Sep 24, 2010
The Roundtable: Math Hoffa talks about getting love from Busta, Method Man & Q-Tip, slapping Tone Trump & his position in Maino v. Bunky SA beef
Aug 25, 2010
Stream/Download: R.H.Bless "Speaks for Itself"
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
Check out this new track from NYB artist D. Chamberz (@DChamberz_SCH). The track is entitled "Coney Island Warrior" and has been going crazy in the streets and about to take over the mainstream!!!! D. Chamberz is known for being able to relate to a wide audience with the passion and realness in his lyrics. The track is produced by Che Boogy who is known for his work with NYB artist Cortez. This new song is being picked up quick by DJs. several independent radio stations, blogs, and is a good indication that the future is bright for New York.
Download: D. Chamberz - Coney Island Warrior (prod. by Che Boogy)
Aug 16, 2010
Probably one of the dopest videos I've personally seen by an unsigned artist.
Who's an Indy artst from NY and shoots a video in Aruba??? (unless they live there already) big shout out to Clap Cognac, Gilat Weiman.
Video was directed by Kurt Williamson
Aug 9, 2010
Set to Release August 21st! The first D.U.I. which stands for (Dreams Under the Influence) was release almost a year ago. "DUI 2: Court Date" is the sequel CD.
Aug 4, 2010
Producer, singer, and entertainer Jimi Kendrix is warming up the streets with his first mixtape Under New Management. While he's known for producing platinum hits for Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Bone Thugs, and Ja Rule, Jimi has been creeping on the scene as a singer over the past few years. After lacing hooks for AZ, Styles P, Busta Rhymes, and Big Noyd, Jimi felt encouraged to start crafting full songs and begin working on his first solo project. Under New Management highlights his groundwork as a hook and song writer besides some of your favorite artists, as well as some of his solo songs. Enjoy this tape a warm up to the main dish which drops next month - Sitting in a Tuxedo on Top of a Mountain. Thanks for the support and we'll see you on the mountain next month.
Download: Under New Management
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As a producer for this album, as well as the main mixer on this project, I am proud of this review and it just goes to show that hard work pays off sometimes.
Shouts to Amir Sa'id for the Article:
Nico The Beast's album, The Beast Within, opens with a question: "Are you a talker or a doer?" Fortunately for fans of non-watered down hip hop/rap music, Nico's an aggressive "doer." In fact, the entire offering plays out like the journal of a hard-nose man who's lived it, and more poignantly, lived thru it.
On the track, "You Mean Everything" (beat by Rhythm J), an incredibly emotional and painful track, Nico uses a hushed delivery (something that works here, but shouldn't be repeated) to drop a wrenching recounting of the loss of his infant song. And Nico's vocals are made whole by Rhythm J's haunting instrumental, which taps the essence of the doo wop era, with searing touch and mastery. This song embodies musical artistry, and presents Nico in its finest moment. It also gives notice that the rest of the album is worthy of a close listen.
The rest of the article can be read here:
Always give props to the original site!!
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Download: Nico the Beast - The Beast Within
Purchase on iTunes
Get 2 Free tracks on Bandcamp
Full Album mixed by Rhythm J
Jun 20, 2010
Download: Do You Think Abut Me (Remix)
Download: Release Exhibit A Remix
Download: Destiny Calling
Tracks Mixed by Rhythm J
From doing tracks with Dblock, working with one of the hottest up and coming producers "Jus Kev", and recently just released his debut album called "Patron & Kush Experience after releasing countless mixtapes.
He has a single that was just released called "Pop a Band" and it's picking up a lot of heat in the club and internet radio. Infact he just opened up for Fabolous a few weeks ago, and is set to open up for Red Cafe next.
Download: Los Lee - Pop a Band
Jun 17, 2010
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This is the lead single from iStandard's newest client Sonye Elise called 'We Heard' (ReTweet) off of her new mixtape dropping June 14th through Coast2CoastMixtapes.com entitled 'Lady Rebel'. Sonyae is signed to Midi Mafia's production company, as you know Midi produced 50's '21 Questions, Fantasia's 'When I see you' and most recently Justin Bieber's smash 'Bigger'.
Download: Sonyae Elise 'We Heard' (Retweet)
Oh yea... and she's looking for beats too.... iStandardProducers.com Members only!
Jun 7, 2010
Artwork by WLee Graphics
If you like YouTube Better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaOzo_kie0I
Jun 6, 2010
May 26, 2010
One of the most talked about and anticipated releases on June 22nd isn't just Em's Recovery Album, but Nico the Beast's The Beast Within which is slated to drop on what should otherwise be called "real lyrics Tuesday"
Above is the official artwork by BlackTagMedia (http://www.blackaigmedia.com/)
Here are the tracks that are buzzing right now that need to add to your iTunes ASAP!
