Staik Selektah has become a legend in Hip Hop, making hits with some of the veteran emcees in the game, and also connecting with the new class like Joey Bada$$. He took some time to break down how he created the Joey Bada$$ track “Legendary” featuring J. Cole from Joey’s album “All-Amerikkan Bada$$”. It’s a cool mellow track that incorporates sounds in a unique, fresh way. He came across the main samples from a jazz CD, which is different from the typical method of using records.
Statik lets us in the his mind, talking about how he uses the popular 808 drums and his technique of altering the pitches on drums. There is a lot more to making a beat than you would think. There is a method to the madness and Statik helps us understand this.
Shout out to Genius for putting this together.