Reks Talks Boston Hip-Hop, First Time Working With DJ Premier

Posted: January 13, 2014 by ericbernsen in Interviews, Music
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Since we are based out of the Boston area, we feel that it is important here at Hip To The Game to promote Boston hip-hop whenever we get the chance. One rapper that has had great success in the underground rap scene and has always represented Boston strongly is Reks. Ever since we heard his Grey Hairs project back in 2008, we have always kept tabs on the emcee from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Reks is fresh off the release of his album Revolution Cocktail and stopped by The College Blueprint radio show (that is broadcasted on Boston University’s student radio station) to talk about the project, what it was like working with DJ Premier for the first time, as well as Boston hip-hop in general. 

As Reks talked about Revolution Cocktail, he also reminisced on the early part of his career as he discussed the events that have gotten him to this point. Other topics covered were his early break-dancing career with frequent collaborator and acclaimed producer Statik Selektah as well his first time recording with the legendary DJ Premier. The story behind the recording of “Say Goodnight”, which was a breakthrough song for Reks, is a classic one as Reks originally had verses dissing the heavy hitters in hip-hop such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Jay Z on it. However, veteran DJ Premier understandably vetoed against the original version and Reks had to re-record it.

It is dope to see local hip-hop radio shows interview artists such as Reks, especially when he unveils gems like that DJ Premier story. Props to 2DopeBoyz for giving the interview exposure and you can listen to it below!






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