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REKS tackles some of the social injustices we face in todays society in his latest offering “Hands Up (Wink Wink).” When asked his motivation behind the track, he explained:
“‘Hands Up (Wink Wink)’ was made as a wake up call to those tuned out to our realities and engaged by societal distractions. In essence, I believe when a class of citizens are oppressed for an extended period of time, there is a point where they have little choice but to awaken. In today’s America, not much has changed for the masses who were labeled 3/5 of a person in The Constitution. At the song’s root is the idea of being policed differently from our neighbors solely on the basis of our melanin. We are shot in the streets like dogs and described as radical when defending the idea of our freedom.”
Look for the upcoming REKS album, The Greatest X, (pronounced The Greatest Unknown), in Summer 2016 via Brick Records.
Check out the video for REKS’ Streetrunner-produced track, “Hands Up (Wink Wink)” above.