REKS - I Too, America

Posted 7 years ago
Tags: REKS
Producer:
Statik Selektah
Album:
Rhythmatic Eternal King of Suspense

No matter where you go or who you talk to, it seems like everyone’s got something to say about the good ol’ United States of America; some see it as a land of opportunity and innovation, some as a land of contradictions and internal strife, and a few even view it as a devil sent to oppress and dominate the rest of the globe. On I Too, America, the first leaked single off of his forthcoming fifth LP, Boston-area native REKS adds his voice to the eternal debate.  The underground mainstay expresses optimism about our progress toward racial equality while raising serious questions about our country’s commitment to social justice, but balances the political tone with nostalgic allusions to jazz songsmiths of yesteryear. Statik Selektah accents the track’s weighty subject matter with a fittingly pensive blend of looming synth pads and buried horn samples.  Even if you don’t share the emcee’s political leanings, this track should serve as a tantalizing appetizer for his forthcoming Rhythmic Eternal King Of Suspense LP (which has yet to receive a solid release date).

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