2 Chainz & Statik Selektah "Smoke Break" Video
2 Chainz & Statik Selektah
2 Chainz has been one the understated heroes of 2016, dropping his Felt Like Cappin' mixtape as well as well as the joint ColleGrove album, on which, no offense to Tune, he was the superior force. One of his finest moments of the year came earlier this month, as he made a surprise appearance on an unfairly luxurious beat from one of New York's underground kings, Statik Selektah. The collab is set to appear on Statik's next album, but before he gives fans more intel on that, he and Tity have dropped the "Smoke Break" video.
Dwagie Feat. Mobb Deep "Mansions N Security" Video
Dwagie Feat. Mobb Deep
Meet Dwagie, a Taiwanese rapper who has just scored a record with both members of Mobb Deep, the English title of which is "Mansion n Security." My knowledge of East Asian rap is obviously pitiful, as it turns out that this guy has also collaborated with another legendary New York hip-hop act: Nas, who joined Dwagie on "Refuse to Listen" in October 2014.
Statik Selektah & KXNG Crooked "I Hear Voices" Video
Statik Selektah & KXNG CROOKED
A couple weeks ago, a blizzard of historic proportions hit the Northeast, dumping as much as three feet of snow everywhere from from Virginia to Connecticut. Hazardous weather conditions were not enough to prevent Statik Selektah & KXNG Crooked to shoot a video for "I Hear Voices," a song off their new album STATIK KXNG.
Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight Freestyle On Statik Selektah's Shade 45 Show
Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight
"Fuck all that pre-recorded shit! Let's do a real freestyle right here!"
Nyck Caution Feat. Statik Selektah "Proceed With Caution" Freestyle
Nyck Caution Feat. Statik Selektah
Nyck Caution doesn't need a reason to spit bars over some classic instrumentals. Today he hits us with the premiere of a little Jackin 4 Beats freestyle video he shot with Pro Era's frequent collaborator/advocate, Statik Selektah. Statik picked out a bunch of beats from the '90s and early 2000s for Nyck to flow over, creating a radio-like freestyle segment just 'cause. It's obvious to see how Nyck fits into the Pro Era crew after listening to this, and he's positioning to be the next up, on the heels of Kirk Knight and CJ Fly, while Joey Bada$$ continues to lead the pack.
SPNDA "Passenger 57" Video
SPNDA is a talented Boston emcee who scored a beat from Boston's own Statik Selektah on "Passenger 57." The producer is known for blessing NYC's top spitters with his untouchable sample-driven productions, though he would do well to continue supporting the movement of young SPNDA. "Passenger" is a nice combination of feel-good rhythms and authentic, free-flowing bars from SPNDA. In the video, SPNDA hops in the passenger seat to cruise around his city with a Black Jesus-looking dude at the wheel. At the end, SPNDA jumps in the driver's seat and takes off on his own.
Documentary: The Making of Statik Selektah's "Lucky 7"
It's been a big year for the good homie Statik Selektah. He put out a rock solid cover-to-cover albums in Lucky 7 and he became a father (the "Harley's Blues" drum loop samples the actual heartbeat of his newborn daughter Harley). Now he is the subject of a new mini-documentary from Revolt TV that gives a glimpse into how he put the album together.
Statik Selektah Feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ "Beautiful Life" Video
Statik Selektah Feat. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$
Statik Selektah calls up his buddy Action Bronson asking up what they should do for their "Beautiful Life" video. "Shut the fuck up," Bronson tells him. "I'm about to eat some BBQ in my underwear, let's just go to Croatia."
Statik Selektah "Harley's Blues" Video
Statik Selektah has put together a visual treatment for "Harley's Blues" off his Lucky 7 album. The song, which is named after his newborn daughter Harley Emma Baril, aims to bring attention to a life-threatening disease that can effect women during pregnancy. HG (hyperemesis gravidarum) only effects 2% of women in pregnancy, and is often misdiagnosed, hence Statik's desire to bring it to the attention of the public. Statik and his wife were able to treat the disease early on in the pregnancy, and have a healthy beautiful baby girl.
