"my 8hr tribute to STATIC (Playa/Da Bassment Cru/Timbo/Aaliyah)"
the longest show/podcast i've done to date running at just over 8hrs, but still somehow not feeling like it's enough to tribute one of the biggest influences on my musical ear and journey: Stephen "Static" Garrett. the show highlights his prolific songwriting, his many demos & reference tracks for other artists & his unmatched vocal harmonies. this year is the 10yr anniversary of his sudden passing at the hands of the idiots at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Kentucky on February 25, 2008.
the tracks mostly consist of his many works with Timbaland, Ginuwine and Aaliyah (primarily as a songwriter), a handful of his solo unreleased joints, a grip of demo/reference tracks he recorded for other artists & his crazy dope vocal work as part of Playa.
i wax lyrical in b/w the sets, dropping some knowledge on his life, work and relationships. his work with Aaliyah in particular is something i liken to the Leroy Osbourne & Sade vocal r/ship, with Leroy being the vocal shadow of Sade (Leroy is the male vocal you usually hear accompanying most Sade tunes).
01. playa - gospel interlude 02. static - enthused 03. mr. dalvin & static - true o.g. (prod. timbaland) 04. playa - your dress (prod. timbaland) 05. static - bus stop breezy (feat. goodfella) 06. ginuwine - same ol' g (feat. static) 07. aaliyah - loose rap (feat. static) 08. devante - gin and juice (feat. static) 09. static - deeper 10. playa - incense burning 11. nicole wray - eyes better not wander 12. jamie foxx - can i take u home (feat. static) (prod. timbaland) 13. ginuwine - so anxious (feat. static) 14. destiny's child - say my name (timbaland remix) (feat. static) 15. static - infatuated 16. playa - love (interlude) 17. ginuwine - pony (feat. static) 18. ginuwine talks about "pony" 19. aaliyah - are you that somebody (feat. timbaland & static) 20. timbaland talks about "are you that somebody" 21. lil' wayne - lollipop (feat. static) 22. lil' wayne talks about "lollipop" 23. truth hurts - addictive (feat. rakim) (prod. dj quik) 24. truth hurts talks about "addictive" 25. timbaland & magoo - we at it again (feat. static & sebastian) 26. drake - look what you've done 27. playa - all the way 28. static - u know 29. playa - never too late 30. devante - gin and juice (remix) (feat. da bassment) 31. timbaland - what cha talkin' bout (feat. magoo, lil' man & static) 32. timbaland & magoo - we at it again (demo version) (feat. static & sebastian) 33. static - rollin' (prod. rudy sandapa) 34. sista - brand new (mr. dalvin's ferrari mix) (feat. mr. dalvin & static) 35. brandy - sirens 36. southernaire allstars - i believe (feat. timbaland & static) 37. static - drawls (prod. devante swing) 38. timbaland & magoo - smoke in da' air (feat. playa).
39. static - music is like breathin...simple shit (intro) 40. playa - top of the world 41. ginuwine - no. 1 fan (feat. static) 42. missy elliott - stickin' chickens (feat. aaliyah & da brat) 43. static - dirty mind 44. nas - you owe me (feat. ginuwine & static) 45. aaliyah - try again (feat. timbaland) 46. sunshine anderson - my whole life 47. static - it's the way 48. timbaland - put 'em on (feat. static & yaushameen) 49. keith sweat - love jones (feat. playa) 50. ginuwine - final warning (feat. aaliyah & static) 51. digital black - if you don't call (feat. static) 52. nicole wray - testing our love (suga) 53. static - tipsy 4 ya 54. da bassment - another level 55. da bassment - nothin' but a b-party, y'all 56. timbaland - peepin' my style (feat. static & missy elliott) 57. static - untitled 58. playa - ride around (prod. timbaland) 59. playa - come on, girl (unreleased snippet) (prod. darryl pearson) 60. static - more than a woman/draw the line (aaliyah demo) (1st version) 61. aaliyah - don't let me fool ya (demo) (feat. static) 62. static - illusion (pleasure p demo) 63. static - you saved my life (kieran demo) 64. static - come as you are (brandy demo) 65. static - never no more (aaliyah demo) 66. static - questions (aaliyah demo) (prod. bud'da) 67. static - through it all (feat. smoke e. digglera) (prod. static) 68. aaliyah - steady ground (feat. static) 69. static - fire lovin' (pleasure p demo) 70. static - more than a woman (aaliyah demo) (2nd version) 71. static - for a long time (prod. bryan michael-cox) 72. timbaland & magoo - joy (feat. ginuwine & playa) 73. static - playground 74. playa - playboy like me 75. static - private number 76. pretty ricky - get you right 77. smr & static - super lover 78. static - patience 79. tony thompson - slave 80. static - brand new start 81. playa - one man woman (feat. aaliyah) 82. static - won't get us nowhere 83. nicole wray - raise your frown (feat. playa) 84. timbaland - birthday (feat. playa) 85. pretty ricky - juicy (feat. static) 86. tank - unpredictable 87. twista - gotta get me one (feat. static) 88. smoke e. digglera - on tha downside (feat. static) 89. timbaland & magoo - i am music (feat. static & aaliyah) 90. playa - grateful (prod. timbaland) 91. drake - talk is cheap (feat. aaliyah & static) 92. playa - lust (prod. timbaland) 93. static & smokey - if u scared, say u scared (acoustic) 94. static - just a closer walk with thee (live @ bates memorial baptist church).
the past 12 months has been all podcast style mixes like this (CONFESSIONS OF A CURLY MIND is the name of the show) so i been tryin to get more n more thorough with it. i figure if i do these inflated epic style shows, i won't ever have to do another 'tribute' to the same artist ever again lol.