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Posted by Nathan S. on 01/09/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Sha Stimuli, REKS
This was one of the most EPIC recording sessions at the library. I watched and tracked Reks and Sha Stimuli destroy our beat going back and forth, recording each verse in three takes or less.See more...
There's been a lot of talk lately on RefinedHype lately about "oh shit" music. Well this new Audible Doctor remix of REKS "Bang Bang" makes me feel like...well...oh sh*t! See more...
Nope, this this "One Life to Live", the rap "One Life to Live". Rome Clientel's latest effort is about as far from a soap opera rap as you can get, proving once again that the NYC emcee is dedicated to keeping it (really, actually) real.
Posted by Nathan S. on 09/19/12 |
Filed under Downloads, Statik Selektah, Mayday, REKS
There's nothing better than a dope remix - I knew we could count on Statik to truly bring something new to the track while keeping the original's integrity intact. Plus, this might be my favorite Ace Hood verse of all-time.See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 07/17/12 |
Filed under Termanology, REKS
Lord knows that I'm no stranger to the bliss of ignorant rap. And by "no stranger", I mean I've been known to hold Juicy J marathon listening sessions. But at my core I'm still a lyrical hip-hop head, which is why I can dig MA emcees REKS and Termanology flipping a joint like "Ignorance Is Bliss" into an exercise in intelligent rhyming.
Posted by Nathan S. on 06/06/12 |
Filed under Jon Connor, REKS, Numonics
Yeah, ok, sure, part of the reason that I'm posting REKS new joint is that I'll always rep for rappers coming out of my native Boston, and I'm feeling super next level Boston pride now that the Celtics are slugging it out with the Heat, but come on. Take one listen to "Shotgun" and call me a homer.See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 04/25/12 |
Filed under Action Bronson, REKS
I see RefinedHype's mission as being two-fold. One, to deflate some of the hype surrounding more famous but less deserving artists (aka talk shit). That's why we posted the new Wale and Diddy. Our second mission is to hype up some less famous artist who deserve more hype than they're getting. That's why I'm posting REKS "Riggs & Murtaugh". Listen....See more...
Yes, I know I just got done blasting the impersonal way guest verses are often put together in the digital age, but there are also some serious advantages to making music via the interwebs. For example, twenty years ago it would have been practically impossible to get Miami emcee J NiCS, L.A. emcee El Prez and Boston emcee REKS together for a track like "All These Bitches Love It". See more...
Mayday are able to make live instrument hip-hop without succumbing to the "hey look at us, we're making live instrument hip-hop!" trap so many other groups fall victim to, and by combining group emcees BernBiz and Wrekonize with Dead Prez vet M1 and Boston emcee REKS, the mic skills more than match the beat. Listen and download....
Posted by Nathan S. on 02/24/11 |
Filed under Downloads, Underground, Styles P, East Coast, REKS
I know I get accused of rampant homerism every time I post a track from a Boston artist, but this new REKS is so damn dope I don't care. Yeah, that's right, I give preferential treatment to rappers from the city of birth. So what? Go ahead and tell me this new "Why Cry" isn't dope. Go ahead, I'll wait. Listen and download...See more...