Reks Returns With New LP Straight, No Chaser
March 30, 2012 Leave a comment
REKS RETURNS WITH NEW LP STRAIGHT, NO CHASER
“STRAIGHT, NO CHASER” IS ENTIRELY PRODUCED BY STATIK SELEKTAH & FEATURES APPEARANCES FROM ACTION BRONSON, TERMANOLOGY & SLAINE
STRAIGHT, NO CHASER WILL BE RELEASED ON 4-24-2012
Still living off the praise of fans, critics and peers as well as sales of last year’s instant classic R.E.K.S (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme), REKS now sets out to take the next step in his progression with his official full length follow up opus Straight, No Chaser. Once again teaming up with super-producer Statik Selektah, the two combine like a modern day Gang Starr for Straight, No Chaser.
REKS took the underground scene by storm with his debut LP, Along Came The Chosen (2001). The album featured production from a then eighteen year old Statik Selektah and featured collaborations with underground stalwarts: Pace-Won & Young Zee of the Outsiderz, 7L & Esoteric, J-Live and more. The critically acclaimed LP was featured in the Source, XXL, Vibe, and REKS was named to URB Magazine’s “Next 100”. The album’s single “Skills 101” reached #45 on the Billboard Singles chart, putting him on shows and tours with huge national acts. REKS finally released his highly anticipated sophomore LP, Grey Hairs, in 2008. The momentous album featured production from DJ Premier, Large Professor and ten-tracks from Statik and featured collaborations with Lil Fame of MOP, Consequence, Skyzoo, Termanology, Jon Hope and Big Shug. Grey Hairs lead to REKS being profiled by XXL Magazine in their “Show & Prove” section. REKS released the companion piece More Grey Hairs, appeared on Statik Selektah’s Spell My Name Right: The Album and released two more mixtapes (In Between The Lines Series Vol’s 1&2 which were hosted by Statik Selektah/DJ Green Lantern and DJ Ill Will respectively) and both mixtapes garnered thousands of downloads and widespread praise.
REKS has already set things in motion for Straight, No Chaser with lauded appearances at SXSW, an upcoming European tour and the recent leaks of the LP’s buzz-singles, “Chasin’” and “Autographs” which have migrated to every corner of the streets and internet alike. REKS laments “I feel Straight, No Chaser was necessary to add too the understanding of how well Statik and I come together and make a timeless pieces of work. I feel the album is varied in topic and focused on issues I feel still plague our society; its raw, its real, its refreshing and its REKS.
Here is the first leak from the project, “Chasin” which can be downloaded here: http://www.sharebeast.com/om40hcllwsv9
Tracklisting and credits for REKS Straight, No Chaser LP:
3.) “Power Lines” f/Ea$y Money
4.) “Riggs & Murtaugh” f/Action Bronson
5.) “Such A Showoff” f/Kali, JFK & Termanology
6.) “Cancel That” f/Wais P The Pimp
8.) “Break Ups” f/C Sharp!
10.) “Sins” f/Alias
11.) “Straight, No Chaser” f/Slaine
12.) “Lost In Translation”
(****All tracks produced by Statik Selektah)