When Reks leaked this track of his recently released R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme) album two months ago, I remarked that “Why Cry” sounded perfect for cold winter nights or warm spring/summer afternoons. And considering how hot it is around here right now — I’m boiling down in Raleigh, N.C. — the track would be perfect for a drive spent trying to cool off with the AC blasting. “Why Cry,” and the rest of the album, would be blasting, too, as it’s one of the better underground releases of the year so far. You know what, though, you would remiss if you didn’t check out the visuals first as they complement both of the rappers’ rhymes and the Alchemist’s super-gritty beat.
R.E.K.S. is out now.