Dec 17, 2009

Italian Fist Pumps

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

Nov 30, 2009

Frank Ramz for Blogosphere

Here's a nice little treat from Frank Ramz just for the Blogosphere!

Nov 25, 2009

Oh Wow

I'm STILL laughing from this video as I post it

Nov 11, 2009

Jimi Kenderix Joins Blazetrak

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!

Oct 23, 2009

Beast of the Beats 3

You dont' want to miss this one!

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 -

Oct 22, 2009

Oct 19, 2009

Midnight Specialists - the All Nighter Free Download

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.

Album link:


"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." -

"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." - (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." -

Oct 17, 2009

Nas surprise guest with Ludacirs performing The World is Yours at Heineken Red Star Soul in NYC

I was out and about in the Press Box last night for the Heineken Red Star Soul Tour in NYC.

Ludacris brings out Nas and KILLS it bringing some of that vintage music! History was made!

Oct 14, 2009

iStandard Producer Showcase - Philly Style

If you are in the Boston Area, be sure to check the iStandard Producer Showcase: Boston Style

Judges Include:
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
G Eyez
Mr Harvey
Sneakey Pete

Oct 9, 2009

New Lex Album: Maintaining

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:

Oct 7, 2009

New Clap Cognac - Nuvo Video

Add Nuvo to the clientele list!

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

50 Makes History

I am praying this is the start of a TRUE STRONG and REAL NYC music revolution. What is already turning out to be a classic moment in music, Thisis50 Fest turned into a NYC reunion!

Shout outs to Liberty Event Management and the Governor's Island crew for making this happen!

iStandard Exclusive - The Klassix

Check the iXclusve interview I conducted with buzzin production team The Klassix!

Midnight Specialists 2nd Leak, "The Ills"

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

Rhythm J Gets Placement on Fox Pilot

Celebrate my Fox Pilot placement by watching it!!

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!

Hop da Great - Bigger Than L.I.F.E ft. Microphone Bully

A lot of quality video releases recently - this is one way to separate the legit artists who have a plan and direction and the ones who just do this for a hobby!


Dope and very well directed/shot/edited video from David E Beats

Sep 25, 2009

Sha Stimuli-"Move Back" Feat. Freeway - Produced by Just Blaze

The anticipation grows!

"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

Our President Keeps It Real

More of a reason why Obama will be my Idol for LIFE.

Sep 16, 2009

R.H.Bless - Click Clack

Here's a heater from R.H.Bless and his Brooklyn accomplice M. Reck over EMPD's "Knick Knack Patty Wack" entitled "Click Clack."

R.H.Bless & M. Reck "Click Clack"

Read J Hatch's Get Your Buzz Up artist feature with Block Exchange Ent's own R.H.Bless at Bless discusses his hip hop influencers, music and continuous grind. Check out the latest video's from the Block Exchange president. Read here... While you're there sign up and be a part of Get You Buzz Up's community for free.

Sep 10, 2009

Get Right - Pussy, Kicks & Comic Books

“Many are recorded, few are made…” a quotation from a new, Philadelphia bred artist “Get Right”. This new sensation is turning heads in the streets, airwaves, industry… EVERYWHERE. Philly’s most sought-out free agent, “Get Right”, hasn’t failed to disappoint with his new mixtape, “Pussy, Kicks & Comic Books”. Now in the times where artists like T.I., Young Jeezy, and Lil Wayne (The HOVA of the South), are getting more respect and airplay than most northern rappers (even Soulja Boy gets more play than Jadakiss!), rap up north has no doubt needed a savior. Get Right just might be that messiah. From track 1-20 “Pussy, Kicks & Comic Books” was on point, from the beats to his Lupe like flow; sh*t nearly every bar was either dope or funny. The delivery and production was solid and presented in a cinematic fashion. I’m normally the first to trash a mixtape but I’m going to have to say that “Pussy, Kicks & Comic Books” might be the underground mixtape of the year… so far. As far as I’m concerned, the game has fallen off, everyone is recording, and just about ANYONE can get signed, but I predict Philly’s newest big hit, will be a made national *SUPERSTAR*.

Check him out @ , (a video of him on BET's "The Deal"), or listen to him @

Sep 7, 2009

New Music: Frank Ramz – ‘The Traitor’

New Frank Ramz!!! This dude's rate of output of music is off the charts! I'm talkin quality as well!

Frank also won a UMA for #1 rap contender in 09.

Check out his myspace page 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.

Kanye Spazzes On Paparazzi..... Again ( Will They Ever Learn)

See Kanye flip out at the paparazzi.

"DO NOT FOLLOW ME!!" Hope he doesn't put that on his twitter.

Aug 31, 2009

QTip Impersonating Busta Rhymes

All I have to say about this is LOL!!!

