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[New Audio] Mark Ski – “Play-Dioh Beat Compound” (Beat Tape) (Executive Produced by J57)

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar Plain and simple, I love everything about this release from Mark Ski.  The cover is one of the best I’ve seen in awhile, the music is great…all around, this was… read more

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[iTeach] iStandard co-Founder J Hatch Featured on Hip Hop DX’s “8 Ways an Independent Artist Can Use Social Media to Get Ahead”

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar Hip Hop DX just put together a special, panel-style report on how independent artists can use social media to build their brand.  It featured our co-Founder J Hatch, as well as… read more

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[Interview] iStandard Featured on EventJoy

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar Putting together a quality live event may seem like a walk in the park to some but in reality, there are a lot of variables that only the most savvy… read more

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[New Video] Eitan Noyze – “So Superb” (feat. Styles P & Snyp Life) (Directed by Da Inphamus Amadeuz)

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar Eitan Noyze is a New York-native DJ and producer and a really quality one at that.  He produced this new track “So Superb” feat Styles P and D-Block artist Snyp… read more

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[New Audio] Kaydence – “Cream” (feat. SmileyFace) (Produced by Prafit Beats)

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar The American Dream that is popularized in our mainstream culture is no different from the “cash rules everything around me” rule of thumb in Hip Hop culture.  Get what you… read more

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[New Audio] EarthGang – “Metropolis” (feat. J.I.D.) (Produced by Childish Major)

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar If you’re not up on EarthGang, you should be.  The Atlanta, GA rap duo is super creative, unique, and are pure MC’s.  They just released a new track featuring their Bears… read more

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[News] DJ Premier to Score and Produce New VH1 Hip Hop Movie “The Breaks”

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar VH1 has tapped legendary New York music producer DJ Premier to compose score and serve as executive music producer of the new original movie “The Breaks.” Inspired by journalist Dan Charnas’ book “The Big Payback,” a… read more

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[New Audio] Stewart Villain – ” J O I N T S” (Remix/Beat Tape)

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar Portland native Stewart Villain created a compilation of his remixes and selected beats and titled it J O I N T S.  One of my favorites tracks on the project comes… read more

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[New Audio] Mila J – “Smoke, Drink, Break Up” (Jazzfeezy & Scena Remix)

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar The original “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up” version that Mila J released last year was a personal favorite so quite naturally, my eyes widened when I saw that Jazzfeezy and Scena created their remix version.  Doesn’t… read more

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[New Audio] Slot-A – “1404 Beat Tape”

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar To celebrate reaching 30,000 streams on his Soundcloud, iStandard alumni Slot-A decided to release the 1404 Beat Tape for free ninety-nine.  The process in which he created the tape is really dope; he used… read more

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[New Audio] MoSS – “Started” (feat. AZ, DJ Premier, & Joe Budden) (Produced by MoSS)

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar It’s been quite some time since I’ve heard something new from MoSS but boy oh boy does he deliver here.  Rounding up heavyweights like DJ Premier, Joe Budden and AZ… read more

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[New Audio] GSBookings Presents…Vol. 1 (Featuring ONYX, Crooked I, & more)

Posted by DJ Aaron Omar Ginger Silvera, the visionary behind one of the fastest rising independent booking agencies GSBookings, put together a compilation mixtape to showcase the talent that her company represents.  Names ranging from… read more