Statik Selektah Is A Highly Regarded Producer. But He’s Still One Mean DJ Too. (Video)
In the mid-2010s, Statik Selektah is a deeply respected producer. From some of the highlights of Joey Bada$$’s B4.Da.$$ to Eminem and company’s “Detroit Vs. Everybody,” to his own incredible album catalog, the ShowOff Records founder is highly sought out, and one of Hip-Hop’s most prolific creators.
As Statik’s career as a producer was getting off, he was always a DJ. A decade ago, Heads could catch Statik rocking with Q-Tip, M.O.P., and his steadfast right hand Termanology (with whom he’s formed 1982). In launching Funkmaster Flex’s new series “5 Minutes of Funk” (an homage to a Whodini hit), Statik freestyles with his hands behind the wheels of steel.
Heads can hear Statik’s own “Bird’s Eye View” (with Black Thought, Joey Bada$$, and Raekwon). They can watch as Selektah drops bombs from Flex’s show, and plays in the HOT 97 mainstay calling his work, a brother of “Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.” The beat eventually gets to a Jazz loop, as Statik cuts, scratches, and adjusts the levels and faders to show he can DJ however Heads want it.
Statik Selektah is currently producing an EP by Ruff Ryders artist and DMX protege Quadir Lateef.