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12:00am

Reks
    Friday March 16, 2012 12:00am - 12:20am @ MALAIA Upstairs (300 E 6th St)

    Before the Grey Hairs, REKS was just a teenager who fell in love with the Hip-Hop movement. Little did he know, one day he would experience working with and alongside some of those legendary hip-hop icons. Born Corey Isiah Christie in Lawrence, Massachusetts, August 24th, 1977, REKS practically grew up with Hip-Hop. He first embraced the culture by becoming a break-dancer with Funk Town Connection (FTC), competing all over the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts. The legendary Rap styles of KRS-One, Slick Rick, and Ice Cube inspired him to pick up the mic and he started writing rhymes at a very young age. Soon thereafter, REKS began gaining notoriety in his hometown through cipher battles and memorable stage performances. After high school, REKS enrolled at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. With a “Kanye West” drive and mentality, REKS decided to drop out of college after one year to pursue his dream and music career full-time.

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    Before the Grey Hairs, REKS was just a teenager who fell in love...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Reks
    Tags 21+, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18032

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