Statik Selektah Says 2 Chainz Is “Rapping Like He’s From Brooklyn” On Their New Album


Billboard sat down with veteran producer Statik Selektah to speak about his new management deal with Roc Nation, working with Nas, 2 Chainz and his relationship with Joey Bada$$.

Statik recently inked a management deal with Jay Z‘s Roc Nation and had this to say:

I’ve known [Roc Nation management rep] Kristi [Clifford] over there for a long time and she had mentioned my name. My name came up in a meeting when they were talking about The LOX. I wasn’t on the last LOX album and Kristi spoke up and said that [I’m] on the next one, so it kind of started a conversation and we started throwing out ideas with me coming up [to Roc Nation]. A lot of the people up there was familiar with what I was doing. I played some music and it just all came together really good. The whole staff up there is exactly what I need for my movement to go to the next level. I think I bring my own flavor of what I do as well.”

The interview shifted to his work with Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, and Statik had some surprising news about the project. While he couldn’t tell us WHAT the album would be titled, he did have this to say:

“He’s been killing features and his own records for a long time. When you hear these records, it’s just so different. No one has ever done what he did with this project. First of all, he’s rapping like he’s from Brooklyn. It’s just very New York. Basically, a down South guy made a New York album, so I’m excited for that.”

You can read the full interview where he touches on his work with Nas, Joey Bada$$ + more, via Billboard.