Skanks is another aritst that seems only to bring the ‘realness’ with every artist submission. Gstats and Shatike each lace the cut with a tough sixteen (guest emcees very talented). Azaia provides the icing on the cake by lacing the team with a threatening banger. The Shinigami Flowfessional is destined for eardrum come March.
“…the only time you left your hood is when you took off your hoodie…“
Bankai Fam meets the Dirt Platoon, when Skanks and Raf Almighty form The Huntsmen. The venerable Kyo Itachi does the proper work behind the boards to create that grimy and gritty sound that you are hearing. This track is pulled off of Skanks’ forthcoming album, The Shinigamie Flowfessional. I believe the project will be produced completely by Itachi though that’s not confirmed.
Is it possible that I didn’t see this before? Maybe it was the name Skanks that through me off and I didn’t even check it, but this time I notice that it’s the French beatsmith, Kyo Itachi doing the production. Those credentials will get you noticed around these parts. I am a huge Itachi fan. It also turns out that Skanks has some skills. He’s repping that true New York flavor that so many of his contemporaries have abandoned. He is getting set to drop his new album entitled, The Shinigami Flowfessional soon, so if you dug this video, check for his sounds.
Artist: Ruste Juxx x The Arcitype
01. V.I.C. (Intro) (feat. Zash Chinhara)
03. Lava (feat. Termanology)
04. Can Only Be Me (feat. Genius)
05. The Life I Live (feat. Copywrite)
06. Jump Start (feat. DJ Slipwax, Jaysaun, Planet Asia & R.A. the Rugged Man)
07. Barbarian Bars (feat. Punchline)
08. Right There With Me (feat. XL, Sadat X & Skanks)
09. Rock to the Rhythm
10. She Get It In (feat. Genius)
11. The Walking Dead (feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Guilty Simpson & Ill Bill)
12. Where They Be At
13. That La La La (feat. Craig G & General Steele)
14. Stand Strong (feat. Sarah Miller)
15. Something Outta Hopeless (feat. Aisling Peartree)
16. Champion (feat. King Magnetic) (Bonus)
17. Summertime on the Ave (feat. KiKi, Promise & Skanks) (Bonus)
18. Give Em What They Want (feat. Genius & Illa Ghee) (Bonus)
19. That La La La (the WEEDmix) (feat. Viceversah & Cortez) (Bonus)
I can say, without hesitation, that Ruste Juxx has been on of the most prolific artists in the last few years. He has been featured donzens of times on other people’s projects. He has been on a a blistering pace of almost releasing two albums a year and V.I.C. is his second of 2012. His first project this year was with French producer Kyo Itachi, entitled Hardbodied Hip Hop. That album was outstanding and I thought Juxx had outdone himself with that effort but, V.I.C. expounds even further on that effort, making it one of the top notch albums of 2012. I believe one of the reasons this album shines so bright is the beat selection from producer, The Arcitype. He is able to fuse different sounds together for an album that I really hadn’t heard before and that only enables Ruste Juxx to showcase even more of what he can do with the microphone.