Here is the interview my man Slam did with Ginuwine not too long. We were having some difficulty getting this interview together because our schedules were really conflicting. Luckily we were able to coordinate a time with Ginuwine and were able to talk with him for a bit.
Unfortunately we were unable to ask Ginuwine a lot of questions as it was late when we started the interview. G still shared some great memories of Static, Aaliyah and Devante. He also touched on the making of "Pony" along with "Same Ol G" and "Final Warning", and also discussed current projects that he has going on.
Make sure you check out his SPRUCE charity foundation at http://www.sprucekc.com/
Along with that, look out for Ginuwine's new single which should be out sometime soon.
Just wanted to show yall a picture of my blackberry real quick to show everyone I'm representing Static no matter where I go. Of course I have people all the time asking who that is on my background, and those conversations lead to potential new fans. How do you represent Static and keep his memory alive??
Stay tuned for our interview with Ginuwine. We will be posting it in the next couple of days.
The loss of Aaliyah 9 years ago still affects a lot of people including myself today. Not only did we lose an R&B artist who was on the verge of superstardom, we also lost a risk taking and trend setting person who inspired millions around the world with her voice. Luckily for us though, Aaliyah left behind plenty of music, tons of footage and a bunch of photos. So instead of being sad over this day, we should celebrate the legacy that she has left behind and know that her music will continue to be played for years to come. Rest in peace Aaliyah!
Whatsup everyone? I just wanted to share something with everyone. I hope you all enjoy this...
Also make sure you all follow me at www.twitter.com/staticmajor502
I may have more gems to share with everyone soon.
So there's the song "Questions" produced by Buddha, wrote & sung by Static, a demo song for Aaliyah, made around 2000-2001 i think. I don't know yet if she had the chance to record it for herself, but Static version shows his falsetto skills, he wrote for a woman, & even sing the demo like Aaliyah should sing it, amazing!
Stay tune for a snippet listening, something rare that i'm sure you don't wanna miss!
UPDATE: Here is the first installment of Static Music Monday.
I don't know if there's a Static's touch on the song but, like DeVante did with Da Bassment, Static did a little bit of it by creating Southernaire Allstars. Pushing artists on the scene, & especially puttin Louisville up, & no matter what the money he did, no matter what famous he became, he never forget about his peeps, about his original crew.
Nice to see that G gave a little shout out to Static in the video too.
What's up everyone? I have been listening to Aaliyah's Red Album a lot lately, and it still amazes me how this album never gets old. I want you to enjoy this song with me: Extra Smooth, one of my all-time favorites.
Don't forget next week is Aaliyah's death anniversary. Be sure to check out the blog then, cause the one and only Neeze will have an extra special surprise for us then: as he has announced on twitter he will post an Aaliyah demo then!
Edit: Here is the first version of the song in CDQ. This is not the final mix of the song, however this is the version that most of us know.
One of the best Static songs out there. I have no idea how Static made a Sex metaphor with something like Coffee, it's ingenious.
And a bonus for everyone, here is him performing it live.
Sadly, this won't be on Suppertime.
Once again, DeVante produced a track called "Slave" with the help of some Bassment members: Darryl Pearson is co-producer, Missy Elliott worked on the track too, but there's some others guest on the track, just look at the credit:
Do you notice something special ???
Background vocals by Steve Jawan, that means Static for Steve & Smokey for Jawan, both of them are on the background vocals with Missy. DeVante at the end of the song has a talking part, again, he says Static name, did i told you Static was his fav artist out of the Bassment Crew???
Here is the other track Static wrote for Tank back in the day. The song is produced by Big Tank, the same dude who produced "Private Number" and "The Girls".
Edit: Unfortunately I will not be there for the interview, so we will not be able to stream it live. Neeze and Slam will still be conducting the interview and the interview will be posted soon after on the blog.
Here is an unreleased Playa song from back in the day. I don't know any background behind this song, so Neeze can fill us in on the track. I don't believe Static is on this track, but it's still a nice jam.
Make sure you listen to the interview we did with the other 2 members of Playa.
Smoke Digglera: http://www.staticmajorismusic.com/2010/07/interview-smoke-e-digglera-of-playa.html
Digital Black: http://www.staticmajorismusic.com/2010/03/digital-black-interview.html
Song is provided by Tim "Neeze" Barnett.
They're on the hook & on the bridge with incredible vocals, Smokey is the one we can hear the most, Renee Anderson from Da Bassment is on the end of the track too.
It's great to see a legend like Al Green putting his trust in the younger generation, props to DeVante for doin a song that fits perfectly with the old school style & the newest style that Playa brings.
And here's a Live performance for y'all (just skip the 35 sec ad at the beginning of the video):
P.S: Maybe soon i can come with an extra for this post, stay tune.
Update: Thx to my man Stingy Boy for providing the instrumental, enjoy!
The beat in the song is a combination of samples taken from the Isley Brothers' "Between the Sheets", Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" and Newcleus' "Jam On It", not to mention Rick James' hit single Mary Jane.
I should also mention again that Static wrote an entirely different song called "After Dark" to the same beat.
Here is the second Aaliyah refresher for everyone. It actually took me a while to LOVE this song, especially when I compare it to "We Need A Resolution" and "Don't Know What To Tell Ya". It still hasn't really completely caught onto me yet, but I know a lot of people love this song.
Nevertheless, ths song does contain great lyrics courtesy of Static and the video is great; Aaliyah looked GREAT in this video.
And here is the alternate version of the video:
And here is the sample of the song by Maya El Hennawy:
I can confirm to all of you that Neeze does have Static's demo of this song, so stay tuned!
Big thanks to Smokey for doing this great interview with us. I hope all of you enjoy this interview and have a great time listening to it. We certainly did.
Tim "Neeze" Barnett
Here is a nice slow jam by Pretty Ricky. Static really did a great job on the first two Pretty Ricky albums, providing them with a nice mixture of slow and fast tracks. And although most of the songs were sex driven, he was able to make each song different.
And while you're listening to Pretty Ricky, check out their new single "Cookie Cutter".
Be on the look out for an interview with Diamond Blue of Pretty Ricky coming soon!
And with the list, Looserap and Farid have found another Static-penned song. This one is called "Body Language", produced by Scott Storch. ASCAP only has Static and Scott Storch's names in the credits and makes no mention of Holly Rae, but as I listen to the song, I can tell that this joint is in fact written by Static.
So with the announcement by Neeze about those Aaliyah demos being found, I figured this would be a great time to refresh everyone's memories on some of the songs.
Today we have "Never No More" which was produced by Bud'da. This is one of the most powerful Static-penned songs EVER and really showcases Aaliyah's vocals. And that bridge with Aaliyah and Static going off? Crazy!
One can only imagine how Static sounded on the track by himself. Like I told Neeze earlier, if his falsetto is anything like it was in "Questions" then we're all in for a real treat.
What are your thoughts on this song? Remember, Neeze mentioned he MIGHT share some of these demos with us if we all participate. :)
As Goodfella said, this is probably the ghettoest pop song ever.
So the question for today is: What was your initial reaction when you first heard "I Got My"?
And here is the Dimustrumental for all the instrumental lovers:
On a side note, I'm testing out a new music player, so give me your feedback below. I think this works better than Youtube.