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

May 3, 2009

MPC2000 and SP1200 flashdrives??!?!??

Wwwoooow, these are dope to me... anyone else agree??

These are comin out June 12th!!! Plus you can preorder now!

Shouts to Alkota!

May 2, 2009

BBK's second release KLIC

Make sure you go get the BBK's second release KLIC.. Now Avaliable May1st 2009 for Digital Download at iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster &

You will receive 2 Free Mixtapes with proof of your purchase.

Send Proof to
God Bless...
Remember.. We do this for You...

All tracks Produced By AOK (music producer of & CEO Of LDE)

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