Dec 17, 2009
Ok, so as one with an Italian heritage from the tristate area I feel like I have a legitimate obligation to say something about the POS Jersey Shore show on MTV. Now that the public has their full attention of this show given the "punch heard 'round the world"... which makes that "bitch slap" from The Real World back in the 90s look like Sesame Street. First off, go figure it's a Viacom reality show to begin with... I would have said it was either them of Fox who would have aired this. It's unfortunate I have to call these pieces of garbage with Dragon Ball Z haircuts one of my own nationality.
If anyone has seen the show - there's a toolbox on there that refers to his abs as "The Situation".... I can't speak for the Italians... I really can't...
Unfortunately, there's an extremist group within every race/nationality - and they bring out the bad in all of us - let us all rise above the human labels.
Dec 16, 2009
iStandard Celebrity Beat Battle - End of the Year Finale - Green Lanturn, Chris Styles, Sean C and LV, Statik Selektah, Scram Jones
Dec 15, 2009
Dec 9, 2009
Dec 8, 2009
Download Haze’s new mixtape ‘Breath of Fresh Air’ here
Nov 30, 2009
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
Jimi Kendrix, hit maker, notable drummer and multiplatinum producer for artists like Jay-Z, G-Unit, Ja Rule, Ashanti and Patti Labelle has joined Blazetrak. Jimi will provide customized feedback to aspiring music producers through streamlined A&R and mentoring.
Blazetrak seems like a dope site that is used by people to:
• Direct access to highly sought after expert
• Guaranteed video or audio feedback from Jimi Kendrix
• The ability to use this feedback as a reference or a direct quote from this accredited professional in your press kit, website, resume or community profile
Blazetrak is the first online system that allows anyone in the world to get directly in touch with the untouchable professional of their choice and receive guaranteed video or audio feedback directly from that professional.
You can see Jimi in action with J Math as Streetradio in the iStandrd Producer Battle a couple of entries below this one!
Nov 9, 2009
Nov 2, 2009
iStandard Celebrity Beat Battle - Rsonist - Illmind, Street Radio (Jimi Kendrix J Math) Bink, Digga, J Cardim, Amadeus, Vinny Idol
Oct 23, 2009
Beast of the Beats 3 will be back in NYC at Club Touch showcasing all of the iStandard Producer Showcase winners since July 2008! Thats a lot of NICE producers! This is the producer All Star competition.
You will also get to see the 1st ever Celebrity Beat Battle between the likes of Rsonist from Heatmakers, Bink, Illmind, Amadeus, Jimi Kendrix, plus more!
Mario Winans will also be in the building.
DATE: Sunday, November 1, 2009 (2:30PM soundcheck, doors at 4PM)
VENUE: Touch - 240 W. 52nd St, New York NY (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave - http://www.touchnewyorkcity.com/)
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
The Midnight Specialists consist of MC extraordinaire, the Master, and beat-smith taeOne. Their debut album, The All Nighter, is a brooding and cautionary tale of modern urban life in New York City. The Master provides personal insights and lyrical dexterity rarely seen in todays hip hop. taeOne’s soundscapes range from classic east coast boom bap to drum and bass. The combination results in a display of a plethora of styles that manifests itself in the form of a struggle between cynical disdain and undying faith, dripping with chest-vibrating bass and wielding an edge of paranoia. Their style is rooted in the classic New York rap sound, with Boot Camp Click and Organized Konfusion being central influences.
They begin the album with a scary and off putting rant from comedic legend George Carlin recorded shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This sense of dread is a central element of the album and provides the Midnight Specialists with the fury needed to make a classic New York City hip hop album.
"East Coast trio The Midnight Specialists provide three verses of paranoid street rap over three different beats. It’s very trippy and it requires multiple listens. I rarely get anything this good from a random blast. Might have to kinda sorta check this album out when it drops." - metallungies.com
"I gave it a listen while I was home for a bit Saturday and was amazed by the track. It's slower in nature, but has some cool sounds entrenched into the rhythm. But what it does mainly is let Reef, Lex and the rest of the MCs just run a muck all over the track. We know what Reef is capable of and it's good to hear my good friend Lex kill a track again. Great song all the way around." - www.wydublog.com (Wake Your Daughter Up)
"Midnight Specialists (The Master & taeOne) release the first leak off their upcoming record, The All Nighter, featuring Philadelphia's own Reef the Lost Cauze, as well as guest verses from Lex and Amen. This track is a must download for those that can never get enough of that grimey East Coast boom bap sound that leans toward lyricism and bravado, rather than swagger and style." - http://theurbankerouac.
