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 - http://www.touchnewyorkcity.com/)

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: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?n1zj2nmdtfn


"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.blogspot.com

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: www.nyrhymeexchange.blogspot.com

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.