1.21.21 was the big day, with the Epic Debut landing on the 21st day of the 21st year, of the 21st Century! A date that will truly be remembered, when it’s all said and done, and we’re even more excited to reveal that we had an exclusive leak on the Project’s actual tracklist! This EP will be 5tash’s first project with features from none other than the “Folkz” themselves. “Greenfolkz! an ATL based Label & Collective Group of Independent Artists led him, “5tash”, – Ryan Lamar Alexander, consisting of “Yoxay”- Joseph Allen, also from Prince George’s County, Maryland, “Odashow”- Oluseyi Olaore, Outta Cincinnati, Ohio, of “MT!“-Marcus Thomas, a native ATLien, “LunLun”- Lunden White, “Glorious Queen“- Carolyn Simpson, and Producers “Brutus The Melodist“,-Joshua Branden Welch, another native ATLien, “Yung Swizx“, Brian Hardwick of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & “knykeys”, Kenneth Reyes, from Guatemala. Amongst the group’s projects “C.O.V.1.D.E.N.T.I.A.L.”, “THE WINTER’$ CIRCLE” and their latest album “GFZPL” this project will be 5tash’s first Solo project.
“I, 5TASH BANK$” has been long awaited by the masses, and even more so, due to the fact that he’s been teasing fans all the way since late 2018 through 2019 & this year, with singles off the project such as “Benjii Frenzy” featuring Dionta Sullivan a.k.a. “Yung Caf”, and “ADAYGO” featuring Pluggy Simmons, and Redface & Tsunami of the Formula Gang. Not to mention “Sha’Bang!”, “1-8” and “MOUTHWALK” featuring XLG OFFICIAL & Jigga Flames, and more recently with the releases of “BIG 5TASH”, “ONR” (Chase Young ‘17), & his newest single “NO HOES” respectively. We also have discovered from his camp that he currently has plans to create Videos/Visuals for close half of the songs on the project.
The EP is a masterpiece, content & production-wise to say the absolute least. The very distinct and familiar Intros to each song definitely give the project character and are reminiscent of another DMV Native, Wale’s More About Nothing, Series. And to say that this body of work may very well be all the “Maryland Dreadhead with Sacks” needs to gain the attention of the real industry heavy hitters & send him on his way to true stardom. With an assorted cast of production on the album from the likes of Princeamgn, Lito, Purls, Yung Glizzy, Guierrmo, 183realchance and of course his seemingly go to guys as of late, RXKZ & Joshua Branden Welch aka Brutus the Melodist.
“I, 5TASH BANK$” highlights n captures a unique and yet complex sound not quite heard or seen by the likes of anyone ever before. With his distinct flows, unorthodox cadences, and clever / beyond whit bars; the kind you have to play back a few times to catch; over an array of gritty beats meshed with a multitude of smooth sounds all to the very “Low” key that is 5tash, no pun intended. Executive Produced by the DMV native, Brutus The Melodist, & the Atlanta southside’s very own, Annie O, the EP consists of 15 original records with the ever so coveted leaked tracklist below. 5tash definitely out did himself with this one and came thru with some major heat to start up and kick off 2021 in a very strong way. “I, 5TASH BANK$” may go down as one of 5tash’s best projects when it’s all said and done but only time will be able to tell. So why don’t you decide for yourself and take a listen because if your reading this the wait is almost Over!