Artist: Endemic Emerald x Skanks The Rap Martyr
2.You gone learn [Ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq & Kasim Allah]
3.Trouble [Ft. E Class Wright]
4.Make believe [Ft. Berry Boo, P General & Halie Ali]
5.Prison riot [Ft. Ruste Juxx & Kasim Allah]
6.Half baked [Ft. Haz Diggs]
7.The pain of life
8.Straight out da NYC [Ft. Shatike & Rim da Villain]
9.Mercy [Ft. E Class Wright]
10.Legends live forever [Ft. Daddie Notch]
11.Serious no Joke [Ft. Mic Handz]
12.Omnipotent [Ft. Tragedy Khadafi]
If I understand the story correctly, producer Endemic Emerald and emcee Skanks The Rap Martyr of Bankai Fam met each four years ago in NYC and there began a mutual respect for each other’s talents. This album, Rapsploitation, is culmination of that admiration and it is us, the fans that reap the benefit.
This is another single from Endemic Emerald and Skanks’ forthcoming album, Rapsploitation. I love the static and pop in the production with that lingering piano loop from Endemic. Skanks adds the perfect verbal punch needed to the track. And of course dopeness loves company, so Rim and Shatike, also show capable of serving up some certified illness.
The album is due out on May 30th.
Skanks and Endemic Emerald are doing their part as artists to address the brutality that is plaguing the United States currently as we hear of countless stories where police are acting indiscriminately with deadly force in the black community.
What I like about this video is that it was done with a lot of thought and the message remains prevalent throughout the music.
This is a video single from the collaborative project, Rapsploitation.
Endemic unleashes a bluesy and soulful production for Skanks’ thoughtful phrases as it regards to the ‘trouble’ that surrounds him. He references the violence against the black community, the loss of his childhood heroes, Hulk Hogan and Bill Cosby, and the perception that Black Lives Matter is somehow a racist propaganda. He really goes in on this one.
The two have a collaborative album in the works, Rapsploitation, dropping in February 2016. So check back for more information. I am sure there will be more coming.