Statik Selektah News

Behind The Beat: Statik Selektah
Behind The Beat: Statik Selektah Apr 13, 2016 at 10:56am
If you want to understand Statik Selektah in a nutshell, look no further than the first 20 seconds of his 2014 song “Carry On.” The first words you hear are sampled from AZ’s verse on Nas’ 1994 “Life’s a Bitch”: “Others such as myself are tryna carry on tradition.”
Stream Westside Gunn's "FLYGOD" Album
Stream Westside Gunn's "FLYGOD" Album Mar 11, 2016 at 03:11pm
Westside Gunn has emerged as one of New York's most promising up-and-coming emcees. His cinematic soundscapes and eye for street-level detail have earned him comparisons to certain Wu-Tang members, but his imagination is all his own. And that's partly because he doesn't hail from one of the five boroughs, but, instead, from Buffalo, which Gunn paints as a fearsome (and freezing) place. Gunn now resides in Atlanta, and living in the industry hub has helped him make astute observations on the state of the rap game. 
Statik Selektah & KNXG Crooked Announce "Statik KXNG" Release Date, Cover Art
Statik Selektah & KNXG Crooked Announce "Statik KXNG" Release Date, Cover Art Jan 8, 2016 at 10:45am
Last February, Statik Selektah & Slaughterhouse emcee KXNG Crooked announced that they were working on a collaborative album called Statik KXNG. Yesterday, the duo took to Instagram to share the album's cover art and reveal the release date -- the album will arrive on February 12.
Staff Picks Playlist (July 10)
Staff Picks Playlist (July 10) Jul 10, 2015 at 11:35am
After taking a one-week hiatus last week, we're back again with another round of Staff Picks from the HNHH team.
Stream Statik Selektah's New Album "Lucky 7"
Stream Statik Selektah's New Album "Lucky 7" Jul 7, 2015 at 10:51am
Today Statik Selektah dropped his seventh studio album, aptly titled, Lucky 7. The album is a big one, with features from a wide variety of artists. Frequent collaborators like Joey Bada$$ make an appearance, as well as Ab-Soul, Big K.R.I.T., Action Bronson, Styles P, Your Old Droog, Bun B, Mick Jenkins, Royce Da 5'9", Kirk Knight, A$AP Twelvvy, and the list goes on. It's safe to say there's an artist for every rap fan on here.
Statik Selektah Announces New Album "Lucky 7"
Statik Selektah Announces New Album "Lucky 7" May 13, 2015 at 10:43am
Last August, Statik Selektah continued his run of guest-heavy, eclectic albums with the jam-packed What Goes Around..., and now he's announced that this will be the third summer in a row that we'll be getting a new album from him. Today he's shared artwork and a release date for the similarly gambling-inspired Lucky 7, which will drop on July 7th via Duck Down Music. 
Samples Of The Week: March 26 (Action Bronson Edition)
Samples Of The Week: March 26 (Action Bronson Edition) Mar 26, 2015 at 09:37am
This Monday, Action Bronson dropped his madcap, adventurous debut album Mr. Wonderful. Although it was a little less sample-driven than his prior mixtapes, its live instrumentation was still often based around skeletons of existing songs taken from far-flung genres, as is Bam Bam's habit.  We've already covered "Easy Rider," "Actin Crazy," "Terry" and "Baby Blue" in previous editions of Samples Of The Week, so this time we're putting some of the deeper cuts under the source-material lens. Let us know your favorite tracks in the comments section.
Stream Action Bronson's New Album "Mr. Wonderful"
Stream Action Bronson's New Album "Mr. Wonderful" Mar 23, 2015 at 11:55am
Today (March 23) marks the release of Action Bronson's latest album Mr. Wonderful. After a slew of highly successful mixtapes, Mr. Wonderful is Bronson's first album on a major label, Vice Records via Atlantic. The release was preceded by three singles, "Easy Rider", "Actin Crazy", and "Terry", and we also heard a leak of "Baby Blue", featuring Chance the Rapper. 
Statik Selektah & Crooked I Announce Joint Album
Statik Selektah & Crooked I Announce Joint Album Feb 6, 2015 at 09:07am
We're still waiting on some updates concerning the Slaughterhouse album, but in the meantime, Crooked I aka KXNG Crooked (these days), has been keeping himself busy with two side projects. 
Stream Jared Evan & Statik Selektah's "Still Blue" Album
Stream Jared Evan & Statik Selektah's "Still Blue" Album Oct 28, 2014 at 06:27pm
MC Jared Evan and DJ Statik Selektah dropped a joint project entitled Still Blue today, and now they've decided to stream the whole thing on Evan's YouTube channel. Check it out at the bottom of the page. Presented as one 31-minute-long track in the YouTube video, Still Blue is actually composed of nine tracks. Check out the tracklist below so you don't get lost in the stream.
Joey Bada$$ Reveals That He Worked With Hit-Boy, DJ Premier And Statik Selektah On "B4.DA.$$"
Joey Bada$$ Reveals That He Worked With Hit-Boy, DJ Premier And Statik Selektah On "B4.DA.$$" Sep 25, 2014 at 06:19pm
Although we haven't heard a first single, gotten a release date or seen artwork from Joey Bada$$' long-awaited debut album, B4.DA.$$, he claims that it's finished. In a new interview with MTV, the de facto Pro Era leader gave just a few hints about what we can expect from the full-length project. He says that previous collaborators Statik Selektah and DJ Premier have beats on the album, as well as HS87's Hit-Boy, which is pretty exciting news, considering Bada$$' love of boom-bap and the lack of boom-bap beats in Hit-Boy's arsenal.
Samples Of The Week: July 31
Samples Of The Week: July 31 Jul 31, 2014 at 12:17pm
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Samples Of The Week: June 12
Samples Of The Week: June 12 Jun 12, 2014 at 10:30am
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Stream Ransom & Statik Selektah's "The Proposal" In Its Entirety
Stream Ransom & Statik Selektah's "The Proposal" In Its Entirety Sep 30, 2013 at 09:01pm
 With Ransom and Statik Selektah’s new collaborative album, The Proposal, dropping in only a couple hours, they have decided to give fans a free early listen to the entire thing. The 10-track project will feature only minimal help from Styles P and Ea$y Money. It will be available for purchase on iTunes at midnight tonight (10/1). Listen to the entire album below.