Reks - T.H.I.N.G.S. (The Hunger Inside Never Gets Satisfied)
The Boston Emcee Returns with His 12 Studio LP...and He's Hungry
By: Brick Records
That feeling is palpable throughout T.H.I.N.G.S., an album bursting with everything you'd want from a Reks record, but also so much more. There's certainly instances of his trademark wordplay mixed with bravado on here, like the Apollo Brown-produced banger "King of the Town" featuring Lucky Dice & Chi Knox. But the real core of this record is Reks' reckoning with bigger societal issues that have simply run rampant for too long.
And given his talents with the pen, he's able to blend strong songwriting with deep, conceptual lyrics. Just listen to how he tackles white privilege on the otherwise catchy "Rachel Green" or the way he chronicles being Black in America on "White House." That's not even mentioning "The Complex," a lyrically gripping look at PTSD and Big Pharma featuring Pharoahe Monch, and his personal favorite track, "Nana & Grampy's Song," a heartfelt dedication to Black love.
For Reks, it's all about delivering the best possible music to his fans while staying true to himself. And he does exactly that not just through his own gifts, but also through collaborations with the likes of Monch, Lil Fame, Nottz, Evidence, and Marco Polo, among others.
T.H.I.N.G.S., is available now for pre-order and becomes available on CD and through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms on Friday, September 11. A deluxe splatter Vinyl LP will be available in limited quantities via Brick Records.
01. Strong.Ready.Able (prod. by Jon Glass)
02. T.H.I.N.G.S (prod. by Nottz)
03. MissEducation (prod. by G Whiz)
04. Civilized Barbarians (prod. by Evidence)
05. The Complex (feat. Pharoahe Monch) (prod. Statik Selektah)
06. Isis Daughter (feat. Rayel) (prod. by Apollo Brown)
07. Rachel Green (prod. by D.R.U.G.S. Beats)
08. Ego (prod. by Shortfyuz)
09. Brotherly Love (prod. by Andre X)
10. Legacy Driven (prod. by Evidence)
11. White House (prod. by D.R.U.G.S. Beats)
12. Benjamin's Dead (feat. Singapore Kane & Lil Fame) (prod. by D.R.U.G.S. Beats)
13. Animal Kingdom (prod. by Apollo Brown)
14. King of the Town (feat. Lucky Dice & Chi Knox) (prod. by Apollo Brown)
15. Heartbreak, Farewell (prod. by Marco Polo)
16. The Wedding Song (feat. C Scharp & Queen Philosophical)
17. This Village (prod. by Evidence)
18. Nana & Grampy's Song (prod. by D.R.U.G.S.beats)
19. Still Dreaming (prod. by Mephux)
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