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[New Editorial] The Art Of Getting Inspired: 5 Steps To Improve Your Music Production

Posted By The Certified Genius A frustrating problem that all producers encounter at some point in their careers is a general lack of inspiration and the inability to create any new, memorable material but David Lee Crow aka Ghastly! and… read more

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[News] Diamond D’s ‘Diam Piece’ Album To Feature Skyzoo, Kurupt, Alchemist, Fat Joe, Guilty Simpson & More

Posted By The Certified Genius Having released the official trailer in February, legendary producer and emcee Diamond D of the Diggin’ in the Crates Crew has revealed the tracklist for his upcoming Diam Piece album. With a total of eighteen songs a… read more

[Winners Circle] Dizzee Speaks On Winning iStandard’s iNternational Online Producer Showcase, His Production Tools Of Choice

Posted By The Certified Genius What’s up Dizzee? First off, congratulations on your recent win in iStandard’s iNternational Online Producer showcase. Let the people know where you are from and what you do. Thanks. I’m born… read more

[New Audio] Fluent Ft. Action Bronson – “Medallion” (Produced by J. Cardim)

Posted By The Certified Genius As the final leak from the Tuesday release of their Supreme Victory album, Fluent and J. Cardim drop the Action Bronson chorus laced “Medallion“. With a triumphant instrumental reminiscent to the Rocky film score, Fluent’s bars on “Medallion“ illustrate his hustle themed… read more

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[New Editorial] How To Create Hans Zimmer Styled Drums

Posted By The Certified Genius When it comes to scoring films and composing, it’s safe to say that Hans Zimmer has the game on lock so if you want to add that Zimmer esque cinematic vibe to your… read more

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[iNterview] Grammy Winning Producer & iStandard’s Newest Client Focus… Speaks On His Production Career, Advice To Producers

Posted By J Hatch What’s up Focus…, for those who are new to the name, who are you and what do do you do? I go by Focus… My real name is Bernard Edwards, Jr. son of famed… read more

[New Audio] Vel – “Lite Headed”

Posted By The Certified Genius As heard live on BET, hip-hop artist Vel presents his single “Lite Headed“. Set to appear on Vel’s upcoming They Gone Love Me mixtape, “Lite Headed” is a hard-hitting banger that combines a confident flow with… read more

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[New Audio] Ginuwine – “Differences (!llmind Remix)” (Produced by !llmind)

Posted By The Certified Genius Known for cheffing up some seriously ill remixes, !llmind has released his own rendition of Ginuwine‘s record “Differences“. Starting by chopping up and rearranging the original song, !ll has also taken the liberty of adding… read more

[New Album] Illa Ghee – Social Graffiti (Album Stream)

  Posted By The Certified Genius Officially available for purchase today, Illa Ghee has released the full stream for his third solo album Social Graffiti. With a total of seventeen songs, Illa Ghee’s conceptual gritty project Social Graffiti includes notable production… read more

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[New Audio] Wale – “The Followers” (Produced by Pro Reese & Marcè Reazon)

Posted By The Certified Genius For his latest release, Wale presents us with a song titled “The Followers” that is produced by Pro Reese and Marcè Reazon. Making use of smoothly humming bass line, a boom-bap… read more

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[New EP] Money Makin Nique & J.I.D – Lucky Buddha (Produced by THE FAM)

Posted By The Certified Genius As premiered by Complex, Atlanta artists Money Makin Nique and J.I.D team up with production trio THE FAM (DJ Fu, SykSense and iStandard alumni Ducko McFli) for the release of the… read more

[New Audio] Papa Reu – “Winning”

Posted By The Certified Genius Right on time for the Summer, Papa Reu releases his smash single “Winning“. Detailing his own bottom to the top story, Papa Reu’s motivational story is complimented by a smoothly triumphant, synthesizer and… read more