Back And Forth: Joey Bada$$ & Statik Selektah
Joey Bada$$ & Statik Selektah
Noisey is back with a new episode of their "Back And Forth" video series, where they have two artists go back-and-forth in conversation. The latest subjects of the series are New Yorkers, Joey Bada$$ and Statik Selektah, who linked up at the Fresh Island Festival in Croatia. While the young Bada$$ rolled a blunt, the two discussed Joey being pigeon-holed as a '90s-sounding rapper, with Joey offering his own view on the matter: he just makes real shit.
Statik Selektah Feat. Smif-N-Wessun, Buckshot, Young M.A "Murder Game" Video
Statik Selektah Feat. Smif-N-Wessun, Buckshot & Young M.A
At 21 tracks in length, Statik Selektah's Lucky 7 sees verses from rappers coming out of every conceivable corner of the rap universe. Today it's a Brooklyn affair as "Murder Game" feat. Smif-N-Wessun, Buckshot, Young M.A gets the video treatment. A bit of a surprising choice given the album's depth, but it's all good.
Vince Staples Freestyles On Showoff Radio
Vince Staples' debut album, Summertime '06, is due out at the end of the month, and the rapper has been making the promo rounds in anticipation. We already saw him and Tyler, The Creator freestyle and defend Ray J with Peter Rosenberg, and today, he's busting out some more rhymes for Statik Selektah on Showoff Radio.
Boogie Freestyles Over "What Happened To That Boy" On Shade 45
A few days ago, Boogie ("The Beast") paid us a visit and dropped a fire acappella freestyle, and while he was still in NYC, did his thing over at Shade 45. Visiting Statik Selektah during his Showoff Radio program on the station, the Long Beach native took on Birdman and The Clipse's classic record "What Happened To That Boy" (also a favorite of ESPN's Doug Collins).
Your Old Droog Freestyles On Shade 45
Your Old Droog
Last month, Statik Selektah and Your Old Droog linked up for a collaborative track that they shared ahead of Statik's upcoming album, Lucky 7. "Unlimited Metrocard" was a truly vicious song, with Droog proclaiming "I hope every train dancer gets brain cancer" over a slick beat from the veteran producer. Today, they're back at it, only this time on Statik's Shade 45 program, "Showoff Radio."
Charles Hamilton Freestyles For 9 Minutes On Shade 45
Since hailing his own return with the new song "Correct," hedgehog enthusiast Charles Hamilton has been making the rounds to radio stations across the country and delivering thrilling freestyles each time. This one, performed at Shade 45 in New York, might be the best yet.
Rapsody Freestyles On Shade 45
Longtime lyrical magician Rapsody recently got the biggest look of her career by being featured on Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly. Last night, she was on Shade 45 to kick one of the jaw-dropping freestyles she's become known for, with this one coming on Showoff Radio with Statik Selektah on the boards.
Jared Evan & Statik Selektah "Bass Is Low" Video
Jared Evan Feat. Statik Selektah
Still riding off the success of their latest album Still Blue, Jared Evan and Statik Selektah decided to come through today and share their new music video for “Bass Is Low”.
Joey Bada$$ "B4DAMONEY" Tour Ep. 4
Brass bands are a time-honored tradition in New Orleans. In addition to the Crescent City being consistently cited as the birthplace of jazz and blues, funerals in the city are famous for being accompanied by horn-toting processions, and you can't walk down the streets downtown without encountering someone playing a brass instrument after a few blocks. While on tour in NOLA, Joey Bada$$ got the great opportunity to perform onstage with a brass band.
Nems Freestyles On Showoff Radio With Statik Selektah
Fresh off an appearance on "Homicide", a track off Ghostface Killah's latest, 36 Seasons, Nems kicks off the New Year spitting bars on Statik Selektah's Showoff Radio. While Nems requests a Statik beat, "Bird's Eye View" specifically, Statik warns Nems he won't be able to do what Black Thought did on the track. Nems then proceeds to do things Black Thought couldn't do on the track.
Azad Right "Showoff Radio" Freestyle
Last month, Azad Right came up to the Shade 45 offices in NYC to kick a freestyle with Tony Touch on Toca Tuesdays, and yesterday, he was back in the house for another appearance. This time, it was Statik Selektah's "Showoff Radio" program that was on air, and yet again, RIght came through with some impressive bars on an iPhone-assisted freestyle. Over a guitar-led beat, Right recites the text from his phone screen with skill, showing us that he's got what it takes to read pre-written lyrics on-beat. In it, he says he's cool with people of all colors. Good to know.