Veteran hip hip producer Statik Selektah has worked with countless great rappers over the years including, but certainly not limited to, KRS-One, Jadakiss, Talib Kweli, Consequence, Q-Tip, Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, Action Bronson, Rapsody, Raekwon, Sean Price, Joey Bada$$, Dave East, and Ab-Soul. Since the release of his last album, 2015's Lucky 7, he inked a management deal with Roc Nation, and he's set to release his next album 8 at some point this year. He just dropped the album's lead single, "Man of the Hour," which features 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa. Statik recorded it with a live band, including keyboardist Cas Weinbren, bassist Brady Watt, saxophonist Utril Rhaburn, and backing vocalists Tawatha Agee & Francesca Guzman.

Statik Selektah also just announced two live-band shows at The Blue Note for September 8 & 9, which are both 12:30 AM shows. Statik tells us: "You can expect a lot of special guests and bringing to life the horns and piano I focus so much on in my music. Jazzmatazz meets Illmatic." Get tickets now for night 1 and night 2.

Yesterday, Statik Selektah and Joey Bada$$ released three new songs together. Joey has a bunch of shows coming up, including this Friday's (7/7) sold-out Steez Day in NYC.