Oct 17, 2009
Ludacris brings out Nas and KILLS it bringing some of that vintage music! History was made!
Oct 14, 2009
Jimi Kendrix (Platinum producer for Jay Z, Ja Rule G Unit etc.)
Tony G (A&R for G Unit)
Joey P(platinum prdoucer for Ludacris, Jagged Edge etc.)
Artists performing will be
Oct 9, 2009
This is an absolute must for any fans of REAL lyrics that represent the foundation of hip hop! Production includes:
You can find the streaming album here:
Available for purchase at: www.nyrhymeexchange.blogspot.com
Oct 7, 2009
Clap Cognac: Pass the Nuvo
Produced by: Yung Lo
Mixed By: Rhythm J
Directed by: Dan the Man
What you have a major corporation in your corner you KNOW it's gonna be official! Nuvo stock is goin up after this one!
I see you Bedtyme and Gilat on the cameos!
Oct 4, 2009
Shout outs to Liberty Event Management and the Governor's Island crew for making this happen!
Hot off the presses with their debut LP "The All Nighter", the Midnight Specialists present you with the second leak from said album, "The Ills"
This is one you just have to listen to. Describing it is a waste of time. taeOne comes with an intense beat that changes up multiple times and is laced with a ferocious tale of urban paranoia and adversity courtesy of the Master. this track will require multiple spins. Enjoy and look out for the All Nighter coming next week.
Sep 28, 2009
Parties, sex, money, and drugs. These are the vices consuming a group of affluent friends in New York City. "Some are puppets and some are people, but they don't care because they are all equal."
"Hills" fans prepare to get bashed! HA!
Sep 25, 2009
"My Soul To Keep" Album Out Oct 27th
You can also check the track "I'm A Star" from the Hotter Than July I produced for Sha over here ----->
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
RAW BOYZ "GANGSTA ROCK" [MAIN, CLEAN, INSTRUMENTAL]
Sep 10, 2009
Sep 7, 2009
Check out his myspace page www.myspace.com/mrfrankramz to hear the track.
This is some original music by ‘The Menahan St. Band’ (look them up). The same track was cut and used on 50 cent’s ‘War Angel’ mixtape.
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
You can check some work I did with Sha from last year and download "Hotter Than July" on the right hand side of your screen -->
Aug 25, 2009
"Just (Blaze) is a Talented Brotha He just Ain't Got His Own Thing Yet"
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
You can only warn someone so many times...
The second half of this video is much better than the first so make sure you see that part.
Aug 13, 2009
Like I Said - Clap Cognac feat. Goldenchyl -
Produced by Rhythm J
The record has already been placed on the Music Choice Hip Hop/ R&B cable station and is spreading across the web rapidly.
Cognac has also been recently featured on Hightimes.com
Check the article here
Plus you can catch him on countless releases from DJ Superstar Jay.
Aug 11, 2009
Aside from any possible foot fetishes you may have - this is a BIG sounding record!
Plus it looks like C is makin good use out of that Roland Fantom he won @ Beast of the Beats 2!
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 9, 2009
New Video- Mr Mecca 'Over Here' F/ Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, A Pinks, and Torae (along with some very dope cameos)
The video is a tribute throwback with a new school twist to Craig Mack's " Flavor in your Ear ", a must watch!!
Jul 16, 2009
Be sure to check this monster of a show...
Rhythm J WILL be in the building for his first trip out to the producer Philly scene...
This is a WAY overdue homecoming for me... Even though I admittedly now FROM there - I seem to get much more love and recognition from there than from my NYC people! I can partially thank the likes of 2ew Gunn Ciz, Nico the Beast, and the rest of the Rap Pack for this respect by association! Good lookin out fellas.
