Lyrics from 25th HourAmerican rapper Corey Isiah Christie, better known as Reks, began on the Lawrence, Massachusetts underground rap scene. By the time he reached college at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, he already had established a local following and eventually dropped out to begin recording for Brick Records. He subsequently released his debut album Along Came The Chosen in 2001. Reks became a cult favorite in the underground rap circles, and his debut album earned nominations for both Hip-Hop Album and Artist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards. His 2011 album R.E.K.S. was released to critical acclaim and defined the acronym as Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme. Reks’ fifth studio album, Straight No Chaser, was released on April 24, 2012 on both ShowOff, and Brick Records. The album was produced entirely by DJ, Producer and CEO of ShowOff Records, Statik Selektah, who has produced on every Reks album release.