Statik Selektah

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Statik Selektah
Birth name Patrick Baril
Also known as Stat, Stat Diddy, Selektah
Born (1982-01-23) January 23, 1982 (age 32)
Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1995 - present
Labels Showoff Records,
Associated acts Action Bronson, Bumpy Knuckles, Freddie Gibbs, Freeway, Jared Evan, Pro Era, Reks, Saigon, Slaine, Strong Arm Steady, Termanology
Website Statik Selektah

Patrick Baril (Born January 23, 1982, in Lawrence, Massachusetts) better known as Statik Selektah, is an East Coast-based DJ, producer and CEO of Showoff Records.

Biography[edit]

Statik Selektah was introduced to music at a young age, experimenting with his parents eight-track machine, cassette recorders, and turntable.[1] By middle school, he was already DJing school functions, but he was inspired to be a true wheels-of-steel artiste after hearing DJ Premier & Funkmaster Flex scratch and mix records on Hot 97fm in New York City.[2] Statik began doing radio at Phillips Exeter Academy’s WPEA, where he also occasionally DJ’ ed some of the Afro-Latino Society Parties.[3] Naming himself DJ Statik, (the "Selektah" came later after hearing a local reggae artist say it unconsciously [3]) he began to start to DJ at clubs and private parties up and down the New England Coast. In 2000, Selektah moved back to Massachusetts from New Hampshire to pursue an audio production degree at Boston's New England Institute of Art. Around this time, Statik started to put out his own mixtape series titled "Spell My Name Right." In 2003, Statik created ShowOff Marketing, which has had clients such as Reebok, G-Unit Records, Virgin Records, Capital, Universal Records, Diddy’s Vote or Die campaign and many others.[3] In 2006, Statik Selektah made Showoff into a record label and put out Termanology's Out the Gate as the labels first release. In 2007, Statik released his first LP, titled Spell My Name Right, and came out with a second Stick 2 the Script in 2009. In 2010, Statik Selektah dropped another album 100 Proof: The Hangover which reached 37 on Billboards Heatseeker Albums Chart.[1] Besides dropping his own albums, he also has produced on many other artist's projects. Statik currently has a show on Thursday nights on Eminem's Shade 45 XM/Sirus Radio Station.[4]

In 2010, Statik Selektah was featured as a DJ on GTA IV's hip hop radio station The Beat 102.7.

While recording with rapper Freeway on Ustream, he announced a song off his next album, Population Control, called "Groupie Love" which features Mac Miller. This track was included on the final release of Population Control in 2011.

Past and present radio stations[edit]

  • WPEA 90.5fm - Exeter, NH (1996–1998)
  • WERS 88.9fm - Boston, MA (2000)
  • WBOT 97.7fm - Boston, MA (2001–2004)
  • WBLX - Mobile, AL (2005–2009)
  • KMJJ - Shreveport, LA (2006–2008)
  • Shade 45 Sirius/XM (2005–present)
  • KDON 102.5fm - Santa Cruz, CA (2009–2011)
  • WJMN 94.5fm - Boston, MA (2008–2011)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Statik Selektah's "Lost & Damned EP" (2009)
  • The Left-Overs (Of What’s To Come…) EP (2010)

Collaboration albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/artist/280414/statik+selektah/chart
  2. ^ Cordor, Cyril (1982-01-23). "((( Statik Selektah > Biography )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  3. ^ a b c "Statik Selektah". Hip Hop Galaxy. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  4. ^ "SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Shade 45, Online Hip Hop Radio, Eminem Radio". Sirius.com. 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 

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