Statik Selektah's Lucky 7, released in July, is undoubtedly one of the most slept-on albums of the year. This afternoon, Statik shared "Couldn't Tell" feat. Black Thought, a song recorded during the Lucky 7 sessions that somehow didn't make the album cut.
"Couldn't Tell" features a silky Statik Selekt boom bap drum groove and the sort of nuanced, *very rare* sampling only someone like Statik could successfully execute -- Chipmunk'd vocals and ominous piano loop tastefully deployed to compliment Black Thought's timeless Philly flow.
Before cellular phones were educated
And captured actually before photographs that never faded
A DJ got a request to play the favorite record on the radio of his ex
But never played it and
Though the lady was vexed and devastated
She took a yoga lesson and stretched to meditate it
It then created a curse that's dedicated to the most sacred bitch ass nigga she ever dated