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[New Pics] iStandard Producer Showcase ‘NYC Edition’ (April 7th) Powered by Monster Energy via Playroom Beats

Posted By The Certified Genius The competition was heavy this past Monday (April 7th) at our NYC showcase as some seriously dope producers had top notch material to play for our judges Tony G (A&R of G-Unit) and production duo Buda… read more

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[New Video] Joell Ortiz Announces Upcoming ‘House Slippers’ Album To Be Executive Produced By The Heatmakerz

Posted By The Certified Genius While conducting an interview with Complex Media, one quarter of the Slaughter Joell Ortiz revealed that he has a solo album in the works titled House Slippers. Set to drop this Summer, House Slippers will be executively… read more

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[News] iStandard Kit of the Week: Focus… In The Studio with !llmind, Cardiak, Symbolyc One & Mistah FAB

Posted By The Certified Genius & Terance Homicile Keeping up with our Kit of the Week series, it just so happens that Focus… has pictured in the studio with !llmind, Cardiak, Symbolyc One and Mistah FAB. Also posing for this legendary photo is EVRYWHRE, Dre Briss and Aftermath Entertainment A&R PHD (aka Ty… read more

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[New Audio] !llmind – “Narcotic Nautilus”

Posted By The Certified Genius Leave it to !llmind to kick the day/afternoon off with a dope instrumental “Narcotic Nautilus“. As one of the first boom-trap records that !ll actually composed, “Narcotic Nautilus” manages to effortlessly blend underground… read more

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[New Audio] BLAP On The Radio From 3/21/2014

Posted By The Certified Genius For the latest episode of BLAP On The Radio, the BLAP team (!llmind, Stoni, Quest and Run P) runs through a variety of topics including SXSW as well as six keys to success and how they apply to… read more

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[New Audio] Mobb Deep – “Say Something” (Produced by !llmind)

Posted By The Certified Genius As the second single from Mobb Deep‘s upcoming The Infamous Mobb Deep album, Havoc and Prodigy call on !llmind‘s production for ”Say Something“.  With the track’s gritty rhythm provided by snare and rim shot rolls along with eery bell and… read more

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[New Audio] The Notorious B.I.G. Ft. Jay Z – “Picasso Biggie (Picasso Baby !llmind Remix)” (Produced by !llmind)

Posted By The Certified Genius After releasing an impressive boom-trap remix of Pharrell‘s “Happy“, !llmind has cheffed up an equally dope remix of Jay Z‘s “Picasso Biggie” that includes the late great Notorious B.I.G. Meshing his own production elements with that of… read more

[New Audio] BLAP On The Radio with Gnyus

Posted By The Certified Genius For the most recent episode of BLAP On The Radio, !llmind, Stoni, Quest and Run P kicked it with rising producer Gnyus. With production credits for the likes of Juelz Santana (“My Will“), Troy Ave (“Like This“), D-Pryde (“Back Against The Wall“) as well… read more

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[New Audio] Pharrell – “Happy (The Rose Tint BoomTrap Remix)” (Produced by !llmind)

Posted By The Certified Genius With Pharrell‘s “Happy” being such a major, uplifting record, it’s only right for the boom-trap originator !llmind to release the official Rose Tint BoomTrap Remix. By finely chopping up the up-beat and optimistic Pharrell… read more

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[New Video] Beast of The Beats VII Dedication To Legendary Producers Ski Beatz, Da Beatminerz & Easy Mo Bee

Posted By The Certified Genius As part of iStandard‘s Beast of the Beats VII event that went down in November, we included a tribute to legendary hip-hop producers Ski Beatz, Da Beatminerz and Easy Mo Bee. With a video that includes some footage… read more

[New Beat Tape] !llmind – #BoomTrap

Posted By The Certified Genius With the release of two singles, !llmind has unveiled his entire eight track instrumental EP #BoomTrap. Comrpised of eight original productions, #BoomTrap makes full use of !ll’s boomtrap genre, a clever combination of old school boom-bap… read more

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[New Audio] !llmind – “Snake Charmer” (Produced by !llmind)

Posted By The Certified Genius As the second leak from tomorrow’s #BoomTrap EP release, !llmind presents “Snake Charmer“. As an instrumental that is bass heavy and packs a freshly arranged ethnic Middle Eastern vibe, “Snake Charmer” will be one… read more