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[Featured Placement Opp Of The Week] Nicki Minaj

Posted By The Certified Genius Nicki Minaj is back with a vengeance and has plenty of bars for her next album. Submit your best tracks for Nicki’s upcoming album, hooks are encouraged! Submit Your Tracks Here

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[New Instrumental Album] Jahlil Beats – 808 God

Posted By The Certified Genius With the release of his latest instrumental album, Roc Nation producer Jahlil Beats sets his sights on the divine title of 808 God. Including a total of 15 instrumentals that showcase Jahlil’s signature 808 laced sound… read more

[New Beat Tape] Good Villains – The Rose

Posted By The Certified Genius Production duo Good Villains (Lil Sein and Charles) have released a ten track beat tape titled The Rose. Throughout the ten instrumentals included on The Rose, the Good Villains allow their alluring, alternative hip-hop sound… read more

[New Pics] iStandard Producer Showcase ‘NYC Edition’ (April 7th) Powered by Monster Energy via Playroom Beats

Posted By The Certified Genius The competition was heavy this past Monday (April 7th) at our NYC showcase as some seriously dope producers had top notch material to play for our judges Tony G (A&R of G-Unit) and production duo Buda… read more

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[New Video] DJ Mustard Breaks Down The Production of YG’s “My N*gga”

Posted By The Certified Genius For a new interview segment with Hard Knock TV, producer DJ Mustard took their team into the lab as he broke down the production of YG‘s hit single “My N*gga“. Revealing that he received the… read more

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[New Video] J57 Speaks On His Styles As An Artist & Producer, His Preferred Method of Sampling

Posted By The Certified Genius The Brown Bag AllStars‘ own J57 is a well rounded emcee and producer and recently chopped it up with Rai Mensah of Culture Complex about his musical past, present and future. Diving deep into when he was first… read more

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[New Video] iStandard Kit of the Week: Focus… Talks About His Exclusive iStandard Sound Collection

Posted By The Certified Genius & Terance Homicile As the concluding post to our Kit of the Week series for The Focus Collection, check out the man himself, Focus…, speaking about his own exclusive sound kit. Touching on what sounds producers can… read more

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[Throwback Thursday] iStandard Kit of the Week: 2011 iSitdown with Focus… About Signing with Dr. Dre, His Musical Background

Posted By The Certified Genius & Terance Homicile In honor of Throwback Thursday and Kit of the Week, we present a 2011 throwback interview between iStandard and Grammy award winning producer Focus… With Focus… touching on having been signed to Dr. Dre for nine years and… read more

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[New Video] iStandard Kit of the Week: Focus… Speaks On His Favorite Current Producers

Posted By The Certified Genius & Terance Homicile During a recent interview with Channel Dynamic, Grammy award winning producer Focus… opened up about who his favorite up and coming producers and why he loves their styles. As a perfect fit… read more

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[iNterview] Dolo The Bandit Talks Being Featured In Spike Lee & Quicksilver Campaigns, Upcoming ‘Target Practice’ EP

Posted By J Hatch What’s up Dolo The Bandit? It’s been a hectic last couple of years for you, glad to see you healthy and be back on the scene. For those new to the name,… read more

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[New Video] Ken Lewis Demonstrates In-Depth Sound Design with New AudioSchoolOnline Tutorial Video

Posted By The Certified Genius Leave it to none other than Grammy award winning engineer/producer Ken Lewis to drop an uber inspiring and extremely helpful video that aids in everything sound design and audio molding related. Starting off… read more

[New Beat Tape] 5 Star Generals – Cartridges

Posted By The Certified Genius Production company 5 Star Generals (founded by artist/producer Latrell James) has released their Super NES inspired beat tape titled Cartridges. Specifically influenced by the popular RPG Chrono Trigger by sampling its soundtrack, the 5 Star Generals release of Cartridges contains six quality… read more