Friday, October 24, 2008 | Posted in ,,,,,


It's been a year since DJ Statik Selektah made sure the world "spelled his name right" and now he's back with his sophomore album, appropriately entitled Stick 2 The Script. As always, Statik steers away from the over-fabricated, ring-tone production that is popular today and backed by a who's who of street-credible, time-tested emcees, comes correct. Mixtapes and mixshow radio programs from NYC to LA are already playing the lead single, "To The Top," which features Cassidy, Saigon and Termanology. Rik Cordero hopped on board to direct the Reservoir Dog-inspired music video which has already received over 100,000 views. Cordero himself has been featured in Hip Hop Connection, Rolling Stone, Vibe, XXL, ect. and has directed videos for major commercial artists including Jay-Z, Nas, and Snoop Dogg. Other stand out tracks include "For the City" which is a New Jack City-inspired song featuring M.O.P. and Jadakiss and finds Statik utilizing a cappella tracks of soulful chanting to create this New York City classic.

Stick 2 The Script encapsulates Statik's East Coast boom-bap production and brings this sound to the South on "Get Out The Way" which features Bun B and UGK-alumnus Cory Mo and to the West Coast on the lowrider anthem "Cali Nights" with appearances by Glasses Malone, Mistah Fab, and Novel. "All 2gether Now" is a powerful reunion of State Property's Freeway, Peedi Crakk, and Young Chris and Consequence gets it on solo with the Kanye West co-signed "Mr. Popularity" which is currently making the rounds online and on mixtapes.

With King Magazine hailing it as "soul sampling boom bap of the highest caliber," the album will undoubtedly be hailed as as a savior of true Hip Hop. With Statik's signature sound, DJ Premier-inspired scratch hooks, and support from big name guests, fans will gladly be "sticking to the scipt."

01. Stick 2 The Script (Intro) 00:54
02. To The Top (Stick 2 The Script) (feat. Cassidy, Saigon, Termanology) 03:41
03. For The City (feat. M.O.P. & Jadakiss) 03:44
04. Get Out The Way (feat. Bun B & Cory Mo) 02:56
05. All 2gether Now (feat. Freeway, Peedi Crakk, Young Chris) 03:29
06. Interlude (feat. Q-Tip) 00:43
07. Church (feat. Termanology) 02:41
08. Talkin' Bout You (Ladies) (feat. Skyzoo, Joell Ortiz, Talib Kweli) 03:38
09. On The Marquee (feat. Little Brother, Joe Scudda, Chaundon) 03:44
10. Mr. Popularity (feat. Consequence) 02:29
11. Interlude (feat. Madd Rapper) 01:13
12. This Is It (Showoff Remix) (feat. D-Dot, Redman, Black Rob) 03:06
13. So Good (Live From The Bar) (feat. Naledge, Reks, CL Smooth) 04:05
14. Streets Of M.A. (feat. Masspike Miles, Termanology, Reks, Slaine & More) 04:42
15. Sounds Of The Street (Interlude) (feat. JFK) 01:21
16. Destined To Shine (feat. Torae, Sha Stimuli, Jon Hope) 03:21
17. Cali Nights (feat. Glasses Malone, Mistah Fab, Novel) 03:03
18. Take It All Back (feat. Reks, Ea$y Money, Royce Da 5′9″, Paula Campbell) 03:56

Is it better than "Spell My Name Right", you decide! Dope album nonetheless, don't sleep.