14 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A testament to all the real MCs in Bun and Statik’s inner circle.
The original, 10-track version of TrillStatik, the collaborative album between Houston rap legend Bun B and Boston producer Statik Selektah, was reportedly recorded over the course of a single 12-hour session. Featuring no fewer than 17 guests, singers and MCs worthy of Bun and Statik's bar-rich catalogs, it’s a marvel of both efficiency and curation. The deluxe version of the album, with its four bonus tracks and three additional guests, is an extension of the same mission, with Bun acting as a sort of host MC for the project’s guests, allowing them airspace to spread their wings over Statik’s consistently jazzy instrumentals. Veterans such as Method Man, Fat Joe, and F.A.M.E. (of M.O.P.) sound inspired in their features, while another generation, represented properly by Westside Gunn, Smoke DZA, and Meechy Darko, likewise relish the opportunity to run with hip-hop legends. There are just two Bun B and Statik Selektah-only collabs, but the album is nonetheless a testament to one characteristic the MC and producer share: investment in a community of talented collaborators.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A testament to all the real MCs in Bun and Statik’s inner circle.
The original, 10-track version of TrillStatik, the collaborative album between Houston rap legend Bun B and Boston producer Statik Selektah, was reportedly recorded over the course of a single 12-hour session. Featuring no fewer than 17 guests, singers and MCs worthy of Bun and Statik's bar-rich catalogs, it’s a marvel of both efficiency and curation. The deluxe version of the album, with its four bonus tracks and three additional guests, is an extension of the same mission, with Bun acting as a sort of host MC for the project’s guests, allowing them airspace to spread their wings over Statik’s consistently jazzy instrumentals. Veterans such as Method Man, Fat Joe, and F.A.M.E. (of M.O.P.) sound inspired in their features, while another generation, represented properly by Westside Gunn, Smoke DZA, and Meechy Darko, likewise relish the opportunity to run with hip-hop legends. There are just two Bun B and Statik Selektah-only collabs, but the album is nonetheless a testament to one characteristic the MC and producer share: investment in a community of talented collaborators.

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