Directed and Edited by Xander Z. Hayes
Cinematography by Nik Weikert (Downlow Productions)
Look for the upcoming REKS album, ‘The Greatest X’, (pronounced The Greatest Unknown) in Summer 2016 on Brick Records. It will feature production from Large Professor, The Alchemist, Evidence, Statik Selektah, Nottz, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, MoSS, Buckwild and Streetrunner and also guest 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 and others.
REKS explains the motivation for the song: “‘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.”
This track was produced by Grammy Award winning STREETRUNNER, who had provided beats for Terror Squad, Lil Wayne, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Twista, Joe Budden, Nicki Minaj, The Game, Royce da 5’9″, Rick Ross and more.
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