It’s not surprising that when we got up with REKS to do this interview, he was on the move, driving back to Massachusetts. Sitting still is something The Lawrence, Massachusetts product doesn’t seem able to do, as he just dropped his eighth album, Eyes Watching God. The album was produced entirely by producer Hazardis Soundz, who has done incredible work as a producer and engineer for N.O.R.E. and countless others. Eyes Watching God not only features sharp, socially conscious rhymes from REKS but also showcases more risk-taking from the MC, as Haz pushes the boundaries of REKS’s sound further than any of his past releases. ProfileWild caught up with one of the games most slept-on lyricists to dissect his new album, talk about his relationship with Statik Selektah and DJ Premier, go through some of his standout cuts over the past few years, talk about what it means to still be working with Brick Records, who put out his debut album Along Came the Chosen in 2001, and much more in this exclusive interview.
- Singlesposted July 11, 2014 / No Comments
REKS X Hazardis Soundz’ LP drops July 29th and if it sounds half as dope as this, then they’ll be in the top of the year-end lists for sure.
- Singlesposted February 11, 2014 / No Comments
N.O.R.E.’s Resource Room compilation is available on iTunes today and here’s one of the songs featuring 2 Chainz, Mack Maine, Bun B, Gunplay and Cityboy Dee.
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- Newsposted January 29, 2014 / No Comments
Dropping February 11th. Get your pre-order here.
- Newsposted January 20, 2014 / No Comments
To paraphrase rap immortal ODB, N.O.R.E. and HipHopGame are for the children. Those close to me know that not only do I work hard on the keyboard, but I also teach middle school special education. I’ve got an amazing group of kids, some with autism, others with learning disabilities, who bring passion and energy in everything they set out to accomplish. I’m trying to expand their world even more with a 3D printer, which will give them a new range of skills and the opportunity to create some awesome masterpieces. The project link below gives more detailed information.
N.O.R.E.’s teaming up with me to make this happen for my kids by offering to do a custom voicemail or drop for anyone who donates at least $20 to the project. “I was always in special ed,” N.O.R.E. said. “Anything that’s gonna help the kids, I’m with it.”
You can read a more in-depth description of the project on DonorsChoose. To donate, please click the green “Give” button. You don’t have to sign up for an account or anything complicated either. Any help is much appreciated, as these are kids who don’t always get the opportunities kids in other programs get.
When you make your donation, please leave some form of contact in the comment box, whether it’s a Twitter ID or an email address, so N.O.R.E. and I can make sure you get your voicemail or drop.
Thank you for any support you can give. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at seven3zero [at] gmail [dot] com.