Rec Riddles is a hip hop artist and producer for Newark, NJ. Rec has released 18 studio albums but "The Diary of Nobody" is the first to be on vinyl. Rec says the sound and vibe of this album is the embodiment of the vinyl record medium. Its sound is raw, stripped down & lo-fi, the perfect for listeners that want to play this album on wax. Rec laments on this album about social issues, the current COVID-19 pandemic, the state of the black community and the state of hip hop in 2020.
Rec Riddles is a Producer/MC from New Jersey based in St. Louis, MO who's future looks very promising. Rec Riddles, whose persona is derived from the classic DC Comics villain, The Riddler, lives up to his moniker. He leaves hidden messages in his music that listeners must decypher to fully grasp. Puzzles of view points constantly changing and brain teasers of sonic intellect. Rooted in vintage, yet leaping toward the future. His beats are laid with harsh drum hits, growling bass lines, melancholy chords all meshed together with dirty sample loops and little nuances of live instruments. He has been featured on four iStandard Producers Showcases, including 2014’s Beast of the Beats 8. But it doesn't stop there. Rec accompanies these compositions with tongue twisting wordplay, tales of life both reality and fantasy, delivered with smooth tenor cadences. He has performed at St. Louis Underground Music Festival 2015 and St. Louis’ Freshmen Class XIII. Rec Riddles has also been nominated for the 2016 Slumfest Hip Hop Awards in the “Freshman Class Artist of the Year” category. Rec Riddles is not a beat making rapper, he is a producing MC. Rec recently released his 3rd project of 2016 entitled “Dirty Loop Sessions” on September 23 2016 to much acclaim in the mid-west hip hop scene. Rec has also recently opened up for Hip Hop legends Krayzie Bone, Method Man & Redman, Joe Budden & The Lox just to name a few. So the question still remains, who is this guy and where did he come from? Riddle me that