Renowned DJ and producer Statik Selektah's ninth solo studio album, The Balancing Act, has an array of star-studded features, including Nas, Jack Harlow, Dave East, Method Man, Joey Bada$$, Black Thought, Bun B, Paul Wall, 2 Chainz, Killer Mike, Benny the Butcher, Conway the Machine, Evidence, Blu, Lil Fame, Marlon Craft, Smoke DZA, Jadakiss, Styles P, Termanology, Rome Streetz, Havoc, the late/great Sean Price and many more.
The album title is inspired by the way Statik balances his responsibilities as a father, as an artist, as a producer and as a DJ. To execute his vision for the album cover, Statik enlisted famed designers Dom Dirtee and Tristan Eaton, whose work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) and has been featured across the world from Paris to Shanghai.
The album follows Statik’s collaborative album with Bun B in April 2019, when they famously teamed up to release TrillStatik – a joint album that was created entirely from scratch during an 11-hour livestream on YouTube. Prior to that release, Statik released a 2017 solo artist album, 8, which featured heavyweights like Run the Jewels, G-Eazy, Wiz Khalifa, Action Bronson, Wale, The LOX and Raekwon, among many others.
Earlier this year, XXL named Statik Selektah as one of the 48 Greatest Hip-Hop DJs of All-Time. As a producer, he’s known for his work on a slew of standout songs, including J. Cole and Joey Bada$$’s “Legendary” and Eminem’s collaboration with Big Sean, Royce da 5’9”, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick-Trick on “Detroit vs. Everybody.”
A1. The Healing (ft. Black Thought)
A2. Keep It Moving (ft. Nas, Joey Bada$$, & Gary Clark Jr)
A3. Play Around (ft. Conway the Machine, 2 Chainz, Killer Mike, & Allan Kingdom)
A4. Hard Living (ft. Dave East & Method Man)
B1. Time (ft. Jack Harlow)
B2. Watch Me (ft. Joey Bada$$)
B3. America is Cancelled (ft. Jadakiss, Styles P, & Termanology)
B4. No Substitute (ft. Benny The Butcher, Paul Wall, & Brady Watt)
C1. Off My Mind (ft. Rome Streetz, Fly Anakin, & Haile Supreme)
C2. Welcome To The Game (ft. Marlon Craft, KOTA The Friend, & Haile Supreme)
C3. Soul Custody (ft. Evidence & Blu)
C4. No More (ft. Lil Fame, Smoke DZA, & Rim da Villan)
D1. Ralph Laurens Closet (ft. Thirstin Howl The 3rd & Sean Price)
D2. Balance Beam (ft. Nick Grant, CJ Fly, & JFK)
D3. Way Up (ft. Bun B, Havoc, & Haile Supreme)
D4. Immortal (ft. Bobby Sessions & Harley Harl)