(AllHipHop News) AllHipHop.com pays its respect to late Grammy Award winning producer Static Major, who was born Stephen Ellis Garrett today (November 11).
Static Major produced songs for a number of hit artists, including Aaliyah, Ginuwine, and Pretty Ricky, before his untimely death in on February 28 in a hospital in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
The producer, who was about to release his debut album, had been diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which was not life threatening. But Static died suddenly on the operating table, during a routine procedure.
After the break out success of Pretty Ricky, whom Static producers, Universal wanted to pick up a more street oriented group with the backing of both Producers Bigg D & Jim Jonsin.
Florida producer/executive Abebe Lewis came into the fold, helping to put the group ‘Bottom of Da Map’ together.
AllHipHop.com had a chance to speak with Bizerk from Bottom of Da Map about working with Static Major
“There was a record we had where Bigg D sampled over ‘4 page Letter’ and Static Major wrote the record over for ‘Bottom of Da Map,'” Bizerk told AllHipHop.com. “The man who wrote it for Aaliyah wrote it for us. It was historical he wrote the single ‘Wats Da Bizness.’ We had 4,000 spins on that record.”
Before he had the chance to see the success that was garnered from Lil Wayne’s hit single ‘Lollipop,” which featured the rising producer, he was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder.”
“All of a sudden we were at the studio one day an Bigg D was like , Static is dead , then he dropped the record ‘Lollipop’ record with Lil Wayne. He wanted to be an artist for 10 years , he had a big record ‘Ride Till the Wheels Fall Off’and the record he did come out with was #1 with Lil Wayne. He wasn’t even here to see it. But he did what he wanted to do.”
Watch the exclusive interview with Bizerk, as his shares memories of working with Static Major with AllHipHop.com:
Check out the trailer for the making of the new single “Count Dat” featuring Bizerk , Lil Scrappy and Ice Berg.
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