Everybody Needs a Bit of ShowOff in Their Lives

September 16, 2014 5:28 PM

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Everybody Needs a Bit of ShowOff in Their Lives

When you think about where quality Hip Hop comes from, Boston may not be one of the first cities that comes to mind. You might even say it does not come to mind at all, but you would be wrong. Many great acts that are legendary in the genre have come from Boston, and one of the names at the top of that list is Statik Selektah. A producer and DJ born and raised in Lawrence Massachusetts, Statik got into music at a young age, and has not looked back since. Today he runs a successful marketing firm, tours the world as one of the biggest DJs in Hip Hop, runs his own record label, and has a weekly show on Eminem's Shade 45 Sirius XM Radio Station.

"It's sort of funny. I was doing the marketing thing for a while before the record label. The record label, ShowOff Records actually came from bootlegging. I was actually doing all these remixes and DJs wanted them on vinyl so we started putting out all these bootleg remixes I was doing. So in 2006 ...

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