"Extended Play" by Statik Selektah on iTunes

18 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the most consistent and prolific producers working today, Boston's Statik Selektah first hit the scene alongside Massachusetts rapper Termanology and has since become a star in his own right, hosting a long-running radio show on Shade 45, cooking up explosive beats for countless emcees, and putting out a group of exceptional albums. He's dropped collabo projects with Bumpy Knuckles, Reks, Freddie Gibbs, Saigon, and Strong Arm Steady, plus his own compilation-style albums like Spell My Name Right, Stick 2 the Script, and Population Control. On Extended Play, he hooks up with rookies and vets alike, assembling an impressive guest list that includes Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, Blu, Posdnous, Talib Kweli, Bun B, Smif-N-Wessun, Mac Miller, Action Bronson, and many more. As usual, his tracks are ferocious, dramatic, bugged-out, and reliably funky, cementing his status as a top-tier beat maestro. Don't miss Noreaga and Lil Fame on "East Coast," "21 & Over" with Sean P, and a rejuvenated Prodigy on "Pinkie Ring."

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the most consistent and prolific producers working today, Boston's Statik Selektah first hit the scene alongside Massachusetts rapper Termanology and has since become a star in his own right, hosting a long-running radio show on Shade 45, cooking up explosive beats for countless emcees, and putting out a group of exceptional albums. He's dropped collabo projects with Bumpy Knuckles, Reks, Freddie Gibbs, Saigon, and Strong Arm Steady, plus his own compilation-style albums like Spell My Name Right, Stick 2 the Script, and Population Control. On Extended Play, he hooks up with rookies and vets alike, assembling an impressive guest list that includes Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, Blu, Posdnous, Talib Kweli, Bun B, Smif-N-Wessun, Mac Miller, Action Bronson, and many more. As usual, his tracks are ferocious, dramatic, bugged-out, and reliably funky, cementing his status as a top-tier beat maestro. Don't miss Noreaga and Lil Fame on "East Coast," "21 & Over" with Sean P, and a rejuvenated Prodigy on "Pinkie Ring."

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

140 Ratings

wow

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Gold

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Statik Always Comes With The Best!

About Statik Selektah

Establishing his own spot among the ranks of East Coast hip-hop's seminal figures, DJ/producer Statik Selektah utilized his turntabling skills and ingenuity in PR and promotions to break some of the region's most promising artists, bearing his own influence on the national mixtape circuit. Born January 23, 1982 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Patrick Baril was exposed to production equipment at a very early age, tinkering with his parents' eight-track machine, cassette recorders, and turntable. By middle school, he was already DJ'ing school functions, but he was inspired to be a true wheels-of-steel artiste after hearing DJ Premier scratch and mix records on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show.

Soon after, at 14 years of age, he purchased his first turntables and mixer. Calling himself DJ Statik (the "Selektah" surname came later), he started to work clubs and private parties up and down the New England coast. In 2000, after living in New Hampshire, he moved back down to Massachusetts to enroll in the audio production program at Boston's New England Institute of the Arts. That same year, Selektah started putting out mixtapes, namely his Spell My Name Right series.

With his mixtapes and DJ gigs, Selektah never passed up the opportunity to champion local hip-hop from Boston and the surrounding New England area. In particular, Selektah was responsible for introducing fellow Lawrence, Massachusetts native Termanology to the East Coast, helming his Hood Politics mixtapes in the mid- to late 2000s. Managing all of these tasks became much easier when he established his own PR/marketing firm, ShowOff, in 2003. In 2006, he turned ShowOff into an official record label, with Termanology's Out the Gate LP as its first release. By this time, though, Selektah's prestige had grown considerably. His radio shows were playing in several places, from London to Mobile, Alabama; he produced beats for many artists, including G-Unit, AZ, and Joell Ortiz; and most importantly, the DJ dished out tons of mixtapes with big-name and up-and-coming artists, such as Nas, Q-Tip, John Legend, Royce da 5'9" (The Bar Exam, co-hosted with DJ Premier, a noteworthy standout), and Saigon.

In fourth quarter 2007, Selektah finally got to promote himself and his beats, entirely producing his official Spell My Name Right debut album. Stick 2 the Script followed in 2008, with guest rappers ranging from Jadakiss and Freeway to Q-Tip and CL Smooth. His 2010 effort, 100 Proof: The Hangover, featured East Coast veterans (Kool G Rap, M.O.P.), underground favorites (Talib Kweli, Evidence), and up-and-coming lyricists (Wale, Torae). The year 2011 saw collaborations with both Action Bronson (Well-Done) and Freddie Gibbs (Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away) as well as Selektah's fourth studio album, Population Control. In 2012, he collaborated with Termanology under the name 1982, releasing an album titled 2012, and he also worked with Strong Arm Steady for the Stones Throw album Stereotype, as well as Bumpy Knuckles on the album Ambition. The Proposal, a collaboration with Ransom, arrived in 2013, as well as the guest-heavy Extended Play. What Goes Around followed a year later with an even longer guest list that featured De La Soul, Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, and many more. Selektah's seventh album, Lucky 7, was released in 2015, with guests including Mick Jenkins, Royce da 5'9", Joey Bada$$, and others. In 2016, Selektah and KXNG Crooked released an album titled Statik KXNG. ~ Cyril Cordor

  • ORIGIN
    Lawrence, MA
  • BORN
    Jan 23, 1982

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