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Action Bronson Ab-Soul Elle Varner Statik Selektah All You Need
Action Bronson Ab-Soul Elle Varner Statik Selektah All You Need

Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner Link w/ Statik Selektah For "All We Need"

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Statik Selektah is quickly becoming the surest thing in hip-hop. Only days away from the release of his much-anticipated Lucky 7 LP, which will feature an all-star cast of vocal talent over his choice, vintage-tinged beats. That list of all-stars includes Action Bronson, Ab-Soul and Elle Varner, who can all be heard on "All We Need," the latest Lucky 7 single to drop ahead of its full unveiling.

Built of steady bass, a beautiful vocal loop and piano fills that flicker in and out of view, "All We Need" is is smoother than a buttered ballon. Bronson leads off the track, keeping things a bit more relaxed than usual. It's the beat that keeps center stage on this one--the MCs are the backing band (just peep the art above). As Ab-Soul's solid verse fades away into the melodic dives and dips of Varner's sweet voice, we're left with a deep sense of ease. This is the sort of hip-hop that assures you: everything will be okay as long as the beat's still going 'round. Listen to "All We Need" below and pre-order Lucky 7 on iTunes, if you haven't already done so. New York City residents should be sure to check out the record's official release party show, which is going down Monday, July 6th at Manhattan's Santos Party House (tickets here).