Statik Selektah

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Statik Selektah
Baril in 2007
Baril in 2007
Background information
Birth namePatrick Baril
Also known asDJ Statik
Born (1982-01-23) January 23, 1982 (age 39)
Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1995–present
Associated acts

Patrick Baril (born January 23, 1982), professionally known as Statik Selektah, is an American record producer, disc jockey (DJ) and radio personality originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area. He is also the founder of Showoff Records. In 2010, he formed the hip hop group 1982, alongside American rapper Termanology. He has resided in New York City since 2004.

Life and career[edit]

Statik Selektah was born on January 23, 1982, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was introduced to music at a young age, experimenting with his parents' eight-track machine, cassette recorders, and turntable.[1] By middle school, he was already DJing school functions, but he was inspired to be a professional DJ after hearing DJ Premier and Funkmaster Flex scratch and mix records on Hot 97 in New York City.[2] Statik began doing radio at Phillips Exeter Academy’s WPEA, where he also occasionally DJ'd some of the Afro-Latino Society Parties.[3] Naming himself DJ Statik, (the "Selektah" came later after hearing a local reggae artist say it unconsciously[3]) he began to start to DJ at clubs and private parties up and down the New England Coast. In 2000, Selektah moved back to Massachusetts from New Hampshire to pursue an audio production degree at Boston's New England Institute of Art. Around this time, Statik started to put out his own mixtape series titled "Spell My Name Right." In 2003, Statik created ShowOff Marketing, which has had clients such as Reebok, G-Unit Records, Virgin Records, Capital, Universal Records, Puff Daddy’s Vote or Die campaign and many others.[3] In 2006, Statik Selektah made Showoff into a record label and put out Termanology's Out the Gate as the labels first release. In 2007, Statik released his first LP, titled Spell My Name Right, and came out with a second Stick 2 the Script in 2009. In 2010, Statik Selektah dropped another album 100 Proof: The Hangover which reached 37 on Billboard's Heatseeker Albums Chart.[1] Besides dropping his own albums, he also has produced on many other artist's projects. Statik currently has a show on Thursday nights on Eminem's Shade 45 XM/Sirus Radio Station.[4]

In 2009, Statik Selektah appeared on Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, featured as a DJ on the hip hop radio station The Beat 102.7.

While recording with rapper Freeway on Ustream, he announced a song off his next album, Population Control, called "Groupie Love" which features Mac Miller. This track was included on the final release of the album in 2011.

Since 2015, the publishing interest of Statik Selektah's catalog has been represented by Reservoir Media Management.[5]

In May 2017, Statik announced with Billboard that he signed a management deal with Roc Nation plus announcing his eighth studio album titled 8. It was later released on December 8, 2017.

Past and present radio stations[edit]

  • WPEA 90.5fm – Exeter, NH (1996–1998)
  • WERS 88.9fm – Boston, MA (2000)
  • WBOT 97.7fm – Boston, MA (2001–2004)
  • WBLX – Mobile, AL (2005–2009)
  • KMJJ – Shreveport, LA (2006–2008)
  • Shade 45 Sirius/XM New York City (2005–present)
  • KDON 102.5fm – Santa Cruz, CA (2009–2011)
  • WJMN 94.5fm – Boston, MA (2008–2011)


Studio albums[edit]



  • The Pre-Game EP" (2009)
  • Statik Selektah’s The Lost and Damned EP" (2009)
  • The Left-Overs (Of What’s To Come…) EP (2010)


  • Statik Selektah Presents: Spell My Name Right, The Instrumentals (2007)
  • Stick 2 The script Instrumentals (2008)
  • 100 Proof: The Hangover Instrumentals (2010)
  • Statik Selektah & Termanology are 1982 Instrumentals (2010)
  • Well Done: The Instrumentals (2012)
  • 8 Instrumentals (2017)
  • Mahalo (2019)
  • TrillStatik: Deluxe Instrumental Version (2019)


  • The Best of AC3: Remixed by Statik Selektah (2016)


  1. ^ a b "Statik Selektah". Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  2. ^ Cordor, Cyril (1982-01-23). "( Statik Selektah > Biography )". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  3. ^ a b c "Statik Selektah". Hip Hop Galaxy. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  4. ^ "SIRIUS Satellite Radio – Shade 45, Online Hip Hop Radio, Eminem Radio". 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Statik Selektah & KXNG CROOKED Announce Collaborative Album. OK-Tho. Retrieved on 2015-10-17.

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