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