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Statik Selektah: What Goes Around [Album Review]

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Relatively fresh on the heels of last year’s Extended Play, Statik Selektah gives us What Goes Around, which couldn’t have come along at a better time, ending a summer chock full of robotic-sounding experimental R&B and vapid raps with a little something that sticks to the ribs.  Between his solo LPs and his work with Termanology as the group 1982, Statik’s been dropping fairly consistent albums since 2009, but this most recent offering that shows us at this point growth in his craft as well as the payoff from maintaining a consistent work ethic, presence, and rapport with the artists he links with for projects. Those who would criticize What Goes Around for its length or number of guests probably don’t fondly recall the days when DJ Clue was running the mixtape circuit, let alone Funkmaster Flex‘s highly respected 60 Minutes of Funk series.  Without the blustering self-identification at every turn, Statik brings together some artists who make sense together (Sean Price and Rock on the aptly-titled “Heltah Selektah”) and others who come off as random groupings (Bun B alongside De La Soul’s Posdnuos on “God Knows”), while still strategically giving certain artists their own space to flourish.  For example, Boldy James lays some reflective bars down on “Something To Cry For”, which employs a soulful guitar that’s mournful without being a downer.  Though you might make the mistake of thinking you’re about to hear James reflecting and maybe feeling some regret for past deeds or losses on this song, ... Read More »

Statik Selektah: Carry On (feat. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs) [Music Video]

One of my favorite tracks off the new Statik Selektah album, What Goes Around. I hope these three make much more music together! Read More »

Statik Selektah: What Goes Around [Album Stream]

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Well today is the day that you can purchase Statik Selektah‘s What Goes Around via iTunes or any other digital retailer. To keep it fresh you can also stream Statik Selektah‘s What Goes Around now before purchasing! Say you’re at work and don’t want to use your card on a work computer… go ahead and stream Statik Selektah‘s new album! Say you’re on your phone and just want to hear What Goes Around first before you get home to purchase… go ahead and stream Statik Selektah‘s new album! Basically, you can do anything you want and stream Statik Selektah‘s new album worry free! This joint is chalked full of dope features from Joey Bada$$ to Sean Price to Snoop Dogg to Royce Da 5’9″ to Action Bronson and many many more. Do yourself a favor and stream Statik Selektah‘s new album, What Goes Around, then purchase it via iTunes. Read More »

Statik Selektah & J. Sands: The Snippet Tape (The Poet Tree Of Life)

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J. Sands hooks up with Statik Selektah to release the HipHopDX premiered The Snippet Tape (The Poet Tree of Life). Mixed by DJ Statik Selektah, this snippet tape is for the upcoming J. Sands album The Poet Tree of Life available Sept. 16th 2014. Read More »

Recapping Statik Selektah’s Listening Session For What Goes Around

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Last month, Statik Selektah announced on MTV’s Rapfix Live that he’d be releasing a new project titled What Goes Around as a follow-up to Extended Play. In partnership with Duck Down Records, the album will be available for purchase on August 19th. After releasing the first single, “Carry On,” which features Freddie Gibbs and Joey Bada$$, Statik recently held a private album listening session in NYC. There, he revealed that a video had already been shot for “Carry On” and would be premiering soon. Set in the offices of VeVo in Times Square, a room full of Duck Down employees and artists as well as members of the press, were present to get a first listen of What Goes Around. Statik got on the microphone and first shared a conversation he had with Kanye West about a beat he made for Nas. The basis of the story laid down the foundation for What Goes Around and the sound that Statik wanted for the project. “I remember playing a song for Kanye and his reaction was I like it Stat. This is typical Kanye, but jazz is dead,” he said. “His statement, alone, inspired me to make a jazz-infused, Hip Hop album. I had to do this album for Kanye.” Another underlying influence for the album stems from Statik’s appreciation for “classic New York Hip Hop.” Recruiting Talib Kweli and Styles P for “Thrill is Back,” he reveals his admiration for “kids like Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era” for bringing the ... Read More »

Statik Selektah: God Knows (feat. Bun B, Jared Evan, & Posdnuos of De la Soul)

Statik Selektah leaks a new track from his album What Goes Around, featuring Bun B, Jared Evan and Posdnuos of De La Soul. He’s dedicating this track to Robin Williams (R.I.P.). Read More »

Statik Selektah: Alarm Clock (feat. Ab-Soul, Jon Connor & Logic)

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New music off of Statik Selektah‘s upcoming album What Goes Around! For “Alarm Clock,” Statik Selektah got together with Ab-Soul, Jon Connor and Logic. What Goes Around drops on 8-19-14 via Showoff Records/Duck Down. Read More »

Statik Selektah: The Imperial (feat Action Bronson, Royce Da 5′ 9″ & Black Thought)

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Statik Selektah enlists Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9″ and Black Thought of The Roots, for his latest single, “The Imperial,” off his upcoming album, What Goes Around, out August 19th on Showoff/Duck Down Music. Now this is what I call a dope combination of emcees! Grab the track via iTunes. Read More »

Statik Selektah: Carry On (feat. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs)

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Complex.com premiered the first single, “Carry On,” featuring Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs from Statik Selektah’s upcoming What Goes Around  LP which is scheduled to be released on 8-19-2014 courtesy of Show Off/Duck Down Music. You can purchase “Carry On” now at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/carryonsingle Read More »

Cane: Get Down [prod by Statik Selektah]

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Cane has been on a serious tear since his appearance on MTV’s RapFix Live. Not only did he manage to impress Pro Era and Sway for his “Grassroots Tangent” visual, but he also caught the ear of Statik Selektah as well. After performing alongside the likes of Twista, Skyzoo, and Boldy James during his debut at SXSW and returning to NYC to shut down Webster Hall with A$AP Ant and Joey Fatts, Cane brings it full circle with a brand new single boasting production from Statik himself. Read More »

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