Aug 30, 2009

Sha Stimuli - My Soul to Keep

The anticipation grows for Sha Stimuli's E1 release of his album "My Soul To Keep" Check my the trailer out! Very well done and directed too!
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

iStandard Sit Down with Bink

Platinum Producer Bink, speaks about his own sound, history, and shows off some plaques and has some words about the general misconception that Just Blaze produced some records that he actually did!

"Just (Blaze) is a Talented Brotha He just Ain't Got His Own Thing Yet"

Aug 24, 2009

Shaq Vs.... Oscar De La Hoya??!???

Woooow - Oscar fears no one! And neither does Shaq apparently.

Aug 21, 2009

JayZ/Beyonce Paparazzi Encounter in Croatia

Kudos to Jay's bodygaurd throwin the Paparazzi's camera shit in the water for not fallin back...

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

New Clap Cognac "Like I Said" feat GoldenChyl

Download Clap Cognac's new single "Like I Said"

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
Check the article here

Plus you can catch him on countless releases from DJ Superstar Jay.

Aug 11, 2009

The Letter C Day 26 remix

Check my dude C makin the Day 26 "Your Heels" Remix

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

D.O.A. and You Don't Know at All Points West 2009

For those of you who have not seen this footage... All Points West took place July 31st - Aug 2nd 2009 @ Liberty State Park bearing the view of the Statue of Liberty, the NYC and Jersey City Skylines... aside from being a site to behold... Jay Z tore it DOWN night 1 in place of the Beastie Boys! Raw Footage taken by Yours Truly.

Aug 9, 2009

New Video- Mr Mecca 'Over Here' F/ Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, A Pinks, and Torae (along with some very dope cameos)

This Video Is Serious...Mr Mecca 'Over Here' F/ Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, A Pinks and Torae, also several cameo's by your favorite underground kings..Emilio Rojas, Esso, Iron Solomon, Poison Pen, Donny Goines, Nina B, Pack FM, Grafh, Sic Osyrus and the porn queen Sara Jay.

The video is a tribute throwback with a new school twist to Craig Mack's " Flavor in your Ear ", a must watch!!

MR. MECCA "OVER HERE" from Mr Mecca on Vimeo.

Jul 16, 2009

iStandard Producer Showcase Philly Edition


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

Slap Chop Auto Tune

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

2ew Gunn Ciz/ Brizzo EP: "Designer Drug" Mixed by Rhythm J

Today marks the official release of BC: The Designer Drug - 2ew Gunn Ciz and Brizzo's EP of grit and grime with touches of slick soul, brass sections, lowered eyebrows, scrunched faces, and melodic confrontations!

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 Mixtape : Signed Sealed Delivered


Drawzilla's Last Solo Album Ever

"Once Again It's On" produced by Rhythm J
Drawz himself has the following to say about the album in his trademark bright orange!!

Download Here:

Drawzilla: Signed Sealed Delivered
"Once Again It's On" produced by Rhythm J

One Stop Shop Recap - brand new video

You can catch me at the 10:10 mark - this video is gettin mad hits too show me some love!!

For more footage check

Jul 3, 2009

A Gift To My Fellow Producers

In light of celebrating our independence tomorrow and me just feeling generous, I decided to post a free drum sound library for all of you to share. You can never have enough sounds.


Jul 1, 2009

New TaeOne album - Midnight

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

5. Ovaltine

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

Reynos - Get Paper Video

This may be a little late, but I ask me if I wanted your opinion about that??
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



Jun 27, 2009

Mike Miller's Manifesto

Check my dude Mike Miller comin in the game STRONG with his debut project, Mike Miller's Manifesto. Understandable lyrics, no guns, no fantasy rap, no fake thug ish... you know... realistic lyrics? Remember those? Check his philosophy.

Production from Apollo Brown, Nicolay, Dj Caspa, beatnick, K-Salaam,DJ Jazzy Jeff + more!


Jun 26, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson MJ Mobile holds up NYC traffic with people dancing in the streets

If you were out last night - here was there scene!
An impromptu Dance tribute to Michael Jackson holds up Traffic!

This dude is the MAN for hittin the streets.

Jun 25, 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

What can I say about this....

Jun 24, 2009


I am going to be literally in 2 places at once tomorrow!


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!


Congrats event for Sic Osyrus on his recent "Off The Radar" feature in the July Issue of The Source Magazine and release of "Sic O Nomics" Vol 3 Mixtape

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

Ladies half price drinks all night, regular happy hour drink specials apply from 7-8pm
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
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

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

Ever wonder who your favorite producers' top 5's are?
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


On Tuesday around 7PM I will be on Hate Money Radio with DJ Bedtyme 357 - check the live stream below and be sure to tune in!! I will interviewed by both members of Rebel Starr!

Can't see the screen??

Go here:

iStandard Producer Showcase @ Don Hills Wed. 6/17

Anyone who wants to remain or become relevant in this game needs to be at this event on 6/17 @ Don Hills! click on the pic for more details. there will also be a celebration of Skyzoo's recent signing to Duck Down Records! I'll see all people who grind there.

