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[DILLA] De La Soul & J Dilla – Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) [Produced by J Dilla]

Posted By The Certified Genius The highly anticipated collaborative mixtape Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da.I.S.Y. being an acronym that stands for Da Inner Soul of Yancy) between legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul and equally great producer J Dilla has been released in full. Available… read more

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[DILLA] De La Soul – “Dilla Plugged In” (Produced by J Dilla)

Posted By The Certified Genius In honor of the release of their debut album 3 Feet High And Rising, legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul is gearing up to release their Smell The DA.I.S.Y. mixtape that is produced entirely by fellow legend J… read more

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[New Mixtape] Pete Rock – Roy Ayers Tribute Mix

Posted By The Certified Genius In honor of Black History Month, Pete Rock has released a tribute mix comprised of the music from jazz musician and Godfather of Neo-soul Roy Ayers. Running at a total of 38 minutes, Pete… read more

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[New Video] Diamond D – The Diam Piece (Album Trailer)

Posted By The Certified Genius Legendary producer and Diggin’ In The Crates Crew founder Diamond D is preparing to release an epic album titled The Diam Piece this Spring. Having produced for your favorite emcee’s favorite emcee, Diamond D’s latest effort is… read more

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[Winners' Circle] Berdz Takes The Boston Belt

Interview by Premise – What’s up Berdz, where are you from and what do you do? What’s good Premise, I was born and raised in Boston, MA.  I’m a Master Barber by trade but my… read more

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[iN-Depth] With DJ Wayne Ski

Interview by Ivory The Human Hustle – Born and raised in an era where hip hop was climbing in popularity, especially in a city where hip hop culture was cultivated, tell us a little bit… read more

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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

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[iStandard Alumni] Mike Ewing Gives His Insight and Background

Interview by Rami Bensasi – Thanks for taking the time to give us some insights about you, your brand, your place in the industry today and your relationship with iStandard. Let’s start at the beginning…. read more

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[New Video] Pete Rock Speaks On Heavy D’s Influence & His Production Tools Of Choice

Posted By The Certified Genius While speaking with HYPETRAK TV for an exclusive interview, Pete Rock let us inside his lab and lets us know his personal choices of tools he uses to create his tracks. Saying that he only… read more

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[News] Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s 20th Anniversary ‘Mecca And The Soul Brother’ Tour Dates

Posted By The Certified Genius In celebration of the 20th aniversary of their classic Mecca And The Soul Brother album, hip-hop producer and artist duo Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth are embarking on a 25 city tour that will cover… read more

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[iStandard Alumni] Chi-Town’s Own ILL Brown

Interview by Premise – What’s up ILL? Where are you from and what do you do? Southside of Chicago born and raised! Been making beats for almost 20 years and I also work as a… read more

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[New Video] DJ Premier Vs Pete Rock DJ Battle @ The Middle East in Cambridge, MA via Leedz Edutainment

Posted By The Certified Genius Hip-hop started with two turntables and microphone and DJ Premier and Pete Rock brought it back to the essence while at The Middle East club in Cambridge, MA. Presented by Leedz Edutainment with two legendary hip-hop… read more