Reks is a rapper from Lawrence, Massachusetts. He started off B-boying around 11 years old with his older cousins in the group Funktown Connection. He was drawn to hip-hop after seeing his cousins involved in the culture, and started establishing a presence in the open mic scene in the Boston area. He enrolled in University of Massachusetts, Amherst, but eventually left school and started recording for Brick Records and strengthening his presence in Boston. The name Reks is an acronym for Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme, which is also the name of fifth studio album. The album was released in 2011 and earned him Artist of the Year as well as Album of the Year at the Boston Music Awards in 2011. Reks has a total of ten studio albums, in addition to three mixtapes and several EPs.