CRITICS SAY: 'Great content wrapped in a great shape, it'll make the talent scouts at Rhymesayers nervous that they looked over this Fort Wayne warrior.' -Platform8470 'Worth every penny.' -ohword.com '...as long as the underground is producing work as funky, innovative, and intelligent as 'The Tortoise Hustle,' I have no problem with both Curtis AND Kanye retiring.' -Rapreviews 'Sankofa is simply making music that he and his friends are proud of and will still listen to in five years; the fact that it's better than most hip-hop out there is a bonus, but hardly the point' -Whatzup THE PACKAGING: I hand-stamped and numbered 250 CD tins and enclosed goodies (a booklet detailing artwork sketches and the process of making the disc, a sticker, and either a Fort Wayne Fury card/YO! MTV Raps card/Religious tract in another language) in each. Each tin is sealed with a cigar box type band which is held together with a Sankofa sticker. The tin's front is stamped 'SANKOFA' on the bottom right and the back is stamped '4/250, 5/250' etc. The inside of the tin's lid features a tracklisting sticker and the disc inside is hand numbered (I had the design as such where I could fill in the ___/250 blank). The reason the cdbaby graphic is just a disc is because I didn't want one of the 250 tins I spent so much time on to be taken apart by someone other than a person wanting to hear the music. If you look closely, you'll notice an 'X' filling in the '___/250' blank, as that CD was enclosed by it's lonesome for ripping/scanning purposes. THE MUSIC: El Keter handled the majority of production. Other beats came from ognihs (White Collar Criminals, SA-2), Dagger (PRHYMEMATES), FANGFACE (Self-Taught Music), and myself. THE VOCALS: Guest verses from RhymeWise37 (Sub-Surface, Fort Wayne), iCON the Mic King (Philly), AthenA (C-arson), Ryan Officer (Chi-town), Nick Sweepah (Awakenings Crew, Melbourne), ADRU THE MISPHIT (Kansas City), and JON?DOE (Society of NIMH, Cali). THE BIO: An Australian-born, Whammy-award winning vagabond who finally found his home in Fort Wayne Indiana. A dedicated wordsmith whose latest effort The Tortoise Hustle marks his 4th Fort Wayne release. His words heard in works from Australia, Sweden, Japan, Switzerland, England, stateside, and perhaps even Guam. An oddball with a freakish ability to both grow beards at the drop of a hat and make music with friends. Dope. Fort Wayne. Hip-Hop.