Watch Statik Selektah break down the creative process for Joey Bada$$ “Legendary” single with J. Cole.
Last week, Toronto producer T-Minus showed us how he created the beat for Drake’s More Life standout “Blem” for Genius’ on going series “Deconstructed,” and now we get to do it all over again, this time it’s with NYC beatmaker Statik Selektah, who shows us how came up with the beat for Joey Bada$$All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$ cut “Legendary” featuring J. Cole.
Statik explains how he found the sample from a rare African jazz CD, made the beat on an airplane, and how it all came together. He even says Nas wanted the record for himself originally, but he was too late & Joey had already recorded his verse when Nas asked for the beat.
Watch all that & more in the informative & interesting 4-minute clip (below). A must-watch for any aspiring producer.