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[News] Pete Rock Confirms Work On Kendrick Lamar’s Upcoming Sophomore Album

Posted By The Certified Genius As Kendrick Lamar prepares to release a highly anticipated follow up to his critically acclaimed good kid, m.A.A.d city album, Pete Rock has confirmed that he is working with Kendrick on the new release. Not only has… read more

[News] Wale Confirms DJ Premier & Pete Rock Production On Upcoming ‘Album About Nothing’

Posted By The Certified Genius As if a collaborative album between Wale and Jerry Seinfeld wasn’t interesting enough, Wale has announced via his Twitter account that DJ Premier and Pete Rock have contributed production to the upcoming Album About Nothing project. Check out the tweets from… read more

[News] DJ Premier & Pete Rock Headlining Australia ‘Collusion’ Tour

Posted By The Certified Genius Legendary producer and music industry heavy hitters DJ Premier and Pete Rock are teaming up for an Australian tour titled Collusion. Having started this Thursday and with a sold out show going down tonight, the… read more

[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

[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

[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

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] 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

[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