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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

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[Winners’ Circle] The Talented Australian Duo Crooked City

Interview by Premise — What’s up Crooked City? Our Australian fam. It was a pleasure meeting you both last November in NY. How and when did you guys form the production duo and what roles… read more

[iN-Depth] Self-Proclaimed Beatologist Sonaro

Interview by Premise — What’s up Sonaro? For our readers who may not know you, tell us how you got started as a producer and what sparked it all off for you? What’s good, I… read more

iStandard Featured Sound Collection: The !llmind Collection

Key Credits: Pusha T, Common, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi, D’banj, Raekwon & 2 Chainz – The Morning LL Cool J f/ Tony Yayo, Prodigy, Kool G Rap, 50 Cent – Queens Redman – Buck Buck… read more

[iStandard Alumni] Ty-Nitty Beatz Places Record for “Keep Up” on Lloyd Banks’ New Mixtape F.N.O.

Interview by @PremiseSNN — What’s up Ty? Let’s dive right into it. How did your recent placement on the Lloyd Banks mixtape F.N.O., “Keep Up” come about? What was the catalyst for the record? I was… read more

[New Video] Innocent? – “Control” (Kendrick Lamar Response) (Produced by No I.D.)

Posted By The Certified Genius It’s safe to say that Kendrick Lamar made damn near every hip-hop artist become more lyrically conscious with his “Control” verse, but he also managed to ruffle a few feathers and step… read more

[iNterview] Chi-Town’s Native Son: J Brown

Interview by Ivory The Human Hustle — First I would like to say it is an honor to interview you on behalf of, it is always a pleasure to interview someone whose music I’ve… read more

[New Audio] Big Sean Ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica – “Control (HOF)” (Produced by No I.D.)

Posted By The Certified Genius So here is the song that has the internet going nuts… Titled “Control”, this 7 minute lyrical presentation was intended to be included on Big Sean’s upcoming Hall Of Fame album but didn’t… read more

iStandard To Hold Its Producer Showcase @ ASCAP EXPO 13 / EXPO Panelists Include Lionel Richie, Ne-Yo, AKON, Steven Tyler, Diplo, No I.D., Don Cannon, & More

  February 27, 2013  Since 2006, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO has been the premier national conference dedicated to putting songwriters, composers, & producers face-to-face with some of the most illustrious figures in music…. read more

[New Music] Big Sean Ft J. Cole: 24 karats of Gold [Prod. By J. Cole]

Big Sean recently dropped his latest mix-tape “Detroit” which will be followed by his sophomore album.  The mixtape features some dope production from Hitboy, Chuck Inglish, Kanye West, No I.D, and J. Cole.  24 Karats of Gold is a record that stood out to us here… read more

Track-By-Track Review – Nas: Life Is Good

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

#NewMusic Nas ‘Daughters’ (Produced by No I.D.)

Nas speaks about the importance of ‘Daughters’ growing up with responsible fathers over a soulful NO I.D. joint! [audio:|titles=Daughters – main (mastered) 1]