Jun 14, 2009

Sneakers and Robots_Knotty Phabrix

This shit is the truth - shout out to Brazen for gettin this to me......

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!

Title: Sneakers and Robots
Artists: Knotty Phabrix
Produced by: Brazen of KP
Project: Sneakers And Robots
Release: Summer of '09

Jun 11, 2009

Jay- Z Death of Autotune - The Aftermath

As opposed to popular belief, this blog isn't just an advertising billboard for me to just post link after link to song after song... Unlike most blogs out there you can actually READ a few things...

For the sake of my own sanity, I gotta put in my 2 cents about Jay Z's Death of Autotune... Literally overnight, D.O.A. jumped from Hot 97 to an online music invasion. The beat first of all IS CRAZY! A List! The song itself, however has an internal issue of having too big of a concept to even be a song! The lyrics, honestly, aren't Jay's best... and that's tough coming from me by personally... being such an avid fan and following his career to the point that the first Blueprint was basically my theme music in the summer of '01 as many of you probably shared that same experience! Fast forward to now, we have the former president of Def Jam singing off key on a hook and could have just let it be.... "C'mon Jay's just havin fun with it tho, he's sayin his last goodbyes to autotune that genius"......Before I get corrected... I get it. However the very foundations of a recording is that a RECORDING is FOREVER, you can't go back after you record the original... So what have a sub par singing performance because you feel like it? i'm not askin Jay to have perfect pitch or anything, but maybe no ID or Kayne or someone else in the studio could have said "umm... hey jay I don't think the key you're singing in matches the beat". it's not like Jay can do his super human mental writing and think of something else that would have made more sense... it would have taken him 5 minutes to think of something else... If even that....

Also, before people start hating on the 10001 remixes we will probably get from this song (I've personally heard about 4 already) saying that "people need to stop ripping off classic tracks...
Producers don't leave and extra full verse and hook part as an outro to a song for fun... they do it so people can jack the mp3, loop it and release their own version without having to wait for the next Armz CD to come out.

Let's hope Jay's DOA DOES in fact bring the Death to a lot of sub par autotune careers and allow people to fall back on the effect for a bit... I've been hearing A&R's saying "no more autotune" since last year anyways... so FALL BACK!!!!

Jay do us all a favor and make another one call D.O.O.R. - Death of overrated "rappers"

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

The industry is buzzin once again!

As most of you know Sic Osyrus has been working very hard to get his name known through his diligent work ethic. Sic Osyrus has had a stellar year thus far, and it's getting better by the day. This 'Off The Radar' feature in July's issue of The Source (which gets released nationwide) is an extra special look because of the 'Power 30' feature which is the best selling issue consistently every year for the mag, print is about 400k nationwide.

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

What do YOU Think about J Atty?

What does everybody think about this guy J Atty? I want to see comments on this one!

May 30, 2009

Fiyah Marshall and the Brill Building

I was unexpectedly chillin in KMA Studio last night with Bermuda artist, Fiyah Marshall, and his manager. We kicked it for a bit and I was filling him in on some ASCAP info... check Fiyah Marshall's video below - he's on his way!!

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 26, 2009

New Music- Sic Osyrus 'Make Moves ' Produced by Drawzilla (Off 'Sic O Nomics' 3 Hosted by Bedtyme357








May 24, 2009

B.L.O.C.K. Report: Street Journal Vol. 6

The sixth installment of the B.L.O.C.K. Report: Street Journal DVD is here and features videos of the Block Exchange family: RH Bless, Cess Wonder, Preech and Duss Smittoooo. That's not all, the DVD is packed with exclusive footage of D Block's video shoot in Crooklyn with cameos by Jadakiss, Sheek and Styles P as well as legends Pete Rock, Kid Capri and Jaz-O. Can't forget to mention interviews with Naughty By Nature's Treach, the Trakdealaz and so many more. Check out the trailer.
B.L.O.C.K. Report: Street Journal Vol. 6

May 23, 2009

Shout Compilation plus rare battle footage!

Here go some shout outs, pics and BATTLE FOOTAGE ! I def show love to the ones who contributed! I don't usually partake in events like "beat battles" but I had to get it out of my system!

May 21, 2009

Rebel Starr is Opening for Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane out in MD this summer!

It looks like Rebel Starr is doin some big things this summer...

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

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

BIG Stone Temple Pilot Announcement plus some One Stop Shop pics

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


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



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)


iStandard is Coming Back to Philly! You heard it from Rhythm J first!

At this point, if you are in Philly and are a serious artist or producer.. and you don't know about this event which has come back to the city of Brotherly Love consistently and has always been bigger than the last time - then you must be new to this music stuff...

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

So here I am chillin in front of a computer... white shirt and tie looking all Corporate America... and I'm finishing up getting ready for the One Stop Shop Producer Conference that lifts off in just about about 12 more hours...

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 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