Wednesday, June 8, 2016
REKS | Jump Shots (Prod. by Buckwild) (Cuts by Statik Selektah) | Music Video
"Jump Shots" is a song that articulates in depth the idea made famous by Biggie Smalls, "either your slingin' crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot." Over an infectious head-nodder from Buckwild, assisted by a flawless cuts from Statik Selektah, REKS describes the limited options available to ghetto youth and the parallels between b-ball and hip hop. A die-hard Boston Celtics fan, REKS states, "I actually grew up idolizing the Bad Boys Isiah Thomas on the ball court. His grittiness and fearlessness was admirable." "Jump Shots" comes just in time as The NBA Finals are now in full swing. REKS won't root for any team other than his beloved Celtics these days, but he is enjoying the shootout between Steph Curry and Lebron James. "Jump Shots" is the fourth release from 'The Greatest X'. The video was directed by The Sultan IG: @hollywoodsultan 'The Greatest X' features production from Large Professor, The Alchemist, Evidence, Statik Selektah, Nottz, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, MoSS, Buckwild, Streetrunner, Audible Doctor, The Arciptype and more, plus appearances from R.A. The Rugged Man, Jared Evan, Termanology, Planet Asia, Rasco, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Akrobatik, Reef the Lost Cauze, Dutch Rebelle, Edo G, King Magnetic and others. The upcoming REKS album, 'The Greatest X', (pronounced The Greatest Unknown) is dropping September 9th, 2016 on Brick Records. For more info: Instagram: reksflicks Twitter: @theerealreks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reksmusic/?r... rekshiphop.com Twitter: @BrickRecords96 Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrickRecords www.brickrecords.com
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.