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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

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[New Audio] Tha Kool Kiddz – “In My Zone” (Produced by Ox Da King)

Posted By The Certified Genius With a mixtape on the way, Georgia trio Tha Kool Kiddz drop their Ox Da King produced single “In My Zone“. As a flashy and fly anthem, “In My Zone” is Tha Kool Kiddz’ dedication… read more

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[New EP] King K.O.N.G. & Teck-Zilla – KongZilla (Produced by Teck-Zilla) [EP Stream]

Posted By The Certified Genius When King Kong and Godzilla join forces, it’s bound to be trouble so when Long Island emcee King K.O.N.G. and Nigerian producer Teck-Zilla unite for their KongZilla EP, all hell breaks loose. As a nine song project that finds K.O.N.G. on the… read more

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[New Beat Tape] J57 – The Analog Tape 2

Posted By The Certified Genius As a surprise release, the Brown Bag AllStars‘ own J57 presents his The Analog Tape 2 beat tape. Delivered in true analog fashion as a continuous track of twenty five minutes of dusty vinyl sampling beats,… read more

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[New Event] !llmind & iStandard Present BLAP Celebrity Beat Cypher Ft. S1, Cardiak, Mr. Porter & More In LA On 10/25

Posted By The Certified Genius As a great follow up to the celebrity BLAP cypher at A3C‘s Pro Audio experience, iStandard Producers and !llmind present a Celebrity Beat Cypher taking place in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 25th. With everything going down at Dragonfly (6510 Santa… read more

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[News] Sonny Bonoho & The Symphony’s “SMOG” Featured On Shawty Slim’s Tuxedo Park #12 Mixtape

Posted By The Certified Genius Hip-hop artist Sonny Bonoho‘s single “SMOG (Sexy Man Of God)” that is produced by iStandard alumni The Symphony has been featured on B.o.B‘s DJ, Shawty Slim‘s, Tuxedo Park #12 mixtape. Aside from Sonny… read more

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[New Instrumental Album] K-Def & The 45 King – Back To The Beat (Album Stream)

Posted By The Certified Genius For their collaborative boom-bap release, producers K-Def and The 45 King bring it Back To The Beat in the form of a dope instrumental album. As a project that will satisfy… read more

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[New Audio] Tinashe Ft. Drake & Schoolboy Q – “2 On (The Letter C Remix)” (Produced by The Letter C)

Posted By The Certified Genius Producer The Letter C slows it down a bit with an original remix of Tinashe‘s Drake and Schoolboy Q assisted “2 Up“. Making use of a synthesized and down tempo instrumental,… read more