SoundsOfBoston.com Album Review

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Shout out to the folks at SoundsOfBoston.com for reviewing the new album Eyes Watchin God. 

Mass-native REKS is out with a concept album—pitting good against evil—mediating between God and the Devil. On this highly political album, REKS collaborates with producer Hazardis Soundz who brings his loud, spiny brand of beats into the mix.

At times Kanye-cocky, at times cool lyricist a la Nas, REKS’ style is versatile. Eyes Watching God definitely deviates from his previous material, not only because it’s a concept album, but because of the tenacity in which he delivers his messages. On 2011 release Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme, also off of Brick Records (andnominated by Boston Music Awards for Album of the Year), REKS’ rap is more introspective, his words picked more prudently, like ripe fruit from a tree; here, his manifesto goes unchecked to the delight of the listener. REKS plays bad apple—and that’s good.

On the intro track REKS wastes no time establishing a furious pace and an unflinching tone, calling to mind any number of Army of the Pharaohs songs: “It’s not about Muslim or Christian / Find us focus / Time to notice the rope tightening on the hopeless.” The listener is made to immediately confront the realities that REKS has clearly been dealing with.

“Free Minds” continues the theme of calling for religious freedom and tolerance. The chorus goes, “The blind lead the blind / As long as you’re faithful you’ll see it my way in time / Free minds are able.” Perhaps REKS should book some shows along the Gaza Strip.

The album tackles many different issues—from religious intolerance to police brutality, to America’s addiction to incarceration, all in the context of God as witness. REKS invites his friends to join his insurgency, half the songs featuring other rappers, including familiar faces Termanology and N.O.R.E. - Jon Simmons (SoundsOfBoston.com) 

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REKS x Hazardis Soundz - "Garvey" (Official Video)

REKS X HAZARDIS SOUNDZ - "GARVEY" ft. N.O.R.E. & Saigon (Official Video) 

iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eyes-watching-god/id885958516

Special Edition CD : http://www.undergroundhiphop.com/reks-eyes-watching-god/BRK147CD/


"Eyes Watching God" Track listing


All songs produced, mixed and mastered by Hazardis Soundz 

GOD SIDE
1. Eyes Intro
2. Garvey ft. N.O.R.E & Saigon
3. Free Minds ft. EzDread
4. Eye 2 Eye (additional vocals by Venessa Renee)
5. Martyrs (Steve Biko)
6. I, Visionary ft. Termanology
7. Lesser God ft. Ming
8. Hold Your Applause (cuts by Deejay KNS)

DEVIL SIDE
9. Unholy ft. Fredro Starr & Ruste Juxx
10. Hop Out Boyz
11. Poison ft. Dutch Rebelle
12. Snakes
13 So Much ft. Knowledge Medina
14. Devils Clutches (cuts by Dj Heron)

BONUS
15. 54
16. My Arena ft. CityBoy Dee
17. Jon Doe Flow ft. Termanology & Easy Money

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Social media links-

Reks
www.rekshiphop.com
Twitter: @therealreks
IG: @reksflicks
www.youtube.com/user/therealreks
www.facebook.com/therealreks


Hazardis Soundz
www.hazardissoundz.com
Twitter: @hazardissoundz
IG: @hazardissoundz
www.youtube.com/user/HazardisSoundz
www.facebook.com/pages/Hazardis-Soundz/111580015593107


Brick Records
www.brickrecords.com
Twitter: @BrickRecords96
www.facebook.com/BrickRecords

 

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