Jul 13, 2009
Just further proof that any asshole artist with no talent can use autotune and make a hit. However, genius production to make a strong point.. just in case you missed D.O.A.
An infomercial never sounded better.
Jul 7, 2009
Officially sponsored by that little hip hop blog 2DopeBoyz, BC the Designer Drug welcomes new music listeners as well as die hard grizzlies salavating for their next fix of quality brand name audio product!
As ciz says, "I recommend you play this on the big speakers."
All 9 tracks mixed by Rhythm J!
Free download: Brizzo and Cizzo - BC: The Designer Drug EP
Jul 6, 2009
Drawzilla's Last Solo Album Ever
'SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED'
"Once Again It's On" produced by Rhythm J
Drawz himself has the following to say about the album in his trademark bright orange!!
Drawzilla: Signed Sealed Delivered
"Once Again It's On" produced by Rhythm J
For more footage check www.istandardproducers.com
Jul 3, 2009
Jul 1, 2009
Please support my dude TaeOne's most recent Release of his Production album: Midnight. TaeOne has composed the makings of a classic. Already receiving love on other sites, this album features remixes from Andre 3000, Big L, The Clispe, Jay Z, Lex of Sinistah Circle, AZ, CBC, and the Midnight Specialists
Born and bred in Washington Heights, notoriously a hotbed for hip hop, taeOne first dabbled in the scene as a graff writer, roaming the streets and subway tunnels of New York's underground. After getting popped by the cops for vandalism, he got his hands on an Akai s20 and decided to use his creative energy more productively as a beatsmith.
taeOne curates a sound that captures and expands on the spirit of 90s hip hop. Naming the Beatminerz, Organized Noise, and Jay Dee as influences, no sound or tempo is off limits. taeOne's versatility means his beats are at home in the seediest strip clubs and the finest upscale lounges.
His new album, Midnight, is dedicated to all those who thrive on the energy of the dark and eerie early hours. The calmness/ dread that nighttime brings has always been a real inspiration for taeOne musically. A lot of what made 90's golden era hip hop (Mobb Deep, Nas, Black Moon, Wu Tang) so classic was the dark sinister tone of Giuliani era New York City, especially at night. With this album taeOne expands on that tone and breaths new life into a generation of Hip Hop that is close to lost.
1. Who It Is ft. Midnight Specialists
2. Get Busy ft. CBC
3. Moment of Silence
4. Preach it to the Choir
6. Emotionless ft. Clipse
7. To the Stage ft. Big L
8. Spaceships ft. Andre 3000
9. Can't Stop ft. AZ
10. Liquor Stores & Whorehouses
11. Abserd ft. LEX
12. Anabolic ft. Midnight Specialists
13. Sweet ft. Jay Z
Download TaeOne - Midnight
There are still a ton of people who have not been exposed to these 2 dope projects!
First off show love to Reynos' latest video of "Get Paper" produced by my dude Frankie P
AVAILABLE ON ITUNES
Jun 27, 2009
Production from Apollo Brown, Nicolay, Dj Caspa, beatnick, K-Salaam,DJ Jazzy Jeff + more!
Jun 26, 2009
An impromptu Dance tribute to Michael Jackson holds up Traffic!
This dude is the MAN for hittin the streets.
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 24, 2009
The Rebel Starr Listening Party @ the Industry Cosign w/BIG CED Thursday June 25th @ Negril (70 W 3 St b/w Thompson and LaGuiardia)
The Rebel Starrebellion is officially here! Be the first to check out the new hits from the highly anticipated forthcoming album from NYC's Neo Quantum Retro Hip Hop Boy Girl Duo
There is NO cover, dress is FRESH, no shorts. 21 and Over w/ ID
Red Carpet 8PM Show 930PM
See what Raydar Ellis has to say about it!
