Reks: Strolling Through A Damaged Past
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The third album from rapper Reks, Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme is built loosely around two themes. Its first half goes full-throttle, taking clever shots at modern-day hip-hop: A bell tolls for the genre's golden age in the opening "25th hour," while murder raps are satirized in "Kill Em." Some of the lyrics even tease red-carpet-walkers like Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, questioning the public's obsession with celebrities.
On the album's second half, though, Reks points the microscope at himself, as he strolls through a grim and damaged past. The untimely death of his father and his mother's struggle with lupus represent just two chapters in the story he tells. "Like a Star" serves as the album's epilogue, as Reks wonders if rap was the right career choice for him — after all, he's got kids to feed. But he's come this far, with songs this powerful, so why stop now?
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