In the first iteration of WatchLoud’s “That Thing,” we asked Bostonian producer/DJ Statik Selektah what one thing outside of hip-hop he just can’t live without. Turns out that Statik is kind of a pool shark. “I try to make time for it a least a couple times a week,” he told us in an exclusive interview. “Anyone that really hangs out with me knows that I’ll cut studio sessions short to go play pool.”
What’s even more surprising than that is that Statik met the late great Guru of Gang Starr over a game of pool at the Jazzmatazz Vol. 3 listening party. “I had never had Hennessy and [Guru] gave me Hennessy and we played pool,” Statik remembers. “It was like the moment of my life…It was the beginning of a long friendship. Rest in peace Guru.”
Statik and KXNG Crooked’s joint album Statik KXNG drops this Friday. Stay tuned for more video coming later this week!