IMG will be having a RSVP only Press Day and Party from 7-11pm Thursday June 25th @ Velour (297 10th Avenue at 27th Street)
Music by DJ Ace Of Spades and The Uncrowned King Of NY, Bedtyme357 (Remy Ma's Official DJ)
Click HERE to see Sic Osyrus in The Source
There is NO cover, dress is industry casual but neat, no shorts. 21 and Over w/ ID
Press requests from 7-9pm in 10 minute intervals for those who would like to Interview Sic Osyrus. Press Kit at www.sonicbids.com/sicosyrus1
For Press and General RSVP please email your name and publication and time slot for Interview (await confirmation for specified time), all general RSVP email your name and number of guests in your party, all inquires should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 16, 2009
9th Wonder, I'll Mind, Statik Selektah, Drumma Boy, Black Milk, name Top 5 producers of all time, + One Stop Shop Recap
Well here is it is! On video for all of us to see... the word is out!!
Again, if you missed the One Stop Shop Producer Conference, here goes some exclusive footage... both of these videos are partially from my private collection along with others'
Jun 15, 2009
Can't see the screen??
Go here: http://www.stickam.com/919live
Jun 14, 2009
I get several mp3 emails per day by major artists, indy artists, etc... but THIS one really stood out to me... take a listen! If this track blows up you'll know that RHYTHMJ was the first to post it HERE!
Produced by: Brazen of KP
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Fresh off the release of his mixtape Bring That Beat Back Vol. 1, Block Exchange's boss RH Bless brings you "No Need for Words" over the D.O.A. beat. The cut is off of Bless' next mixtape Unsignable. As usual Bless avoid all the hokey-pokey lyrics and gives you raw, uncut bars. Listen in.
Jun 8, 2009
In other news, Rebel Starr's summer is looking to be something special as they wll be opening up for Gucci Mane later on this summer! If anyone has seen them live you can agree that their energy and animation is uncanny!
Rebel Starr's debut album will be dropping soon so keep an eye out for that!
To hold you over take a listen to their EP "Adventures in the Boondocks"
May 31, 2009
May 30, 2009
Aside from Fabolous doing a session in the neighboring studio, the one thing that hit me was that it was the first time I stepped foot in the Brill Building - if you don't knnow the musical significance of the Brill Building and it's contribution to music... pick up this book... or google it.
While talking to the studio manager, Roz Rosner, he told us that we were actually standing in the exact place where all the pianos were lined up and some of the most prolific songwriters in history layed the foundation of Doo Wop! Entering that building is an experience within itself if you know the history and you have never been.
May 27, 2009
Check Out 'Slip N Slide University' 2 Day Course @ Hyatt Regency Miami, FL on July 31st-Aug 1st w/ Special Guest Professors
May 26, 2009
New Music- Sic Osyrus 'Make Moves ' Produced by Drawzilla (Off 'Sic O Nomics' 3 Hosted by Bedtyme357
SIC OSYRUS ' MAKE MOVES' PRODUCED BY DRAWZILLA
OFF 'SIC O NOMICS' 3; OFF THE RADAR HOSTED BY BEDTYME357
FEEDBACK GREATLY APPRECIATED
****VIDEO COMING SOON****
CHECK OUT SIC OSYRUS FEATURED IN THE SOURCE MAGAZINE 'OFF THE RADAR' SECTION JUNE 2009
FOR DROPS, BOOKINGS, HOSTING AND EXCLUSIVES
INASIRKL@GMAIL.COM OR 646.358.0548
May 24, 2009
B.L.O.C.K. Report: Street Journal Vol. 6
May 23, 2009
May 21, 2009
They are sharing the Stage with Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, SG Boyz (Stanky Leg), DC's Backyard Band, and Don Juan! Big shout outs to my people! If you are in the MD area def check out this show on June 21. Looks like it'll be a wild one. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.com
They got a lot goin on this summer you might wanna check them out before you fall into the "late reaction" category.
May 16, 2009
While I was out at the One Stop Shop Producer Conference, there I was reunited with 2ew Gunn Ciz aka the Rap Vinny Chase... clad in his trademark PHI Phillies Utley jersey, and red fitted Ciz was read for war as he made the following announcement... (see above)
Plus... here's a preview... JUST A SNIPPIT of what's to come... on this anticipated project...
DAMN... can't believe it's already Friday (Saturday morning technically)... exactly one week ago today I was packin for the PHX and on my way out to every producer's (big or just starting out) dream world aka the One Stop Shop.
