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[New Audio] Divine – “Check It Out” (Produced by Prov P)

Posted By The Certified Genius Brooklyn’s own Divine takes us back to the golden era of hip-hop on the release of his “Check It Out” single that will appear on the emcee’s upcoming Ghetto Rhymin’ LP. Produced by Prov P aka Andy Price,… read more

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[New Contest] iStandard’s Beat Camp NYC 4-Day VIP Pass Giveaway

Posted By The Certified Genius With the season coming to an end with our two biggest events (Beat Camp NYC and Beast of the Beats VIII), we have decided to give two lucky Instagram (IG) winners the opportunity to receive a FREE 4-Day… read more

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[New Audio] Apollo Brown & Ras Kass “How To Kill God” (Produced by Apollo Brown)

Posted By The Certified Genius Known for his intelligent and in-depth lyricism, West Coast emcee Ras Kass drops the latest single titled “How To Kill God” from his upcoming Blasphemy album with Detroit producer Apollo Brown. Ras’ religious themed rhymes are… read more

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[News] Rhythm Section Entertainment’s Big Mike To Release His Debut Album ‘Young Man Old Soul’ On 11/25

Posted By The Certified Genius Production powerhouse Rhythm Section Entertainment‘s own Michael “Big Mike” Hart Jr. is releasing his official debut album entitled Young Man Old Soul on November 25th, 2014. Much more than a music… read more

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[News] Cover Art & Tracklist Released For Jared Evan & Statik Selektah’s Upcoming ‘Still Blue’ Album

Posted By The Certified Genius The Boom Bap and Blues duo of Jared Evan and Statik Selektah are awaiting another chance to grace our speakers on October 28th with the release of their next collaborative effort titled… read more

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[New Audio] Drawzilla – “Keep Calm And Wait A Minute” (Produced by Drawzilla)

Posted By The Certified Genius Producer, songwriter, engineer and artist Drawzilla presents his latest music creation in the form of the single “Keep Calm And Wait A Minute“. Produced, written and performed by Zilla himself, “Keep Calm And… read more

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[New Editorial] Steve Lobel Talks With XXL About The Music Business, Remaining Humble & Jam Master Jay

Posted By The Certified Genius As one of the key players of the music industry who remains behind the scenes and humble in the process of doing so, Steve Lobel has worked with everybody from Jam Master Jay and Run DMC to… read more

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[New Audio] The Game Ft. Bobby Shmurda, Freddie Gibbs & Skeme – “Hit Em Hard” (Produced by DJ DNA & Amadeus)

Posted By The Certified Genius iStandard alumni DJ DNA placed a record with The Game through a connection he made with Amadeus (member of The Hitmen production team) this past May at one of our showcases and now the final song, “Hit Em Hard“, has been… read more

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[Winners Circle] DNA Productions Speak On Winning iStandard’s Raleigh Showcase, Their Past & Present Work

Posted By The Certified Genius How’s it going DNA Productions? First off, I want to congratulate you both on winning our recent Raleigh, North Carolina producer showcase. Let the people know where you are from and… read more

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[New Editorial] A Guide To Working With A Cellist In The Studio

Posted By The Certified Genius Whether you’re just starting out or have been on the grind for a while, at some point in their career every producer aspires to or is required to work with live… read more

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[Winners Circle] 9ineteen Beats Speaks On Winning iStandard’s Raleigh Showcase, Her Influences & Words Of Advice

Posted By The Certified Genius How’s it going 9ineteen Beats? I’m blessed, I can’t complain First off, I want to congratulate you on winning our recent Raleigh, North Carolina producer showcase. Let the people know where… read more

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[New Audio] Apollo Brown & Ras Kass Ft. Royce Da 5’9”, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont – “Giraffe Pu**y” (Produced by Apollo Brown)

Posted By The Certified Genius With a song as obscenely titled as “Giraffe Pu**y“, it’s only right for it to be included on Apollo Brown and Ras Kass‘ upcoming Blasphemy album. Featuring guest lyricists Royce Da 5’9″, Xzibit and Bishop Lamont, “Giraffe Pu**y” finds Ras… read more