Crown Heights, Brooklyn…
If you’re familiar with this, then you know GSTATS.
After the acclaimed “On My Side” vinyl EP, the super group BANKAI FAM drops his ninjaz assassins one by one. The first to attack was the espada #5 named Skanks with his album “the Shinigami
Now it’s time for the #7 GSTATS to hit the streets with “SYKE WARD” his debut album.
You have Streetwise lyrics, technical flows, life visions.
You have the powerful Bankai Fam production team Kyo Itachi, Astronote, Venom, Azaia, Phalo Pantoja, Raw.
You have dope featuring like Ruste Juxx, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Milez Grimez, Dro Pesci, Savoy, Berry Boo, Gat Murdah, OCB and of course the whole Bankai Family.
You have deadly Scratches.
You have the cover illustration by Mael that matches the music perfectly.
In other words: you have the pure essence of New York Hip Hop.
Welcome to Syke Ward…
released April 3, 2015
produced by Jupiter AKA (1)
produced by Kyo Itachi (4 - 8 - 10 - 12 -13 - 19)
produced by Azaia (2 -7 -14 - 16 - 21)
produced by Venom (6 - 15 - 22)
produced by Astronote (3 - 11 - 20)
produced by Raw (5 -17)
produced by Phalo Pantoja (9 - 18)
All Scratches by Venom
except Track 1 by DJ Impact
& track 12 by Saravann D
Mixed by Phalo Pantoja at The Workshop (1 - 4 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 12 - 13 - 18 - 19 )
Mixed by Astronote at Astro Lab (2 - 3 - 11 - 14 - 15 - 20 - 21 - 22)
Mixed by Eddie Sancho at Bass Trap (6)
Mixed by Venom at VideosDrome (1 - 7 - 16)
mixed by LD at tecnicalli (5 -17)
Mastered by Antoine Demantke at Cargo
Executive Producer : Gstats
Co-Executive Producers : Kyo Itachi and Venom
Illustration & Artwork by Mael Imager
Photos by King Swat & Jules Renault