The self styled angry black man from Slough, Scanky The Ashante AKA Scankman is preparing to shake up the game with the digital release of the Black Foot Hustlin Freebie – EP through MAXXMUSIC.CO.UK
The EP is a refreshing reintroduction to the rap scene of an artist that has feels compelled to show what rap music with a message is supposed to sound like, whilst showing his dissatisfaction growing up as a black male in the UK.
Scanky does this so entertainingly in the form of the Black Foot Husltin Freebie E.P. that the project seems very short indeed, leaving you wanting more of the story.
Black Foot Husltin is a collection of cleverly crafted songs that illustrate the thoughts and feelings of a black male frustrated at his financial situation, treatment by the Police and his position within British society. Although these topics are nothing new, it is the way that they are handled by Scankman that make all the difference when listening to this body of work.
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in the head of the angry black man with the chip on his shoulder, the Black Foot Hustlin Freebie E.P. is the tell-all collection that explains it all creatively, articulately and entertainingly in less than an hour!
Scankman has been involved in the UK Hip Hop scene since the early nineties and has worked with the likes of Caspa C (Dice Recordings), Blufoot (Senario) Mystro (Don’t Business) and Mischievous (Soulja Syndicate/Platinum FM) as part of the Genuine Article, Crew, featuring on DJ Disorda ‘Suspect Packages,’ ‘Mind the Gap’ mixtapes, and soundtracks such as ‘Winning Ways’ (training video for then three belt holding world kick boxing champion and ESPN sports presenter Rickki Connel.)
As a solo artist he has appeared at Kiss 100 FM’s Rap show with Shortee Blitz and Big Ted, 1FM’s Rap show with Tim Westwood and Choice FM’s Friday night Flavas with DJ 279, and targeted personal appearances at events such as the Urban Music Seminar, and releases such as the DJ Blufoot double A side12 inch ‘Hazardous Material/Live & Learn/Wassyourgame’ (pee pee rmx with Infinite Lives) and on underground stalwart Shizzio’s ‘1st Things 1st’ mixtape.