February 21, 2020
Crown Heights indie G.O.A.T Skanks The Rap Martyr, releases fully armed and rightfully titled ‘New Word Order’ album.
The 16-track album features a selection of elite artists including Uncle Nick, Tah Murdoc, G-Stats, Shatike Phenom, Tre Eiht Special, Chez Rocka, Ill Conscious, Forever Chosen, Ruste Juxx, P General, Stahhr, Napoleon Da Legend, Stephen James, and Bobby Stone. Skanks also enlisted Endemic Emerald, Camouflage Monk, Frost Gamble, Sismograph, U.G., Leks, Greaseball Greezi, Tre Eiht Special, Phalo Pantoja, Easy Mo Bee, Crazy Beat, Astronote, Scvtter Brvin, and of course Kyo Itachi for production along with Buck Oner, Venom, and DJ Fastcut for classic scratches.
It’s been said to know Skanks is to know Hip-Hop, and after listening to ‘New Word Order’ that’s clearly an understatement. While effortlessly flowing over diversely mastered production, Skanks embodies every element and aspect of Hip-Hop culture, along with underlying societal issues.
Skanks blends comedic and political skits, pivotal spoken word, and intense wordplay to transcend listeners into a realm of hard truths, street combat, and confused, impressionable youth. As an independent artist, from ground zero, Skanks makes it a point and mission to utilize his ‘golden tongue’ to deliver imperative, influential messages. Messages that declare his hunger to make it without selling his soul…Messages that teach from the street law book, so proceed with caution…Messages that define loyalty and the importance of moving on the low to avoid snakes and most distinctively, messages that leave his name ringing through your core, unable to mispronounce ‘Skanks.’
The production covers a worldly canvas brimming with piano keys, horns, electrifying guitars, and knocking bass that intertwine with some jazz, soul, and of course gritty cadences. This eclectic and captivating arrangement heightens Skank’s incomparable lyricism and steers ‘New Word Order’ to unprecedented heights.