Best of Both Offices presents part 2 of Sean C & LV’s interview with Statik Selektah in which the producer/DJ elaborates on his methods of networking with artists, establishing relationships, and keeping an eye on up and coming talent. Statik also touches on having multiple streams of income and sliding rate scales for preferred artists.
I don’t know any A&R’s, honestly. I might know one or two. I don’t deal with no A&R’s. I deal with the artist. I reach out to them. I figure out who it is. I don’t really deal with management either.
Everybody in hip-hop got different hustles, ya know what I mean. You can’t just be like, I’m gonna sit at home and make beats all day and hope that I pay the rent next month off it.
See part 1 of the interview in which Statik Selektah talks about his use of Pro Tools.