You see them here first... here go some instant classic OSS pics... no captions needed...
...except on this one... No I did not take this last picture.... Shaolin in the building!
More Rhythm J footage to come.
May 15, 2009
RH Bless “Bringing that Beat Back” Vol. 1 – East Coast Dedication
Release Date: May 13, 2009
Swift, clever and poignant rhymes over classic old school beats is exactly what RH Bless delivers on Bring That Beat Back Vol. 1 via Block Exchange Entertainment. The mixtape is a dedication to legendary East coast emcees like Rakim, KRS-One, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah and many more.
Bring That Beat Back showcases the Brooklyn emcee’s lyrical prowess over classic songs like Big Daddy Kane’s “Ain’t No Half-Stepping” and Brand Nubian’s “Slow Down.” The 14-track heater hosted by DJ Cool Kev is part one of a two part series which will feature Bless rapping over classic West coast-inspired beats on Vol. 2 to be released later this year.
“I wanted to pay homage to Hip-Hop’s past; emcees who laid down the foundation and inspired a subsequent generation of emcees. Plus I had to grab everyone’s attention and show you all my skills” says Bless about the mixtapes.
Bless is continuing to position himself as a major player on the independent scene with the impending release Vol.1. Previously he had released several mixtapes and street albums including The Struggle, the Hustle, the Prayer, Heart and Soul of the Streets and Power, Passion, Love. He’s also been featured on music alongside some artists like Talib Kweli, Royce 5’9, 40 Glock and Raekwon to name a few.
Bring That Beat Back will be available for free download. For more information on RH Bless visit Myspace.com/RHBless.
BRING THAT BEAT BACK VOL. 1 (East Coast)
1. Still No Half Stepping (Big Daddy Kane)
2. So What You Saying (EPMD)
3. Sometimes I Wish to Go Back (Justice)
4. Hip Hop Fiend (Tragedy)
5. Up in Here Like Yeah (Kid ‘n’ Play)
6. Boys Come and Get You (KRS-One)
7. Glad to See Another Day (Queen Latifah)
8. Hood Uniform (MC Lyte)
9. It’s My Turn (Stezo)
10. Can’t Slow Down (Brand Nubian)
11. I Don’t Believe the Hype (Public Enemy)
12. Girl Love Me (Heavy D)
13. That’s What I Give Em (Kwame)
14. Bring It Back Alive (Rakim)
If that's the case, then welcome... If you have never seen a legit music event before well... here you go... what you see is what you get... no false advertising unlike most of these fools give you!
May 8, 2009
Ready for the PHX Invasion, Sha Money's One Stop Shop Producer Conference with DJ Premier, Rza, Q Tip, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, + other power players
My plane leave @ 6:30AM EST and I'm goin thru time travel and landing around 9ish PHX time.
This is the 3rd year in a row us @ iStandard are going out to the OSS to do our thing and bring together some of the most powerful influential and legendary producers in the world, famous or not famous.... together, in one room... Don't believe me ? google it... as a matter of fact check out all your hip hop related twitter friends and see how many are going (I've been on my computer nerd shit recently so please excuse me)
Honestly having a bunch of producers in a room like this basically represents a huge fraternity party.... the reason I say fraternity is because there really is a brotherhood between producers... (male or female at that). We all speak the same language... we go through the same troubles... and we can relate to one another even if we are meeting for the first time.
I am definitely looking forward to this and even though I've been to a million panels... I always walk away having a higher self value than when I left - and that not even in a self amping up sort of way... Hopefully my next blog will bring the dopeness...
If you couldn't make it... maybe you should check out istandardproducers.com and catch up... and even sign up for the site (BIG PLUS it's free for song writers and artists.)
Just to reminise.. here are some shot from last year:
Rhythm J and Swizz Beatz!
From Left: DJ Toomp, No ID, DJ Don Cannon, Punch, 9th Wonder.
Rhythm J Statik Selektah
The iStandard Team:
Rhythm J. Don DI Napoli, Antwan, Ciz, J Hatch
Swizz's pile of Cd's literally after 5 minutes of him sitting down.
Green Lanturn, Swizz, Punch