To say REKS took the underground rap scene by storm would be an understatement, as over the course of his first decade on the scene he was the definition of consistent, unleashing three consecutive albums that firmly established him as one of hip-hop’s most revered new artists: 'Along Came The Chosen', 'Grey Hairs' (primarily produced by Statik Selektah with additional production from DJ Premier & Large Professor), 'Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme' (which debuted on the Billboard charts and included production from Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek, Nottz, Sha Money XL, and Sean C & LV).
While REKS’ 'The Greatest X' (pronounced as The Greatest Unknown) is not a comeback album, it is a return to force for the Boston wordsmith. As he did on his previous stand-out efforts, REKS is back working with the industries elite producers (Large Professor, The Alchemist, Evidence, Statik Selektah, Nottz, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, Buckwild, STREETRUNNER) as he sets out to take the next step in his progression with 'The Greatest X'.
“Over the past two and a half years I have been recording songs with the understanding this would be album number 10 for me and thus something monumental. 'The Greatest X' is a valuable addition to my catalogue; and an important album for Hip-Hop period. I liked the idea (double-album) because it would represent something special for album number 10. 'The Greatest X' is more of an experience than it is an album. It is one of my proudest accomplishments.”
To celebrate release day, REKS liberates one more track, “Gone Baby Gone”, which is produced by Large Professor & you can give it a listen below...