HipHopDX Exclusive Premiere: The slang term “flying kites” refers to mail entering or leaving the prison walls to maintain inmate contact with the outside world.
Today, REKS bears his soul over an eerie, hypnotizing Alchemist production. With “Kites,” the artist pens two passionate letters to individuals who have captured the world’s attention. The first letter is addressed to Mumia Abu-Jamal, the activist and author who was imprisoned for the 1981 killing of police officer Daniel Faulkner.
The second letter is to Dylan Roof, the terrorist who executed nine people during a prayer service in South Carolina on June 17, 2015. This song comes to us during a period of great division regarding lives that matter. The relationship between police officers and citizens will remain on rocky grounds until we dig up the dirt and improve the foundation. Police officers have a profoundly difficult job and they are held to the highest of standards. This needs to be better understood by all. Officers also need to be held accountable for their actions when their actions have disastrous effects. This country has a history of incarcerating black men for both convenience and profit. Individuals like Dylan Roof will continue to exist so long as revisionist’s history repeatedly poisons youthful minds with ideas that claim black equality while still promoting white supremacy. 2016 y’all.
Look out for his album The Greatest Unknown, slated to be released on September 9.