Coming from the Midwest, Chicago's very own Producer/Artist/Actor/Songwriter REKKHAN is emerging from the underground to take over the music industry.
With the success of his albums "REKKCOGNIZE" , "REKKTIFY", and the new album "REKK CITY", Rekkhan is letting the people know that good music will shine regardless ...
Rekkhan is now becoming a force for the masses. From selling tapes from his car, to underground mixtapes, to the majors. Rekkhan was ghostwriting and producing music for other artists..But only by accident , he decided to become an artist himself..
"I was never a fan of the limelight. I come from humble beginnings. And I always wanted to see the next person shine. Besides, its more money in writing and producing, then being just an artist..Music 101".
And like Rekkhan says ,"Do what you can , while you can". Rekkhan is somebody to look out for.
Writing books and developing screenplays for movies and television, Rekkhan is all over the place .
With acting projects in the works, Rekkhan is showing his versatility not just as an artist and producer, but also jumping in the acting game to make himself an all around entertainer.
And adding video directing to his resume as well, Rekkhan is like, “Sometimes you just gotta do it yourself. You don't wait for an opportunity , you create an opportunity... So what are you waiting for?"
Also attaching President and C E O to his list of accomplishments with the start of REKK-cognize Entertainment. A production company out of Chicago. He is putting his destiny in his own hands.
Starting his career in the early 90's, on the South side of Chicago..Rekkhan started writing and making music as an escape for what was going on outside his window and to keep himself out of trouble. A way of getting out of an environment filled with gang banging and drug dealing. And after being shot in a couple of altercations which i one case was almost fatal. Rekkhan realized it had to be a better way and decided to take his music to a more serious level.
"It was crazy at that time,The money we made was going fast. With my family and friends being locked up ,me in the hospital,and the police shutting down the blocks. I knew I had an expiration date. So it was either get your hustle on elsewhere or get crushed in their path.Cause they were coming."
Rekkhan, on his own start hitting the local talents shows and local radio stations. And was introduced to the studio in the early 90's.A new environment, Rekkhan picked up little tricks every time he stepped in the studio. One of his first songs was played on WGCI 107.5 FM , on the Chicago talent portion of the evening show. Rekkhan has been focused ever since.
With influences like NWA, RUN DMC, Rakim, Heavy D , KRS ONE, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Kool G Rap ,Ice T, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube , Jay Z, Nas, Notorious BIG, Snoop Dogg, Scarface, R.Kelly and the legendary 2PAC. You can say Rekkhan is all of these artists put together. With real ,insight, vivid, thought provoking lyrics with the ability to give you a clear picture of what he is saying. From pain, sadness, inspiration and drama. Rekkhan is an open book/movie/artist with vivid lyrics with a need to know basis attitude. Get to know Rekkhan.
"I can't be like you, i can only be me..I'm a survivor because I was raised to be one .Teach them "how to",not "can I',The gift of independence. And If i'm considered a loner because i choose to do my own thing,, then i wear that badge proudly."
Coming from a single parent home, Rekkhan learned to grind at an early age. But admits he got all his hustle and drive from his mother.
"All I know about game and hustling, I got it from my mother. She schooled me in her own way how to get mine. She told us if we want to get anything, you got to get it yourself. That way you owe nobody. And that's one of the philosophies I follow."
Like they say what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger.
"I've caught a few bullets, so what...I've been through unimaginable pain. And I know my trials and tribulations have just begun. I've been through it all, my music reflects that. But i'm still here. It has to be a reason for that. And the people that listen to me understand me cause they know. That's all that matters. And I'm going to shine from that. REKK-cognize that."
Tupac said, "I guarantee, I will spark the brain that will change the world." You know what. Check the flame, REKKHAN is here.
"I'm untouchable baby, like me or love me, it doesn't matter ....I'll see you when i see you.The game's over-----------stop playing.v