Dec 4, 2015

Listen: Dead Or In Jail - STATIK KXNG (@StatikSelekt & @CrookedIntriago) feat. Jessica Quintero; A Niles P. Joint

Statik Selektah is having a hell of a year.  After producing on some of the best albums of the year and releasing your final producer compilation album that’s stupendous in it’s own right, how do you top it?  Well you could head westward and make a collaboration album with one of hip hop’s most criminally underrated emcees.  That’s what the Boston-based producer/DJ did, connecting with Long Beach’s resident lyrical assassin KXNG Crooked (formerly known as Crooked I.)  While it may seem like an odd pairing on the surface, in this case the artists’ talent trumps any possible questions.
Dead Or In Jail is the first single from the upcoming album STATIK KXNG.  While Statik Selektah is chiefly known as an East Coast boom bap impresario of sorts, he displays his ability to craft a smooth beat that’s as relaxing as a California sunset.  Crooked has always been one one of the most underrated spitters in spite of solo offerings and his work with Slaughterhouse.  He continues this onslaught, dropping quotables left and right.  Jessica Quintero sings on the inspirational and lowkey celebratory and joyful chorus and adds some sensual Spanish on the intro.  This track makes such a good first impression I’m mad the album doesn’t come out until February 12th via Showoff Records.  It has potential to be one of the better and more intriguing releases in 2016.

Check out Dead Or In Jail after the break and look for our review of STATIK KXNG in the near future.


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