We Should Feel Lucky To Have Statik Selektah's "Lucky 7"

It has been exactly 7 days since Statik Selektah's "Lucky 7" album dropped. You should still feel lucky we have an album like this.

Statik Selektah's album "Lucky 7" is the equivalent to an All Star fighting game due to the array of artists on this very lengthy project. The twenty-one song album with nothing but features is surprisingly very cohesive. The skits from Hannibal Buress help bring it to life in a sense. And adding artists like Jared Evan, Rapsody, Mick Jenkins and many more connect so much. There are so many styles, genres and personalities meshing together. It exposes everyone to something new.


Statik Selektah manages to incorporate Jazz, Funk and Soul into various beats which makes it sound perfect for the exact artist on the track. Songs like "Beautiful Life" is the perfect beat for Action Bronson. His kind of dominant relaxed flow completely rules the song. Throw in a cool and easy Joey Bada$$ verse to match and you're set. The appearances of Talib Kweli and Royce Da 5'9 might have been the most imposing features. Royce's verse on "Crystal Clear" is dead honest and he has great wordplay. He was right, the word underrated for him is an understatement. Talib's verse on "Scratch Off" is what you'd expect from him -- smooth and thought-provoking. Made me think of what a modern day Black Star verse would sound like from him.

We live for moments like this when it comes to hip-hop. You always wish for some of your favorite artists to work together. We have that and more with this album. And for Statik to end everything off with this beautiful Blues instrumental is a great closing. It truly gives the impression of something good ending. There is no denying that Statik Selektah is one of the best producers we have today. So do yourself a favor and feel lucky for a change. Go peep this album.

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