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Just For The Record #38: Statik Selektah

Just For The Record #38: Statik Selektah

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Der Gründer von Showoff Records, Statik Selektah, ist seit 1995 im HipHop ein wichtiger Name. Er begann mit Radio-Shows und verzeichnet mit „Lucky 7“ sein siebtes Studio-Album. Dazu kommen zwei EPs und 17 Kollabo-Alben mit Künstlern wie Action Bronson, Crooked I, Freddie Gibbs oder Saigon. Mittlerweile ist er ein enger Freund der Pro Era Crew um Joey Bada$$ und produziert und tourt regelmäßig für und mit den Jungs. Letztes Jahr im November ging mit „Detroit vs. Everybody“ ein Traum für den Produzenten in Erfüllung – Eminem rappte auf einen Statik Selektah-Beat.
Just For The Record mit Statik Selektah:

Top 5:
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Joey Bada$$ – B4.Da.$$
Action Bronson – Mr- Wonderful
A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP
And my Album, „Lucky 7“ out July 7th

TM: This time without pornstars?
Statik Selektah
: Nah, this time without pornstars. I got a baby girl coming this time. But I’ll be right back to that.

Alltime classics:
Nas – Illmatic
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
Dr. Dre – The Chronic
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
Donald Byrd – Places And Spaces
Roy Ayers – Vibrations
Statik Selektah – Extended Play

Favorite producers:
Dj Premier
Dr. Dre
J Dilla
Pete Rock

Favorite Djs:
Funkmaster Flex (in the 90ies)
Kid Capri
Boogie Blind

Favorite musicians:
Quincy Jones
Nyck Caution
Slick Jackson

Favorite vers in a Song:
Common – I Used To Love H.E.R.


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First bought CD:
Boyz 2 Men – Mowtown Philly

Favorite vinyl cover:
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders

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First sample:
Probably Roy Ayers.

Favorite Vinyl store:
I still go to A-1 Records in New York. Most of the time people bring me some records and I spend months on listening to them.

Favorite beat:
Nas – NY State Of Mind

And by myself: Bird’s Eye View (ft. Joey Bada$$, Reakwon & Black Thought)

I produce with:
Pro Tools
Akai Midi Controller
Two Technics


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TM: You said that the “Lucky 7” album will be your last. Why?
Because I am sick of doing compilation albums – put this person with that person, I gotta chase someone for that vers. I am now way beyond that. I rather do one Eminem song than two collabo albums.

You got Your Old Droog, Ab-Soul, Mick Jenkins, Talib Kweli and more on your album. Is there someone you wished to have had on it but didn’t happen?
I got a crazy story. Everyone expects Black Thought on it. He did a whole song for the album. I have it. But we both agreed that we don’t put it on the album because the way we recorded it, wasn’t done in time. So now it’s at the stash. So I got an ill Black Thought record at the stash. I wish he would be on the album.

Einen Bericht zum Konzert in Wien mit Joey Bada$$, Nyck Caution und Statik Selektah findet ihr hier.

(by edHardygirl14/ Photo by Daniel Shaked)