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[New Video] Symbolyc One Reveals The Sound That He Is Providing For Kanye West’s New Album With DJBooth #A3CProAudio

Posted By The Certified Genius Moving right along for the latest behind the scenes look at iStandard, A3C and SAE Atlanta’s A3C Pro Audio experience, DJ Booth and Symbolyc One return to touch on S1’s most… read more

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[News] Cover Art & Tracklist Released For Jared Evan & Statik Selektah’s Upcoming ‘Still Blue’ Album

Posted By The Certified Genius The Boom Bap and Blues duo of Jared Evan and Statik Selektah are awaiting another chance to grace our speakers on October 28th with the release of their next collaborative effort titled… read more

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[New Video] An0maly – “Chiraq Remix” (Produced by Allen Ritter, Boi-1da & Vinylz)

Posted By The Certified Genius The highly underrated emcee An0maly presents an impressive visual treatment for his “Chiraq Remix” that is delivered over the instrumental popularized by Meek Mill, Lil Durk and Shy Glizzy. Taking us on a nighttime tour of the… read more

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[New Audio] Drawzilla – “Keep Calm And Wait A Minute” (Produced by Drawzilla)

Posted By The Certified Genius Producer, songwriter, engineer and artist Drawzilla presents his latest music creation in the form of the single “Keep Calm And Wait A Minute“. Produced, written and performed by Zilla himself, “Keep Calm And… read more

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[New Editorial] Steve Lobel Talks With XXL About The Music Business, Remaining Humble & Jam Master Jay

Posted By The Certified Genius As one of the key players of the music industry who remains behind the scenes and humble in the process of doing so, Steve Lobel has worked with everybody from Jam Master Jay and Run DMC to… read more

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[New Video] Phife Dawg Speaks With Come Home With Me About His Writing Process, J Dilla & A Tribe Called Quest

Posted By The Certified Genius As the second part of Come Home With Me and Rachel Leah‘s sit down conversation with Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, the legendary emcee spoke on various topics concerning the current state of hip-hop. Starting… read more

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[New Video] Symbolyc One Reveals The Making Of Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Song “Guilt Trip” With DJBooth #A3CProAudio

Posted By The Certified Genius For the latest episode of DJBooth‘s review of the A3C Pro Audio experience that was put together by A3C, SAE Atlanta and iStandard Producers, S1 aka Symbolyc One reveals a few insider secrets regarding the production of Kanye West‘s “Guilt Trip“. Having… read more

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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 Video] Gnyus Making His Synthesized “Bloop” Instrumental On Native Instruments Maschine

Posted By The Certified Genius Gnyus is back with another solid beat making video, this time for a track entitled “Bloop” that is laid out with the Native Instruments Maschine, AKAI LPK25 and an M-Audio Keyrig. Starting off with some synthesizers 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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[New Video] Common & No I.D. Speak With GRAMMY Pro About The Creation Of ‘Nobody’s Smiling’

Posted By The Certified Genius As one of the illest producer and emcee teams around, Common and No I.D. recently spoke with the good people at Grammy PRO about the creation of Common’s latest album Nobody’s Smiling. Touching on everything behind the reasons… read more