Noted hip-hop producer Ant Banks, known for rocking beats for numerous Northern California MC's, has put together a stellar compilation album featuring his own productions with guest appearances from some of the hottest MC's around. "Pervin," a humorous, laid-back head-nodder that features Too Short and E-40, is one of the albums highlights, simply on the strength of the lyrical interplay. "Gotta Have Heart" finds Metro laying it down over a hard-pounding, bass-heavy track.
Some of the other cuts that stand out are "Cross Me Up," where Keek The Sneak dodges the player haters and shady cats that are always on the scene, "Players Holiday," and "Shook Niggas," a mad posse cut with Spice One, MC Ant, Dolla Will and Metro. The 14-track DERTY WERK is action-packed from beginning to end.