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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

[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] DJ Absolut Ft. Ray J, Fat Joe, Swizz Beatz, Ace Hood & Bow Wow – “All We Know” (Produced by Jimi Kendrix)

Posted By The Certified Genius The video for one hell of a hip-hop banger that toasts to the grind and the spoils of it has just been released. Titled “All We Know”, the triumphant brass filled… read more

[iStandard Winner] Los Angeles Showcase Winner B Ham

Interview by Premise — What’s up B.Ham, where are you from and what do you do? What’s up Premise. I’m from Portsmouth, Virginia and I am a music producer. Congrats on your recent win at the iStandard… read more

[New Video] Cardiak Breaks Down The Making Of Lloyd Banks’ “Start It Up” Instrumental

Posted By The Certified Genius You probably heard the story of how this record was placed when G-Unit A&R Tony G was a featured guest on BLAP On The Radio a few weeks ago but now we get a break… read more

[iNterview] New King Management Producer Kevin “B.O.S” Randolph is Bosmusic

Interview by @PremiseSNN in association with —   What’s good Bosmusic? Thanks for taking time to do this interview.  So tell us, when did you start producing? I started producing at the age of 13. When… read more

[New Video] Vibe Interviews Swizz Beatz About Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’

Posted By The Certified Genius During a sit down with Vibe Magazine, Swizz Beatz was asked to touch on his involvement with Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail. Swizz gives us a heads up of what we can expect to hear… read more

[New Video] Jay-Z To Release ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Album with Production From Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell and Rick Rubin

Posted By The Certified Genius During yesterday’s NBA Finals game of the Miami Heat vs. the San Antonio Spurs, Samsung dropped some very big and exciting news through their commercials. Not only will Jay-Z be releasing his next solo album titled Magna Carta Holy… read more

[New Video] Swizz Beatz Speaks With Hot 97 About The Making Of Jay-Z’s “Open Letter”

Posted By The Certified Genius Jay-Z’s “Open Letter” took the Internet and social media world by storm.  Aside from the toughness provided by the production courtesy of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, the track took aim at… read more

[New Audio] Jay-Z Ft. Swizz Beatz – “Open Letter” (Produced by Timbaland & Swizz Beatz)

Posted By The Certified Genius Jay-Z has released an “Open Letter” aimed at his enemies and nay-sayers gossiping about his recent trip to Cuba, him possibly selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets and more. Jay’s scathing… read more

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[New Audio] Jim Jones Ft. Swizz Beatz – “Green Light Go” (Produced by Scoop DeVille)

Posted By The Certified Genius For his new single, Jim Jones hopped on a Scoop DeVille beat with a very recognizable sample (it’s flipped very differently than the other hip-hop track that also utilizes it) and… read more

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[New Video] Swizz Beatz Talks With VladTV About Shopping Beats To Jay-Z, His Inspiration & More

Posted By The Certified Genius Swizz Beatz recently talked with Vlad TV about his early experiences with Jay-Z including Jay’s legendary battle with DMX. Swizzy also spoke on how he met Jay and his process of… read more