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[New Audio] TonyEmcee & RajGhandi – “Mystic” (Produced by Rajiv)

Posted By The Certified Genius Up and coming artists TonyEmcee and RajGhandi collaborate with producer Rajiv on their single “Mystic“. As an ambient hip-hop dedication to that “Mystic” that allows Tony and Raj to “kiss the sky”, “Mystic” can be streamed below… read more

[New Audio] Pink Floyd & Dead Prez – “They Schools (CHEATCODE Remix)” (Produced by CHEATCODE)

Posted By The Certified Genius Any time CHEATCODE drops a new remix, it’s bound to be a memorable experience and sure enough his latest blend of Pink Floyd‘s “Another Brick In The Wall (Pt. 2)” and Dead Prez‘s “They Schools”… read more

iStandard Track-By-Track Review: Good Villains – The Rose (Produced by Good Villains)

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 Instrumental EP] Apollo Brown – Cigarette Burns

Posted By The Certified Genius With just about two weeks to go until the release of Apollo Brown‘s highly anticipated Thirty Eight instrumental LP, the producer lets loose of his Cigarette Burns EP. Full of soulful samples, crackling vinyl and… read more

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[New Instrumental Album] Decap & Brady Watt – Qi (Album Stream)

Posted By The Certified Genius Production duo Decap and Brady Watt have released their impressive instrumental album titled Qi. With a total of eight instrumental tracks that include their own production and live instrumentation, Decap and Brady Watt’s Qi album can be… read more

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[New Video] Rico Love Ft. Pitbull & Ludacris – “They Don’t Know (Catherine Ouellette Remix)” (Produced by Catherine Ouellette)

Posted By The Certified Genius Los Angeles based DJ Catherine Ouellette (previously known as DJ SynCity) has released her own dance themed remix to Rico Love‘s “They Don’t Know” that now features Pitbull and Ludacris. Trading in the laid back sound of… read more

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[New Audio] Odoub Ft. N.O. The God – “Dashboard Love” (Produced by Life And Death Productions)

Posted By The Certified Genius Odoub and N.O. The God present their catchy and sexually explicit collaboration “Dashboard Love“. Including seductive, bell and string themed production from Life And Death Productions, “Dashboard Love” is the story and anthem track… read more

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[New Instrumental Album] Jahlil Beats – 808 God

Posted By The Certified Genius With the release of his latest instrumental album, Roc Nation producer Jahlil Beats sets his sights on the divine title of 808 God. Including a total of 15 instrumentals that showcase Jahlil’s signature 808 laced sound… read more

[New Beat Tape] Good Villains – The Rose

Posted By The Certified Genius Production duo Good Villains (Lil Sein and Charles) have released a ten track beat tape titled The Rose. Throughout the ten instrumentals included on The Rose, the Good Villains allow their alluring, alternative hip-hop sound… read more

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[New Contest] iStandard FREE ‘Loop Lounge: Lean Loops & Breaks Collection’ Giveaway

Posted By The Certified Genius In honor of the release of our upcoming exclusive The Loop Lounge: Lean Loops and Breaks Collection dropping April 17th, we’re holding an Instagram contest that will grant one winner with a free… read more

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iStandard Track-By-Track Review: Girl Talk & Freeway – Broken Ankles (Produced by Girl Talk)

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] DJ Premier Ft. Lady of Rage – “Chemical Burn” (Produced by DJ Premier)

Posted By The Certified Genius As premiered by Complex, DJ Premier has launched his new website and a brand new record with Lady of Rage titled “Chemical Burn“. With the song set to be available on vinyl at 8 PM… read more