Kankick has been chopping drums with fellow Oxnard legend Madlib since Junior High, and was an original member of the Lootpack. Raised by a single mother, Kankick immersed himself in music from childhood. Pillaging his Mom's records he developed his ear, with music ranging from Bruce Springsteen to RUN DMC. Fiercely independent, Kankick broke off from the Lootpack to form his own 'Funk Farm' crew, whose members included DJ Babu and God's Gift. Honing his own unique sound over the years, Kankick's production is still light years ahead of today's contrived and static Hip Hop scene.