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Reks, Straight, No Chaser

Although Boston-area native Reks now resides in sunny Florida, Straight, No Chaser proves his immediate plans do not involve retirement. The album finds Reks using the guaranteed formula of Statik Selektah producing an entire project (as the beatsmith has done on recent pairings with Action Bronson, Termanology, and more). Statik utilizes jazzy and soulful production that complements the social and motivational themes that Reks kicks to make up the bulk of the inviting album. Once the drums, welcoming horns, and flawlessly utilized Beastie Boys sample hit on “Autographs,” it becomes apparent that the listener is in for ...

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