On Friday (Dec. 8), prolific East Coast hip-hop producer Statik Selektah released his eighth studio album, ‘8.’ The 18 track LP showcases the rap veteran’s range as a producer and a DJ and includes an epic array of high profile collaborations including 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Action Bronson, Joey Badass, The Lox, Westside Gunn, Conway, and late rappers Prodigy and Sean Price.
Accompanying the release is a music video for The Lox-featured song, “But You Don’t Hear Me Though,” a standout from the LP. In the clip, the Yonkers, NY rappers deliver their thought-provoking bars while hanging out in a studio. The visual also includes cameos from DJ Premier, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Conway and more.
Born in Lawrence, MA in 1982, Statik was exposed to production equipment at a young age and by middle school he was already DJing school events. At age 14, he purchased his first set of turntables and a mixer, starting to work clubs and parties, making a name for himself in the East Coast hip-hop scene. Eventually, Statik created his own record label Show Off Records and has continued to expand his accomplishments, producing for A-list artists such as Eminem, J. Cole, and Nas.
8 Tracklist: Purchase
1. “Harley’s Blues (The World Could Save)” (Feat. Harley Harl & Francesca)
2. “Man of the Hour” (Feat. 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa)
3. “Put Jewels On It” (Feat. Run the Jewels)
4. “Watching Myself” (Feat. Action Bronson)
5. “Get Down” (Feat. Wale & Phil Ade)
6. “Ain’t a Damn Thing Change” (Feat. G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$ & Enisa)
7. “But You Don’t Hear Me Tho” (Feat. The Lox & Mtume)
8. “No. 8? (Feat. Westside Gunn, Conway &Termanology)
9. “What Can We Do, Pt. 1 & 2? (Feat. Anoyd, Crimeapple, Avenue, Nick Grant, Millyz & Chris Rivers)
10. “Don’t Run” (Feat. Joyner Lucas)
11. “Go Gettas” (Feat. Wais P, Sean Price & Tek)
12. “Slept to Death” (Feat. Curren$y & Cousin Stizz)
13. “Everything (Show Me Love)” (Feat. PNB Rock & Lil’ Fame)
14. “Nobody Move” (Feat. Raekwon & Royce Da 5’9?)
15. “Shakem Up (Cypress Hill x House of Pain)” (Feat. B-Real & Everlast)
16. “Pull the Curtain Back” (Feat. No Malice)
17. “Disrespekt” (Feat. Prodigy)
18. “All Said & Done (JFK’s 8 Ball Outro)” (Feat. Plays & Juelz Santana)