Download: Wake the Beast (prod Vanderslice)
Download: RADIO EDITS
Download: Frank Ramz & Shortman Score - "Down In The Bx"
May 20, 2010
Wyld Stylaz stands for being unpredictable and "Wyld", yet stylish and classy at the same time. Example, The industry is like a deck of Uno cards & Wyld Stylaz are defined to be the Wyld Cardz, with the ability to be/produce anything at any moment (All types of Music)! This video/song simply tells the world that they too can do the same! Just "Get Wit it" and live your life to the fullest!
Apr 29, 2010
RIZ has been busy these days. This Harlem native has been studio bound creating singles, for his upcoming mixtape to be released later this year. Pretty soon he'll be introducing joints with The Runners and French Montana. RIZ was discovered by Zach Katz, founder of Beluga Heights (Sean Kingston), Will Selby (Sha Stimuli), and David da Jeweler. Both 50 Cent and Sha Money XL were public cosigners for RIZ, with Sha serving as the executive producer for his first project. This street smash Sky High, Sky Fly was produced by Deejay Pain 1 from Wisconsin. Most have recognized Pain for his production credits for Young Jeezy, Stat Quo, Webstar, Yo Gotti, Rich Boy, and Chamillionaire. Other producers that have collaborated with RIZ include Swizz Beatz, JR Rotem, and Hi-Tek. Look for out for the video of Sky High, Sky Fly dropping next. The video was shot in Harlem at the Vault clothing store.
Download: "I'M GUCCI" feat Yo Gotti
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Here is another banger from Harrisburg's Capitol Kid, J. Monday dubbed “Memories” - we all have them - you hate some of them and you love some of them, but they make us who we are. Listen in to J. Monday reminisce on Hip-Hop, his first time rhyming on a stage and personal trials and tribulations.
Download: J. Monday "Memories"
Follow J Monday on Twitter: @TheCapitalKid
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NEW MUSIC: SPIT SUPREME - QUICKSTRIKE 2 - FT. SAV KILLZ, DONNY GOINES, AKROBATIK, REEF THE LOST CAUZE,
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From Athlete, Rapper, Producer, 19 year old Vel is a young man of many talents. Born and raised in Chesapeake, VA, Vel was inspired to rap by his older brother who is a big name in the local VA Hip Hop scene. Vel first used music as fuel on the football field before every game, and soon enough he went from writing songs over industry beats, to hit records over original beats from big producers that offered to work with Vel because of his enormous talent. Word about his talent spread so quickly that he put himself on a 7 city tour and was rocking out from city to city!
Download: I'm Back, But I Never Left
Mar 11, 2010
Pinks is back with his latest offering "MaziPorschaRari".
The Queens bred MC continues his "0 10 owe me list" this time taking down the "Beamer, Benz,or Bentley" beat remade by NoSide. Stay on the look out for more material from Pinks with that new & improved Twenty Ten flow.
Also attached for those that missed it is Pinks' "Popular Demand" freestyle.
Download: Popular Demand freestyle
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Featuring: Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Serius Jones, Mike Knox, Clap Cognac & More!
Track 1- ‘Go Girl Remix’ Prod by The Letter C (istandardproducers.com/the_
Track 2- Cousin Curtis ‘You Just Want The Money’ Prod by TR Productions (istandardproducers.com/TR_
Track 3- 50, Eminem, Lloyd Banks ‘Who Run It Remix’ Prod by Audio Narcotics (istandardproducers.com/audio_
Track 4- Serius Jones ‘Oh Baby’ Prod by Ceaser (istandardproducers.com/ceasar
Track 5- LandLord, Gcode42o, O Smooth, Ed Mac ‘My Paypa’ Prod by Roger Dat (istandardproducers.com/roger_
Track 6- Escobanton ‘Take A Ride Wit Me’ Prod by Shomari (istandardproducers.com/
Track 7- Young Bonez ‘Ya Worst Nightmare’ Prod by Young Roc (istandardproducers.com/young_
Track 8- Mike Knox ‘Let It Rock’ Prod by Cardiak (istandardproducers.com/
Track 9- One L1fe ‘About You’ Prod by The Breaks (istandardproducers.com/the_
Track 10- Kamose ‘Jam Packed’ Prod by Dakota (istandardproducers.com/dakota
Track 11- Jay-Z and Nas ‘Success’ RMX Prod by Street Orchestra (istandardproducers.com/
Track 12- Daniel Joseph ‘Slow Down’ Prod by DJ MentPlus (istandardproducers.com/dj_
Track 13- Mike Swift ft. J Hon ‘Do You’ Prod by Paro Paro Beatz (istandardproducers.com/paro_
