Monday, 18 March 2013

Rappers Lil Wayne, DFB Among Celebrities Attending At Static Major Tribute

More than two months after his death, Static Major’s presence on the music scene continues to be felt, as the producer's fellow entertainers gather to pay tribute to his memory and influence.The event, organized by Static Major’s wife Avonti, will take place Sunday (May 4) at the City Block venue in Static Major's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.Invited celebrity guests include rappers Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Dem Franchize Boyz and Pretty Ricky.Static Major died Feb. 25 from complications from a medical procedure.Prior to his passing, the 33-year-old beatmaker was credited for writing a string of hit songs for numerous artists such as Ginuwine ("Pony," "So Anxious," "Same Ol G"), Aaliyah ("Are U That Somebody," "Rock The Boat," "Try Again," "We Need A Resolution," "Back In One Piece" feat. DMX), Pretty Ricky ("On The Hotline," "Your Body," "Call Me"), Jay-Z ("Don't Change The Game"), Jamie Foxx ("Can I Take You Home") Diddy ( "Tell Me" feat. Christina Aguilera) 50 Cent ("Fire" feat. the Pussycat Dolls), Timbaland & Magoo ("Luv 2 Luv U"), Truth Hurts ("Addictive") and Nas ("You Owe Me" feat. Ginuwine) and Playa ("Cheers 2 U").
The tribute event comes amid the success of Static Major’s latest collaboration on the Lil’ Wayne single "Lollipop."The song, which the singer wrote, currently sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Tracks charts and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.Despite "Lollipop" ending up with Lil’ Wayne, the track was originally penned for Dem Franchize Boyz.After the group missed the chance to acquire the song, Kadife Sylvester, a close friend of Static Major, shopped a demo of "Lollipop" to Lil’ Wayne, who took a liking to the track after hearing it.Sources tell that Static Major’s death will not prevent the singer’s forthcoming album from hitting stores this year.The OG music/Blackground Records/Universal release, titled Suppertime, will feature the lead single "I Got My" feat. Lil Wayne.

Other artists slated to appear on Suppertime include Dem franchize Boyz, Project Pat and Missy Elliott.In addition to the album, a DJ Khaled mixtape featuring all of Static Major's hits will be released. 

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