And on the Roc Nation roster grows. Today (May 25), Billboard reports DJ and producer Statik Selektah has signed a management deal with the Jay Z-founded entertainment powerhouse. Selektah has also announced 8, his eighth album due for release this summer. According to Selektah, the deal came about naturally.

"I've known [Roc Nation management rep] Kristi [Clifford] over there for a long time and she had mentioned my name," Selektah tells Billboard of the deal. "My name came up in a meeting when they were talking about The LOX. I wasn't on the last LOX album and Kristi spoke up and said that [I'm] on the next one, so it kind of started a conversation and we started throwing out ideas with me coming up [to Roc Nation]. A lot of the people up there was familiar with what I was doing. I played some music and it just all came together really good. The whole staff up there is exactly what I need for my movement to go to the next level. I think I bring my own flavor of what I do as well."

For the Boston-based producer, who's made tracks for people like Action Bronson, Lauryn Hill, Nas, and Joey Bada$$ the move represents a chance to expand his sound while working with more artists than ever before. It looks like he'll be doing just that.

His 8 album will be released through Showdown/Duck Down Music and he says the project will include features from 2Chainz, Joey Bada$$, Run the Jewels, The LOX, Wale, Action Bronson, Black Thought, Raekwon, Freddie Givvs, Westside Gunn, Conway and the late Sean Price.

Statik also reveals that he's produced for 2 Chainz and Nas' forthcoming albums, and he apparently even has a whole project with Tity Boi in the stash. "Me and him have a project that's dropping really soon," Statik says of 2 Chainz, who's dropping his new solo album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music in a couple weeks. "He's been killing features and his own records for a long time. When you hear these records, it's just so different. No one has ever done what he did with this project. First of all, he's rapping like he's from Brooklyn. It's just very New York. Basically, a down South guy made a New York album, so I'm excited for that."

It sounds like Selektah is up for a big summer, and we can't wait to see what he's got to offer.

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