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[New Event] Tha Culture Presents ‘League of Extraordinary Beatmakers’ Beat Battle On 8/29 In Dallas, TX Featuring Symbolyc One

Posted By The Certified Genius Tha Culture presents the League of Extraordinary Beatmakers beat battle that will be taking place in Dallas, Texas on Friday, August 29th. Set to go down at Sandaga 813 (813 Exposition Avenue,… read more

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[New Audio] Audible Doctor Ft. Guilty Simpson – “Leave Me Alone” (Produced by Audible Doctor)

Posted By The Certified Genius As the third single from Audible Doctor‘s upcoming and self produced EP Can’t Keep The People Waiting, the Brown Bag AllStar emcee/producer links up with Detroit’s Guilty Simpson for “Leave Me Alone“. As the official anthem and… read more

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[Winners Circle] J.Hush Speaks On Winning iStandard’s 2013 A3C Producer Showcase, Advice For Attending A3C

Posted By The Certified Genius How’s it going J Hush? First off, I want to congratulate you on winning our producer showcase at A3C in Atlanta last year. Let the people know where you are from… read more

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[New Audio] Kritikal – “Pray For Me” (Produced by Tero Jylhä for Life and Death Productions)

Posted By The Certified Genius Kritikal presents the darkly delivered and deeply personal record “Pray For Me” that is produced by Tero Jylhä of Life and Death Productions. Full of haunting memories from the past and his viewpoints on the… read more

iStandard Track-By-Track Review: Supa Dave West – Beat Boxing (Produced by Supa Dave West)

If you are reading your first Track by Track, here on, then there are a few things you must know: #1 The writers here at focus mostly on the beats … obviously – hence the name… read more

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[New Audio] Steve Flo$$in – “Instagram”

Posted By The Certified Genius Washington D.C.’s own Steve Flo$$in has released his single “Instagram” that is dedicated to the insanely popular, photo based phone app. Rhyming to a hard hitting, synthesizer and organ based instrumental in a… read more

[New Audio] The Lox – “Survivor (Aqua League Remix)” (Produced by The Aqua League)

Posted by The Certified Genius iStandard alumni production duo The Aqua League (Doug and Reem) have released their remix of The Lox‘s single “Survivor” for the BeatStars and Native Instruments presented A3C Festival Remix Contest. Having added their own street themed banger of an instrumental to Sheek,… read more

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[New EP] Aaron Omar – War Stories & Love Letters (Produced by Aaron Omar, Lon Canvas, Travis Mendes & Ski Beatz)

Posted by The Certified Genius New York emcee Aaron Omar has released his EP War Stories & Love Letters. Having produced six of the EP’s nine songs himself, Aaron Omar’s War Stories & Love Letters also includes production from Lon Canvas, Travis… read more

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[New Audio] Da Fingaz – “Claim To Fame” (Produced by Da Fingaz)

Posted by The Certified Genius For his Top Notch Tuesday series, Da Fingaz presents his “Claim To Fame” instrumental that was created using the iStandard Producers and Jay Keyz released Loop Lounge sound collection. Having won our Loop Lounge kit in the corresponding contest that… read more

[New Instrumental Album] Supa Dave West – Beat Boxing

Posted by The Certified Genius As the man behind the beats for the likes of De La Soul, J Dilla, Common, Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah and Slum Village, producer Supa Dave West has released an instrumental album titled Beat Boxing. As a producer who… read more

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[Winners Circle] Daniel Young Speaks On Winning iStandard’s Nashville Showcase, Receiving SykSense’s Cosign

Posted by The Certified Genius How’s it going Daniel Young? Life is good, man. Just taking it one day at a time. First off, I want to congratulate you on winning our recent producer showcase… read more

[New Audio] Constant Flow Ft. Swave Sevah & Akir – “Dog Tags” (Produced by Southpaw)

Posted by The Certified Genius As the second single from his upcoming Ascension debut, Constant Flow drops the album’s Swave Sevah and Akir assisted cut “Dog Tags“. With Constant Flow’s intense lyrical style being complimented by Swave’s powerful delivery and Akir’s smooth poetry,… read more