The LOX & Statik Selektah Still Make The Kind Of Hip-Hop That 90s Era Fans Love (Video)

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Three months ago today, The LOX and Statik Selektah released “But You Don’t Hear Me Tho.” The soulful collaboration, also featuring James Mtume served as a nostalgic early look into Statik’s 8 album. Today (December 8), that ShowOff Records/Duck Down Music LP releases. Thus, it’s just the right time for the producer/DJ and the Yonkers, New York trio to hit Heads off with the visual.

The video, shot recently enough to display 8 vinyl, extends the throwback symbolism. Graffiti, tape racks, and crate-digging are inter-mixed with sequences of Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P coolin’ out and delivering their verses. Statik is prominently featured too, strolling around New York City with his daughter Harley, and showing her what exactly daddy does for a living. There is archival footage of Statik (dating back to childhood), The LOX, and some of the Hip-Hop artists (Biggie and KRS-One) that have influenced them to go into the art.

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Footage with Joey Bada$$, Lil’ Cease, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, Conway The Machine, Lord Finesse, Buckwild, and other Statik affiliates is included. The wall piece becomes the 8 artwork.