Statik Selektah is one of the hardest working and illest producers around. Made in the mold of legendary producers like DJ Premier and Pete Rock, his tracks have defined today's underground sound. And, he has worked with everyone from Freddie Gibbs, Termanology, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T. and Reks to KRS-One, OC, Nas, AZ and M.O.P. Here's a look at the influences that helped shape his sound. He discusses his evolution from the music of MC Hammer to KRS-One, Rakim, Nas and, of course, DJ Premier. This is the story of Where It All Began in hip-hop for Statik Selektah.