Personnel: Travis Barker (drums); The Tick, Genevive And The Infinite Studios Choir, Lana J (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Rick Rock (various instruments); Mike Denton (guitar, background vocals); Tick Of Kinsmoke, Howad, Doonie Baby (background vocals); Battle Locco, Tony Hardtimes, The Tick, Mank Manson, Genevive And The Infinite Studios Choir, Pimpin Rico, Lana J, E-40 , Eldorado Red, Marty James, Snoop Dogg, Travis Barker, Undaflow, Cashis.
Audio Mixer: Richard Huredio.
Recording information: Boomboom Room, Los Angeles, CA; Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA; Infinite Sound Studios, Alameda, CA; Interprise Studios; Rick Rockis House; RickRock House Of Hits, Sacramento, CA; Right Trax Studio; Skip Saylors Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Florian Schneider .
Nearly three full years after its 2004 debut, the Federation returned with IT'S WHATEVA, another round of hard-hitting San Francisco Bay Area hip-hop. Once again produced by mastermind Rick Rock, the trio of Doonie Baby, Goldie (not to be confused with the U.K. drum-and-bass artist), and Stressmatic prove that the West Coast "hyphy" style isn't going anywhere, and that the group can hold its own with its Dirty South crunk counterparts, particularly on the humorous "College Girl" and the R&B-tinged "My Rims."