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Sperry Park Productions & Stat Quo: Checks & Balance

Has anyone else in the game been killing it with quality mixtapes for the past year like Stat Quo has? One after another, he’s been dropping straight album-worthy material on every joint. You really have to sit back and wonder why he never got that big push from Shady Records. Like I said before, I slept on dude big time, but this past year he’s made me a believer in what Luda said when he rocked that shirt that read: “hip-hop ain’t dead, it moved to the south.”

While mainstream rappers from NY and  LA are talking about Louis V swagger and whatnot, Stat’s spitting ish like, “What if money grew on trees, how high would we climb? I’m beyond this design, I’m so defined, I’m divine/I’m the tears of my generation, we tired of cryin’/not content with walkin’, we destined to be flyin’/on earth searchin’ for signs, Stat the young mind young minds/these niggas is rhymin’ some bullshit while hip-hop’s dyin’/right in front of our ears, God give us a sign/take the good with the bad, Lord knows I’m tryin’/lost souls need findin’/lazy niggas need grindin’/we all need remindin’ diamonds/lookin’ like coal but the beauty is behind it/with the right pressure you can find it… so find it!” (“Say You Will” Remix). Count how many jewels he dropped on that rhyme alone and you can ice out a bracelet and a few Jesus pieces.

On “Homage To Premier,” Focus sampled a few Preemo beats to craft a sound that Royce Da 5’9″, Phonte and Stat just went in on and honored one of the greatest East Coast producers of all time. NY rappers should really feel stupid. That’s the second ATL dude (Check Luda’s “MVP”) and his peeps to recognize the genius of Chris Martin and y’all don’t even acknowledge the dude in your album credits. For shame! Taking things to a lighter note, Stat ripped a page out of Biggie’s book and went “Playa Hater” with the hook on “I Just Wanna” and made one of the most entertaining and comedic joints in a while.

When are rappers and hip-hop fans going to start to take notice that few rappers in the game have anything on Quo? His lyrical content has much more substance than what most of these rappers spend their whole careers throwing out there. The production, especially from Focus (“Pharmacy” & “Homage To Premier”) is an MC’s dream and the style that Stat brings to the table is original and just a breath of fresh hip-hop air at times. I’m reviewing every Quo mixtape until y’all get the point: he’s that nucca right now-The Infamous

Hottest Joint: “Say You Will”

Weakest Joint: “Lovin’ The Sunshine”

  • Avenger XL

    Stat Quo is another dude that is a victim of something I complain about alot and that is a ill flow and know character. See in the world of entertainment your skill is a conversation point but your total package is what makes you a legend or at least pushes next level units. What’s his angel? he just another dope trap talking dude. His lyrics are off the meter, he just needs something to make him pop and better beats.

  • allhiphop>xxlmag

    see what happened with Stat Quo and Shady/Aftermath?
    Eminem heard him and saw talent. lots of it too
    but Em and Interscope couldnt mold him into an artist
    mainstream fans couldnt appreciate him so they let him sit until he left
    maybe Kanye can do something with him???

  • O

    WOW, him on Good Music would be a PROBLEM! I’m loving the possibilities.

    • http://www.teamsupreme.wordpress.com Hold Tight The UK Garage And Grime… UK I Rep Thats Me When I Rhyme!

      Kanye? Sign a guy who doesn’t use autotune?

      Don’t think so some how.

  • AVENGER XL

    Stat wouldn’t get a far shake over at Good music either. Ye has only released Jon Legend his hook man and Cons one of his ghost writers when his rhymes are complex. Heck rhymefest knew better than sign with ye. Stats best hope is to choose good production and use his mixtape/aftermath love to get him some indie money.

  • DV8

    If Stat dont win mixtape artist of the year at the next Justo Awards then something is definately faulty among the judge panel.

    • DV8

      hopefully he can snag a distribution deal through Koch or something. Stat is way too real for the industry. This is his second go round dropping heat (his 1st time was before he signed with Shady/Aftermath).

    • O

      Co-sign on Stat winning Mixtape Artist of the Year. Who’s been more consistent with new and dope material than he has?

  • S.W.A.T.S 73

    WOW, the comments on here are crazy..ya’ll upnorth? Dude been BIZZY 4 real let alone WAY before Aftermath. It’s a matter of time he got to put in outside work like KILLA MIKE before folk see him as a talent, though I hate Mike went to Grandhustle, Q GOT IT.

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