beat, an ominous blend of queasy strings and boom-bap percussion, REKS bemoans our lack of true revolutionaries, laying the blame on a culture of superficiality and materialism. D-Block member Styles P seconds that emotion on the record’s latter half, shaking his head at today’s misguided youth: “They got me trippin’ cause they don’t know tradition, or they don’t know addition, just new clothes, but they know the limited edition of a new whip…” Think the collaborators have a point? You’ll be able to show your support in person March 18, when REKS rocks the stage at our Booth-sponsored Austin, Texas showcase The Rising. In addition, be sure to cop his latest album, Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme, when it drops on March 8.
Written by richard on Feb 22, 2011
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