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REKS | Takin' Mines
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By   |  28 March 2013 13:04 pm  |  
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2012 wasn’t the busiest year for Slaine in comparison to his long-running career, but the La Coka Nostra/Special Teamz rep has plenty on his plate in the months ahead. In addition to the SlaineChild collaboration with Mad Child, he’s also prepping his new solo album, The Boston Project, of which 2DBZ grants us with a sample today. Listen to “The Fuckery Hotel” featuring Kali and REKS.



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By   |  20 February 2013 10:00 am  |  Video Video

REKS brings us another early leak (and probably the last) from his upcoming Revolution Cocktail LP. You don’t see twists like this in every rap video.


By   |  6 February 2013 13:00 pm  |  Audio Audio

Reks and Rapper Big Pooh are two of the underground’s most consistent MCs. Go ahead, dig a little through their respective catalogs. I’ll wait for you to arise with a nod of agreement and a few gems stuffed in your pocket. It’s really no surprise that the Boston wordsworth and North Carolina smooth-spitter’s new collaborative effort, “I Remember,” is pure gold; a soulful, nostalgic and mildly pulsating smooth jam which is complimented with some great, relatable storytelling. Although Reks’ new solo album, Revolution Cocktail, has been delayed to February 26, we’ll be more than happy to keep occupied with this number for the next few weeks.



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By   |  10 January 2013 19:04 pm  |  Audio Audio

Progress is certainly pushing his career in the right direction with this one. His latest track, “Livewires,” marks the crossing of Termanology, Slaine, REKS and Ea$y Money‘s proverbial wires–and it makes for one helluva advertisement for Massachusetts hip-hop. There’s not too much info to be found on this release, but it’s safe to say we’ll be keeping tabs on more from Progress in months to come.



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By   |  25 November 2012 16:13 pm  |  Editorial Editorial

Given the turkeys we all feasted upon this past week, it’s only right that this week’s post rant shows a little gratitude to the things us hip-hop heads often overlook. We’re thankful for Danny Brown’s stories (this one is just the best); the decline of “YOLO” (thank God); SoundCloud, Audio Mack and other good quality music sharing sites which keeps this engine we call music running; independent talents-turned-mega music superstars like Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean; and the frequency of old school legends teaming up with some of the new school’s finest. Just take our first pick of this week’s best-releases-you-might-have-missed after the jump. Shouts to Rah Digga, The Game, Fabolous, Captain Murphy, Jabee and more.


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Greg Grease – “Forward”



If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.


  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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