Endemic Emerald & Skanks the Rap Martyr present their collaboration album opus entitled ‘Rapsploitation‘. Producer Endemic first met Skanks in Brooklyn in mid-2013 when he first touched down in NYC. The duo built on the Nostrand Ave blocks & started to work instantly as they shared a similar stance on Hip-Hop.
“I first rocked on Endemic’s beats on the Ruste Juxx ‘Adamantine’ project which he produced for Duck Down Records, so I knew a joint project would be ill. Working with him also allowed me to sharpen my skills as an engineer & I recorded material for G Stats & Bankai Fam after we built a studio on my block in Crown Heights”
Skanks is a founding member of Brooklyn’s Bankai Fam who released their debut, ‘On My Side‘, in 2013 & has also released an influential solo LP on French label Shinigamie Records. At age twelve, he was known as Problem Child & opened up for MC Lyte on numerous US tours, gaining accolades from many of the 90’s legends.
Producer Endemic Emerald has released two installments of his ‘Terminal Illness‘ series along with albums on Duck Down Records & EMI, while working with members from the Wu Tang Clan, Boot Camp Clik, Ill Bill, Skyzoo, Immortal Technique, Royal Flush, & Roc Marciano.
“Skanks is one of my closest people in NYC, this album encapsulates the natural recording process which is missing in many albums & songs these days.”
‘Rapsploitation‘ showcases Skanks as his finest delivering lyrics with substance over a diverse sound set from Endemic. Featured appearances come from Shabaam Sahdeeq, Ruste Juxx, Tragedy Khadafi, Mic Handz, DJ Ready Cee, & Bankai Fam. The abum drops on 5.30.2017 via No Cure Records/IDC.
You can give the first single off ‘Rapsploitation‘, titled “Prison Riot” featuring Ruste Juxx & Kasim Allah, a listen below…