Thursday, February 28, 2008

Static Major: The Songwriter

Along with so many talents already listed, it's Static's songwriting that will truly stay with us forever. Static has written not just songs, not just #1 hits, but music that will always be forever timeless. In addition to all the work Static has done with Jodeci ("Gin & Juice" "Gameface") Aaliyah ("Loose Rap" "Read Between The Lines" "Erica Kane") Ginuwine ("Keep It Real" "Pony" "Same Ol' G") Timbaland & Magoo "Luv 2 Luv Ya" "Indian Carpet" "Put Em On") and of course Playa ("Incense Burning" "Woozy" "Birthday") to name but a few, Static also wrote songs you may have never known including:

- Kanye West F/ Aura & Malice "Crazy"
- Notorious B.I.G f/ Faith "1970 Somethin"
- Destiny's Child "2 Step"
- Play N Skillz "Are You Still Alone"
- Play N Skillz "Let Em Go"
- Tank "So Many Times"
- Denena "What You Working Wit"
- Jay-Z "Change The Game"
- J-Shin "Sayin' Oh"
- JoJo "City Lights"
- Slim & Shank "Back Seat Girl"
- Truth Hurts "Real"
- Nicole Wray "Eyes Better Not Wonder"
- T-Hud "Tru Luv"
- Sunshine Anderson "My Whole Life"
- Diddy f/ Christina Aguilera "Tell Me"
- 112 "The Way"

And what happens when you get a true talent like Static writing your music? You get numbers like these:

- "Pony" by Ginuwine (1996) — No. 1 R&B/Hip-hop chart; No. 6 Hot 100.
- "Cheers 2 U" by Playa (1998) — No. 10 R&B/Hip-hop chart; No. 38 Hot 100.
- "Luv 2 Luv U" by Timbaland and Magoo (1998) — No. 12 R&B/Hip-hop chart.
- "Same Ol' G" by Ginuwine (1998) — No. 12 Rhythmic Top 40.
- "Are You That Somebody?" by Aaliyah (1998) — No. 1 Rhythmic Top 40; No. 6 Top 40 Mainstream; No. 9 Top 40 Tracks.
- "So Anxious" by Ginuwine (1999) — No. 1 R&B/Hip-hop chart; No. 6 Rhythmic Top 40.
- "Try Again" by Aaliyah (2000) — No. 1 Top 40; No. 3 Top 40 Mainstream.
- "You Owe Me" by Nas and Ginuwine (2000) — No. 13 R&B/Hip-hop chart.
- "We Need a Resolution" by Aaliyah (2001) — No. 15 R&B/Hip-hop charts; No. 26 Canadian Singles Chart; No. 31 Latin Salsa airplay.
- "Change the Game" by Jay-Z (2001) — No. 10 Rap chart; No. 29 R&B chart
- "Rock the Boat" by Aaliyah (2001) — No. 2 R&B/Hip-hop charts; No. 14 Hot 100; No. 13 Rhythmic Top 40.
- "More Than a Woman" by Aaliyah (2002) — No. 7 R&B/Hip-hop chart; No. 12 Rhythmic Top 40.
- "Addictive" by Truth Hurts (2002) — No. 2 R&B/Hip-hop chart; No. 6 Rhythmic Top 40; No. 9 Hot 100.

Having worked with the best producers in the game such as Timbaland, Kanye West, Scott Storch, Just Blaze, JR Rotem, and Rodney Jerkins, Static also worked on unreleased tracks for B-5, Claudette Ortiz, Olivia, Pussycat Dolls, Trey Songz, and Mary J Blige. Even though it had been over a decade since we first heard of him, Static still had so much more to give us and we are so grateful for all that he gave along the way.


  1. this couldn't have all been combined into one big mega post?..

  2. I had no idea Static co-wrote Destiny's child's "2 step". I liked that song. It was nothing amazing, but a cool song.


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