Friday, May 17, 2013

Statik Selektah - 21 & Over (feat. Sean Price & Mac Miller)

"21 & Over" is the second single from Statik Selektah's upcoming album Extended Play coming out June 18th. Last time he brought together new and old school with Joey Bada$$, Raekwon and Black Thought and he does it once again by bringing Sean Price and Mac Miller together on a song. 

Twitter was both shocked and disappointed by this seemingly random collaboration between Duckdown legend Sean Price and the increasingly annoying Mac Miller. In case fans forgot, Sean Price is a big fan of Mac Miller and last year,when he was a guest editor for HipHopDX, he had a chance to interview the Pittsburgh artist.

Since the song dropped, Price has been blocking swarms of people on Twitter for trashing Mac Miller's corny music and it was pretty funny to see a lyrical veteran defending someone like Mac Miller when there are plenty of new artists who can run laps around him. It wasn't even about race until Sean Price tweeted "wait till y'all hear my song with Macklemore" and "Riff Raff is dope" so I think he knows what people are saying because they're all in the category of "corny white rappers" (Riff Raff is the only one who accepts it). For those who think I don't listen to white rappers, my library has Aesop Rock, Apathy, Asher Roth and Eminem among others and they all have dope material. 

As for the song, the chorus is a sample of Styles P instructing "if you under 21 you shouldn't listen to this". P goes on to body the song (surprised?) and is there any producer in rap right now working harder than Statik Selektah? He uses the horns to smoothly transition to the chorus and menacing bass lines to build the verses which is becoming his signature. Mac Miller's first line is "light the crack pipe so I know it's real" right before calling himself the "young Bill Murray". Why anyone likes this kid? The world may never know. 

Listen to the song below:

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