A music producer who works with Eminem and Nas shows us how to make a hit hip-hop beat in 20 minutes

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Statik Selektah has produced records for some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Nas, 50 Cent, Eminem, and 2 Chainz. He is also the mastermind behind " Detroit vs. Everybody " with Big Sean.

Business Insider visited Statik's Brooklyn studio along with Faith Newman, the senior vice president of A&R and catalog development for Reservoir , a music publisher and songwriting incubator that represents Statik. She is best known for discovering Nas. She also helped develop acts like The Fugees and LL Cool J and was Def Jam's first female executive.

Statik produced the beat for Joey Badass and J.Cole's collaboration "Legendary" on Badass's album "All-Amerikkkan Badass," released earlier this year, and Newman provided guidance on the album.

We got an up-close look with Statik and Faith in the studio at how you create a hit hip-hop record:

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