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[New Instrumental EP] Sevn Thomas – Hidden Hand

Posted By The Certified Genius 22 year old producer/songwriter and signee to Boi-1da‘s production team, Sevn Thomas, has released his Hidden Hand instrumental EP. Having recently produced songs on Mobb Deep‘s latest album as well as Skeme‘s Ingleworld release, Sevn Thomas’ Hidden Hand EP contains thirteen… read more

[Featured Placement Opp Of The Week] Nicki Minaj

Posted By The Certified Genius Nicki Minaj is back with a vengeance and has plenty of bars for her next album. Submit your best tracks for Nicki’s upcoming album, hooks are encouraged! Submit Your Tracks Here

[New Album] Ayatollah – Be Real Black For Me (Produced by Ayatollah) [Album Stream]

Posted By The Certified Genius Ayatollah (credits include Mos Def‘s “Ms. Fat Booty” and Styles P and Pharoahe Monch‘s “My Life“) has just released his album Be Real Black For Me that is a collection of original instrumentals and songs he has produced…. 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 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

[Featured Placement Opp Of The Week] Lil Wayne

Posted By The Certified Genius Here’s one of those opportunities that can change your life!  Submit beats for Lil Wayne‘s upcoming album, The Carter V.  Wayne’s saying it’s his last, so make sure you send your… read more

[New Beat Tape] 5 Star Generals – Cartridges

Posted By The Certified Genius Production company 5 Star Generals (founded by artist/producer Latrell James) has released their Super NES inspired beat tape titled Cartridges. Specifically influenced by the popular RPG Chrono Trigger by sampling its soundtrack, the 5 Star Generals release of Cartridges contains six quality… read more

[New Audio] Numonics & The Infinite – “95 (Mix)”

Posted By The Certified Genius With the weekend on the way, producers and Numonics and The Infinite have released their “95” mix. As a compilation of EDM, trap and hip-hop tracks, “95” runs at sixty two minutes with plenty of… read more

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[New Event] iStandard Kit of the Week: DJ Pain 1 Judging ‘Beatmakers Brawl’ Producer Battle On 4/26 In Madison, WI

Posted By The Certified Genius & Terance Homicile The Madison Media Institute and UCAN are putting together a producer workshop and Beatmakers Brawl producer battle on Saturday, April 26th in Madison, Wisconsin. Aside from this set to be an all around great production related… read more