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Hailing from Lawrence, Mass., Reks debuted back in 2000 with the much-loved 12-inch single "Skills 101." Extremely lyrical, with high-caliber storytelling abilities, he has since released several great albums (including Along Came the Chosen and Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme) but remains relatively unknown outside Boston. On Straight No Chaser, he again teams with fellow Law-Town homie Statik Selektah, who produces all 14 tracks and brings his signature blend of ultra-rugged drums and dusty, soul-drenched loops to the table. Reks' thoughtful songwriting focuses on real-life struggles and triumphs, with rhymes that are undeniably quotable but also easy to relate to. Pretty much every song here is dope, but "Sit/Think/Drink," "Such a Showoff," "Break Ups," and "Regrets" are standouts. Straight No Chaser also features strong collabos with Action Bronson, Slaine, and Termanology, among others.

Customer Reviews


Reks, underated M.C.

Don't sleeeeep on this...

Dope beats, dope rhymes... This album is a must buy. Cop it!

Crown the King!!!

My dude Reks is THE top rhymesayer in the game, real talk. The most slept on MC, period!


Born: Lawrence, MA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s

Born and raised in Lawrence, MA, street lyricist Corey Isiah Christie, better known as just Reks, started out as a breakdancer in his teens and was part of a local B-boy crew called Funk Town Connection. By the time he entered college at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Reks had built a reputation for himself in the local Boston rap scene, but then eventually quit school to begin recording for Brick Records. A few 12" singles, "I Could Have Done More" and "Fearless," arrived first in early 2001,...
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