Rec Riddles is a hip hop artist/producer from Newark, NJ based in St. Louis, MO. Rec has been rapping since the age of 7 but officially burst on the underground hip hop scene in NY/NJ in 2013.
Rec Riddles, whose name is derived from the classic DC Comics villain, The Riddler, lives up to his moniker. He first gained notoriety by participating in several beat showcases with producer platform iStandard Producers including Beast of the Beats 8 but Rec saw his calling as being both mc & producer. Rec describes his sound as "futuristic vintage", rooted in the past yet leaping toward the future. Rec’s unique sound made him a prominent voice on the Midwest hip hop circuit as he has opened for artist including Method Man & Redman, Joe Budden & The Lox among others. Throughout 2016 & '17, Rec released 6 projects, including his debut album, "Brilliant but Disturbed", which included "Red or Blue Pill" featuring prominent hip hop artist, Reks. In December 2017, he signed with European based label, Royal Crowd Records & dropped "Pavement Essays" to much fanfare in the US & abroad. By March 2018, Rec went out on his first tour, hitting cities such as New Orleans, Chicago & Indianapolis, finishing up at SXSW. After a steady stream of shows, Rec embarked on Project Pope Tour with Wu-Tang affiliate, Trife Diesel in June. The 2 acts quickly gelled on tour which led to the recording of a joint EP, "Road Warriors" due out in 2019.