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Statik Selektah Gives A Track-By-Track Break Down Of ‘Extended Play’

2. “Bird’s Eye View” ft. Raekwon, Joey Bada$$ & Black Thought

Statik Selektah: “I’ve known Black Thought for years. We never did anything. I got Raekwon first. I went out to his studio in Jersey. We just sat there all night and we didn’t get it done. It’s funny because Waka Flocka came through. It was just the most random night. I finally got that verse done.

I was supposed to get Busta on it. There were a couple of people. Busta owes me money from a bet. I am going to say that in every interview. Me and Busta made a bet about the Giants and the Patriots. Before we even got to the money, [he says] ‘I am gonna do a verse for your album.’ It’s nothing [though]. Busta’s fam.

When I didn’t get that in time, I had to finish it up and Joey happened to be in the studio. ‘Yo, Joey lay this down.’ The same night, I texted Black Thought: ‘Yo, I am leaving on tour.’ I was leaving on tour the next day for like two months. I had to finish my album. I was like, ‘What can we do? Can I send you the record?’ He’s like, ‘Yo, send me your address.’ Black Thought showed up—no lie—walked into my crib. He said. ‘I am ready.’ And he recorded 32 bars. I thought he was spitting 16, [but] he was spitting 32 bars. And said, ‘Alright, I got to go.’ He was in my crib for four minutes. That was the craziest shit I ever seen.”

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