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Patrick Baril (born January 23, 1982), professionally known as Statik Selektah, is an American record producer, disc jockey (DJ) and radio personality originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area. He is also the founder of Showoff Records. In 2010, he formed the hip hop group 1982, alongside American rapper Termanology. He has resided in New York City since 2004.
Baril in 2007
|Birth name||Patrick Baril|
|Also known as||DJ Statik|
|Born||January 23, 1982|
Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
Life and careerEdit
Statik Selektah was born in 1982. He was introduced to music at a young age, experimenting with his parents' eight-track machine, cassette recorders, and turntable. By middle school, he was already DJing school functions, but he was inspired to be a professional DJ after hearing DJ Premier & Funkmaster Flex scratch and mix records on Hot 97fm in New York City. Statik began doing radio at Phillips Exeter Academy’s WPEA, where he also occasionally DJ’ ed some of the Afro-Latino Society Parties. Naming himself DJ Statik, (the "Selektah" came later after hearing a local reggae artist say it unconsciously) 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. 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 Billboard's Heatseeker Albums Chart. 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.
In 2009, Statik Selektah appeared on Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, featuring as a DJ on the 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.
Since 2015, the publishing interest of Statik Selektah's catalog has been represented by Reservoir Media Management.
Past and present radio stationsEdit
- Spell My Name Right: The Album (2007)
- Stick 2 the Script (2008)
- 100 Proof: The Hangover (2010)
- Population Control (2011)
- Extended Play (2013)
- What Goes Around (2014)
- Lucky 7 (2015)
- 8 (2017)
- All In A Day's Work (with Saigon) (2009)
- 1982 (with Termanology – as 1982) (2010)
- 1982: The EP (with Termanology – as 1982) (2010)
- The Evening News EP (with Termanology – as 1982) (2010)
- Statik-Free EP (with Freeway) (2011)
- Lyrical Workout (with Bumpy Knuckles) (2011)
- Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away (with Freddie Gibbs) (2011)
- State of Grace (mixtape) (with Slaine) (2011)
- Well-Done (with Action Bronson) (2011)
- Straight, No Chaser (with Reks) (2012)
- 2012 (with Termanology as 1982) (2012)
- Stereo Type (with Strong Arm Steady) (2012)
- Ambition (with Bumpy Knuckles) (2012)
- Boom Bap & Blues (with Jared Evan) (2013)
- The Proposal (with Ransom) (2013)
- Still Blue (with Jared Evan) (2014)
- Statik KXNG (with KXNG Crooked– as Statik KXNG) (2016)
- Still 1982 (with Termanology as 1982) (2018)
- TrillStatik (with Bun B) (2019)
- Gran Turismo (with Curren$y) (2019)
- Statik Selektah’s The Lost and Damned EP" (2009)
- The Left-Overs (Of What’s To Come…) EP (2010)
- "Statik Selektah". Billboard.com. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- Cordor, Cyril (1982-01-23). "( Statik Selektah > Biography )". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "Statik Selektah". Hip Hop Galaxy. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- "SIRIUS Satellite Radio – Shade 45, Online Hip Hop Radio, Eminem Radio". Sirius.com. 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
- Statik Selektah & KXNG CROOKED Announce Collaborative Album. OK-Tho. Retrieved on 2015-10-17.
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