Stat is back with an all new disc jam-packed with solid tracks from several of the most talented names in the game.
“Birds Eye View” ft. Raekwon , Joey Bada$$, & Black Thought
I had Raekwon in mind for this since I made the beat… Joey was in the lab and had the dope middle verse for it, and literally an hour later Black Though showed up, killed his 32 bars in ONE TAKE then left. He was in my crib for 4 minutes. Classic moment for me.
“Funeral Season” ft. Styles P, Bun B, & Hit-Boy
This is one of my favorite beats on the album. Again, Styles just made sense. He sent it right back after I sent. Bun switched the vibe of the record when the beat changes, then I broke it down before Hit-Boy came in and went at his critics. The Jadakiss scratch on the chorus is actually from my song with him called “For The City”.
Nore & Fame breaking down the real deal on the East Coast West Coast Rivarly days… CNN was def one of the only groups back then stepping up and talking shit for NY and NORE Reminds people of it. The hook was originally Biggie’s voice, but I switched it to avoid clearance issues. Fames voice sounded almost exact.
“21 & Over” ft. Sean Price & Mac Miller
Mac had requested I link him up with Sean for a record on my next album and this made perfect sense, being that Mac just turned 21 that month! They both went in, and this is probably the dirtiest beat on the album.
“Make Believe” ft. Freddie Gibbs, Ea$y Money, & Termanology
Alot of Rappers tell fictional stories in their raps… and Gibbs, Ea$y and Term go in exposing it. This beat reminds me of some old Tribe or Ummah sh–, but updated with some big low end.
“Live from the Era” ft. Pro Era
Chuck Strangers, Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Dessy Hinds, A-La-Soul, and CJ Fly all do their thing on this. I wish STEEZ was still here with us to kill this beat. This is the only beat I’ve ever had on my album that was done with someone else. Me & The Alchemist made this last year at his crib in LA.
“The Spark” ft. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, & Mike Posner
First song I started for the album. Action set it off, and Joey Laid his verse later. Then I sent it to Posner and he literally sent back the hook in 10 Minutes! Crazy. This might be my favorite on the album. Feel good jazz vibe.