Statik Selektah – Spell My Name Right

Statik Selektah

What Would You Do?! Download
Stop, Look & Listen
Bam Bam
from Spell My Name Right (The Album) (2007, ShowOff/Brick)

DJ Statik Selektah has gone from behind the turntables to behind the boards, producing his entire debut album Spell My Name Right. After creating a buzz in the Mixtape game by collaborating with major emcees such as Nas and G Unit, Statik decided to further his position in the hip-hop game by producing an album packed with exclusive tracks from some of hip-hop’s best talent. This album will unquestionably make everyone “Stop Look and Listen!”, as the first song on the album states with help from Styles P, Termanology, and the legendary Q-tip of A Tribe Called Quest. Earlier this month mixtapes and mixshow radio everywhere starting playing the lead single, “Express Yourself 08” featuring Talib Kweli, Consequence and Termanology, a tribute to NWA’s classic, but with an east coast spin.

Spell My Name Right: The Album features a number of first time collaborations, most notably Cassidy and Freeway’s “What Would You Do.” RoyceDa 5’9 & Cormega team up on “Back Against the Wall”, and Red Café, Term, and Mims come together on the soon to be club banger “Bam Bam”, taking Sister Nancy’s classic and adding bass heavy synths for a 2008 feel. DJ Premier sets off the album with his co-sign, introducing the world to Showoff Records, Selektah’s label. The intro also features Statik’s long time collaborator Termanology, who also appears on 6 other songs. Breaking down the wide selection of MCs featured on Spell My Name Right, Term warns of what’s to come on the album. It all goes down over a Premo-Influenced Beat that reminds the listener of the feel-good boom bap sound that is lacking in today’s Rap Music.

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  2. yeah this was a very good album, almost to par with termanology’s album, though there were definitely some more memorable songs on statik’s album with that reggae throwback and the q-tip track

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