Trademark Da Skydiver recently made his way over to Shade 45 for an exclusive interview with DJ-producer, Statik Selektah, and spoke on a number of topics which included his current status with Jet Life, Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale and more. Also, check out Mingo in action towards the end as the New Orleans emcee shows off some his laid-back bars for listeners tuning in.
Yonkers bred emcee, Styles P, is back with a new song called “All I Got” featuring Action Bronson and Ea$y Money. Backed by a boom-bap style of production courtesy of Statik Selektah, the rappers take turns lacing the catchy tune with slick street talk and introspective rhymes. Statik takes the wheel on the track’s chorus which boasts some of his signature sample scratching. This one comes straight from P who took the opportunity to share his latest audio offering with fans via Twitter.
Here’s a dope bonus cut titled “I’ll Never Forget” which is featured on Ransom and Statik Selektah’s collaborative album, The Proposal. Rapper Termanology also shows up on the soulful number which boasts a number of melodic samples courtesy of Statik Selektah who delivers a smooth instrumental. Take a listen to the laid-back song which is only available on in-store copies.
Ransom delivers a new bonus track called “Dollars & Sense” that fans can expect to pick up on the physical copy of the rappers new collaborative album with producer Statik Selektah. The Proposal is due to finally officially hit shelves on November 5 after already being released on iTunes and other digital outlets about a month ago. Take a listen as Selektah keeps it straight raw Hip Hop with a classic boom bap instrumental which is driven by a mellow piano loop that provides the perfect platform for Ransom to spit some deep and introspective rhymes over. The DJ-producer also shines on the chorus with his signature sample scratching.
Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era link up with Statik Selektah for a special basement cypher. Take a look at the black and white visual as CJ Fly, Dessy Hinds, Nyck Caution, T’Nah Apex, A La $ole, Dyemond Lewis, Swanker Master Raw, Dirty Sanchez, JAB and Kirk Knight all step up to the microphone and spit their respective verses for the camera. DJ-producer Statik Selektah does the honors on the turntable and provides a number of classic instrumentals for each artist to go in over.
Ransom keeps his promotional momentum going and delivers yet another short visual for his song “1996″ which is featured on his new collaborative album with producer-DJ Statik Selektah. The black and white visual finds Ransom handling business in a home studio alongisde Action Bronson and Statik as he spits introspective rhymes on his ode to the year 1996. Watch as the rapper attempts to evoke some flavor from the past and deliver that raw Hip Hop over a sample based instrumental.
New York’s Ransom releases a new promotional trailer for his new album titled, The Proposal . The black and white visual showcases Ransom and his trusty goons snatching up an unsuspecting victim and dragging him over to an undisclosed location for an interrogation. Take a look as Ransom gets real gritty and starts performing to the camera towards the end. The Proposal is now available on iTunes and Amazon.
Statik Selektah sits down with Mass Appeal for a new episode of Rhythm Roulette. Watch as the Mass Appeal cameras follow Statik on a random crate digging mission as he selects three random vinyls with the objective of using a selection from only one to create an original beat. After making his blindfolded choices, the Showoff producer makes his way back to the lab to see what he can come up with.
Pro Era and DJ Statik Selektah pay homage to deceased member Captial STEEZ by honoring his memory with “Like Water” live in Irvine, Caif. for the Under The Influence of Music Tour. However, fellow group members CJ Fly and Kirk Knight help Joey pick the mood right back up as they kick into “Survival Tactics” off Joey’s 1999 mixtape.
Statik Selektah drops off a new video for “21 & Over” off his upcoming album Extended Play dropping June 18.The track features solid verses from Sean Price and Mac Miller. The impromptu style of the video finds everyone in attendance at a recent show as Statik, Sean, and Mac lay down their respective parts. Also, look out for cameos from the likes of Joey Bada$$, Schoolboy Q, Evidence, and The Alchemist.