Producer Static Major, of the group Playa (Def Jam) died yesterday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky sources have told AllHipHop.com.
Static Major, born Stephen Garrett, worked with artists like Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Pretty Ricky, Jay-Z, David Banner and others.
While the exact cause of death is not known, sources told AllHipHop.com that Static Major died from a brain aneurism.
The 33-year-old producer worked with a number of top artists, including Brandy, Destinys Child, Jay-Z, Nicole Wray, David Banner and others.
“He was a very talented guy and to be in this game he had a very good spirit,” Banner told AllHipHop.com. “I really wish the world could have seen [more of] his true talent.”
In a previous interview Static Major revealed what inspired him as a producer.
“I stay in the streets, thats where I draw my inspiration,” Static Major said. “If it cant be played in the hood, then it just doesnt work for me. And nobody can hold me on harmony. My whole aura is not your typical R&B aura.”
Static Major most recently worked with Lil Wayne on his singles “Lollipop” and “I Got My,” as well as TQs new single “Paradise,” featuring Krayzie Bone.