Freeway & Statik Selektah to Record EP in One Day, XXL to Document Process
Hip-hop producer Statik Selektah works fast. In 2009, he and Saigon put out All In A Day’s Work, an album that the duo recorded in 24 hours and later released for retail. On December 30, 2010 Stat and Massachusetts spitter Termanology recorded their EP The Evening News and dropped it as a free download the next day. For his next trick, Statik will link up with Philadelphia’s Freeway to record and release their Statik-Free EP next week.
“Statik hit me with the idea last night (January 5),” Freeway told XXL. “And I got back at him this morning and it’s a go. We came up with the name and everything this morning.”
The 6-7 song EP will be recorded in Statik’s Showoff Basement on Monday January 10, then released for retail on iTunes the very next day. Not only will the duo complete the project in 24 hours time they will also broadcast the recording session live on XXL’s official UStream page and XXLMag.com at 5 p.m. on Monday January 10. “I’m just gonna run through beats and we’re just gonna let the listeners get involved and come up with a hook or a concept for songs and help pick the beats for Free to rap too,” Statik Selektah revealed to XXL.
Statik and Free stress that this is the first time that a hip-hop has been recorded completely interactive with fans. “We’re coming up with it on the spot,” Freeway added. “We’re going to interact with the fans. If you come up with the concept while we’re listening to the beat— the fans might say something and I might throw it in a rap.” Early! — Rob Markman