Brooklyn’s Bankai Fam drop us new visuals from their current mixtape “Civil War” hosted by the legendary DJ Ready Cee.”We the nation” features P General, Low Banga, Skanks & G Stats with tight production handled by Astronote. Bankai Fam are a collective of highly skilled lyrical assassins out of Crown Heights Brooklyn, put together by French producer Kyo Itachi. Picking up the baton from other NYC super groups like Wu tang Clan & Boot Camp clik, 2017 will see a slew of releases from the Group and solo members. Bankai Fam released their debut EP “On my side” in 2013 to critical acclaim & have since dropped solo projects from Skanks & G Stats via the French Label Shinigamie records. BANKAI!
Endemic Emerald & Skanks the Rap Martyr present their collaboration album opus entitled Rapsploitation. Producer Endemic first met Skanks in Brooklyn 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. Skanks stated: “I first rocked on Endemic’s beats on the Ruste Juxx Adamantine project which he produced for Duckdown 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; Shinigami 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 instalments of his Terminal Illness series along with albums on Duckdown Records & EMI, while working with Members from the Wu tang Clan, Boot Camp click, Ill Bill, Skyzoo, Immortal Technique, Royal Flush & Roc Marciano. Endemic added: “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 Album drops May 30th via No Cure Records / IDC.