He sadly passed away four years, but I thought Id post this for any 90's / present RNB / hiphop lovers . A great loss to RNB / Hiphop Stephen Ellis Garrett (November 11, 1974 – February 25, 2008), also known as Static Major, was a Grammy Award-Winning American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of the R&B trio Playa. Static Major gained posthumous fame for appearing on Lil Wayne's 2008 album Tha Carter III on the song "Lollipop". He was a producer of songs from several artists, including Aaliyah, Ginuwine, and Pretty Ricky. He died unexpectedly on the operating table before Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III album was released. Music career Static started his producing career when he signed with Swing Mob Records. Major made a breakthrough working with R&B singer Ginuwine. Major helped produce the song "Pony" which become a major hit and a milestone in both Major's and Timbaland's careers. He later became a member of the Def Jam group Playa, who were most known for their hit single "Cheers 2 U." Playa released an album of the same name in 1997. After working with Ginuwine, Static assisted producing the songs for Nicole Wray for her 1998 debut album, Make It Hot. Songs that Static produced and wrote for Aaliyah were "Are You That Somebody?", which was featured in the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack, Come Back In One Piece which was featured in the Romeo Must Die soundtrack along with the #1 single Try Again."More than a Woman,” “We Need a Resolution,” "Rock the Boat”, "Loose Rap","Extra Smooth", "I Refuse", "What If", "Those Were The Days","Never No More" were all featured in her third and final studio album Aaliyah.He wrote her first and only #1 Billboard Hot 100 single Try Again. He earned Aaliyah 4 top 25 Billboard Hot 100 singles during his time working with late R&B star. Static was frequently a collaborator with R&B group Pretty Ricky, working with them on several songs, including "Juicy", from their 2005 album Bluestars. His most recent work producing music was Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop” from the album Tha Carter III. Suppertime is the solo album that Static Major was reportedly set to release on OG Music/Blackground in 2008. "I stay in the streets, that’s where I draw my inspiration," Static Major said describing where he gets his inspiration. "If it can’t be played in the hood, then it just doesn’t work for me. And nobody can hold me on harmony. My whole aura is not your typical R&B aura." Some of his work : 1996 Ginuwine - 'Pony' (US RNB #1, US BILLBOARD # 28, UK# 16) 1997 Timbaland & Magoo feat. Ginuwine & Playa - 'Joy' Timbaland & Magoo - 'Luv 2 Luv U' (Original Version) Timbaland & Magoo - 'Luv 2 Luv U' (Remix) Timbaland & Magoo feat. Playa - 'Smoke In Da Air' 1998 Aaliyah - 'Are You That Somebody?' (US # 1, NewZealand #1, Canada #1, UK# 11) Ginuwine - 'Same Ol' G' (Top 20 R&B Airplay hit) Keith Sweat - 'Love Jones' Nicole Wray - 'Eyes Better Not Wander' Nicole Wray - 'Raise Your Frown' Nicole Wray - 'Testing Our Love (Suga)' Playa - 'All The Way' Playa - 'Cheers 2 U' (US# 10 RNB CHART) Playa - 'Derby City/Interlude' Playa - 'Don't Stop The Music' Playa - 'Everybody Wanna Luv Somebody' Playa - 'I'll B 2 C U' Playa - 'Intro' Playa - 'Push' Playa - 'Together' Playa - 'Top of the World' Playa - 'Your Dress' Timbaland feat. Playa - 'Birthday' Timbaland feat. Ginuwine - 'Keep It Real' Timbaland feat. Yaushameen & Static - 'Put 'Em On' Timbaland feat. Lil Man, Static & Magoo - 'What Cha Talkin' About' 1999 Ginuwine & Aaliyah - 'Final Warning/Interlude' Ginuwine - 'No. 1 Fan' Ginuwine - 'So Anxious' (US RNB # 2) Nas feat. Ginuwine - 'You Owe Me' (US RNB # 13) Playa - 'Playboy Like Me' 2000 Aaliyah - 'Try Again' (UK # 5, US#1) Aaliyah feat. DMX - 'Come Back In One Piece' (US# 17) Chanté Moore - 'This Is A Test' Destiny's Child - 'Say My Name' (Timbaland's Remix) Ginuwine - 'Simply Irresistible' Jay Z - 'Change The Game' - ( Sung the chorus ) (US RAP# 10) K-Ci & Jojo - 'Game Face' Playa - 'Woozy' Timbaland & Magoo - 'We At It Again' 2001 Aaliyah - 'Extra Smooth' Aaliyah - 'I Refuse' Aaliyah - 'It's Whatever' Aaliyah - 'Loose Rap' Aaliyah - 'More Than a Woman' (UK # 1, US# 25) Aaliyah - 'Never No More' Aaliyah - 'Read Between The Lines' Aaliyah - 'Rock The Boat' (UK # 12, US # 14,) Aaliyah - 'Those Were The Days'' Aaliyah - 'We Need a Resolution' (UK# 20, US RNB # 15) Ginuwine - 'So Anxious (Timbaland's Anxiety)' Playa - 'Incense Burning' The Southernaire All Stars - 'I Believe' Timbaland feat. Aaliyah & Static - 'I Am Music' 2002 Aaliyah - 'Don't Know What to Tell Ya' (France # 1, UK # 22) Aaliyah - 'Erica Kane' Rell feat. Jay-Z - 'It's Obvious' Tank - 'So Many Times' Tank - 'Unpredictable' Truth Hurts - 'Addictive' ( US # 9, US R&B # 2, UK # 3) Truth Hurts - 'Next To Me' Truth Hurts - 'Real' 2003 Playa - 'Never Too Late' Solange - 'Get Together' 2004 Brandy - 'Come As You Are' Brandy - 'Sirens' David Banner - 'Crank It Up' Destiny's Child - '2 Step' Jojo - 'City Lights' Jojo - 'Use My Shoulder' Play N Skillz - 'Let Em Go' Play N Skillz - 'Are You Still Alone' 2005 Jamie Foxx - 'Can I Take U Home' Notorious B.I.G. - 1970 Something Pretty Ricky - 'Call Me' Pretty Ricky - 'Chevy' Pretty Ricky - 'Get You Right' Pretty Ricky - 'Juicy' Pretty Ricky - 'Your Body' 2006 Diddy feat. Christina Aguilera - 'Tell Me' (UK# 8 , US RAP # 14,) Static Major - 'Till The Wheels Fall Off' 2007 Kieran - 'You Saved My Life' Pretty Ricky - 'Late Night Special' Pretty Ricky - 'Leave It All Up To Me' Pretty Ricky - 'Make It Like It Was' Pretty Ricky - 'On the Hotline' (US Billboard # 12, US RNB # 6) Pretty Ricky - 'Peer Pressure' Pretty Ricky - 'Stay' Pretty Ricky - 'On The Rocks' Pretty Ricky - 'Too Young' Sunshine Anderson - 'My Whole Life' T-Hud - 'Good Weather Music' T-Hud - 'True Love' TQ - 'Paradise' 2008 Lil Wayne feat. Static Major - 'Lollipop' (US# 1Canada #1, UK# 26 Static Major feat. Lil Wayne - 'I Got My' Static Major - 'Your Valentine' Myko - 'Late Night Creep' 2009 Pleasure P - 'Illusion' Pleasure P - 'Fire Lovin' Twista feat. Static Major - 'Gotta Get Me One'