Track 14- V.I.Kings ‘Backstroke’ Prod by The Equalizers (istandardproducers.com/
Track 15- Scatta Free, Feed, Divine Drummah ‘Yaself’ Prod by Divine Drummah (istandardproducers.com/
Track 16- Prodigy ‘Keep It Thoro’ RMX Prod by Shabeatz (istandardproducers.com/
Track 17- Twin Gambino & G.O.D. Pt. 3 ‘Kings from Queens’ Prod by Vandersclice (istandardproducers.com/
Track 18- ‘Something's Going On’ F/ Carter Woodz Prod. by Nachural (istandardproducers.com/
Track 19- Mr. Focus 'The Future’ Prod by Daren Joseph (istandardproducers.com/daren_
Track 20- Dean Gray ‘Stay or Go’ Prod by Jemex (istandardproducers.com/jemex)
Track 21- Eminem ‘My Name Is’ RMX Prod by AleGory (istandardproducers.com/
Track 22- Kyle ‘So Long’ Prod by DN8 Productions (istandardproducers.com/dn8_
Track 23- Clap Cognac ‘Like I Said’ Prod Rhythm J (istandardproducers.com/
Track 24- David Jackson 'Supa Swagg' Produced by Nuthin Under A Million (www.istandardproducers.com/
For more Info on iStandard go to www.iStandardProducers.comDownload: The Beast of the Beats III Mixtape
Mar 5, 2010
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The great producer winners from Beast of the Beats III are featured in this production gem
Beast of The Beats III Mixtape
Track 1- ‘Go Girl Remix’ Prod by The Letter C (istandardproducers.com/the_letter_c)
Track 2- Cousin Curtis ‘You Just Want The Money’ Prod by TR Productions (istandardproducers.com/TR_Productions)
Track 3- 50, Eminem, Lloyd Banks ‘Who Run It Remix’ Prod by Audio Narcotics (istandardproducers.com/audio_narcotics_beatz)
Track 4- Serius Jones ‘Oh Baby’ Prod by Ceaser (istandardproducers.com/ceasar)
Track 5- LandLord, Gcode42o, O Smooth, Ed Mac ‘My Paypa’ Prod by Roger Dat (istandardproducers.com/roger_dat)
Track 6- Escobanton ‘Take A Ride Wit Me’ Prod by Shomari (istandardproducers.com/shomari)
Track 7- Young Bonez ‘Ya Worst Nightmare’ Prod by Young Roc (istandardproducers.com/young_roc)
Track 8- Mike Knox ‘Let It Rock’ Prod by Cardiak (istandardproducers.com/cardiak_mr_no_free_beatz)
Track 9- One L1fe ‘About You’ Prod by The Breaks (istandardproducers.com/the_breaks)
Track 10- Kamose ‘Jam Packed’ Prod by Dakota (istandardproducers.com/dakota)
Track 11- Jay-Z and Nas ‘Success’ RMX Prod by Street Orchestra (istandardproducers.com/street_orchestra_productions)
Track 12- Daniel Joseph ‘Slow Down’ Prod by DJ MentPlus (istandardproducers.com/dj_mentplus)
Track 13- Mike Swift ft. J Hon ‘Do You’ Prod by Paro Paro Beatz (istandardproducers.com/paro_paro_beats)
Track 14- V.I.Kings ‘Backstroke’ Prod by The Equalizers (istandardproducers.com/equalizers)
Track 15- Scatta Free, Feed, Divine Drummah ‘Yaself’ Prod by Divine Drummah (istandardproducers.com/divine_drummah)
Track 16- Prodigy ‘Keep It Thoro’ RMX Prod by Shabeatz (istandardproducers.com/shabeatz)
Track 17- Twin Gambino & G.O.D. Pt. 3 ‘Kings from Queens’ Prod by Vandersclice (istandardproducers.com/vanderslice)
Track 18- ‘Something's Going On’ F/ Carter Woodz Prod. by Nachural (istandardproducers.com/nachural)
Track 19- Mr. Focus 'The Future’ Prod by Daren Joseph (istandardproducers.com/daren_joseph)
Track 20- Dean Gray ‘Stay or Go’ Prod by Jemex (istandardproducers.com/jemex)
Track 21- Eminem ‘My Name Is’ RMX Prod by AleGory (istandardproducers.com/alegory)
Track 22- Kyle ‘So Long’ Prod by DN8 Productions (istandardproducers.com/dn8_productions)
Track 23- Clap Cognac ‘Like I Said’ Prod Rhythm J (istandardproducers.com/rhythmj)
Track 24- David Jackson 'Supa Swagg' Produced by Nuthin Under A Million (www.istandardproducers.com/nuthin_under_a_million)
For more Info on iStandard go to www.iStandardProducers.com
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Song was produced by Drawzilla for Inasirkl Music Group
Video was directed, produced and edited by Infmega
Feb 6, 2010
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It takes a talented artist to shine brighter than New York City’s lights. Duss Smittoooo is just that artist. Smitty’s new mixtape, Under the City Lights, showcases his creative flow and wordplay. Introduced to us by DJ Saw, the Block Exchange wordsmith goes in over this 17-track heater. If you haven’t heard of Duss Smittoooo up to this point, you will know who he is after you come from Under the City Lights.
- DJ Saw Intro
- Get Tore Up Under City Lights ft. RH Bless
- Hold Up
- I Ain’t Looking Back
- Stack It Up ft. Paragon & Poppa Sim
- If You Leave Me Now
- DJ Saw Has Something to Say
- Change Stoppers ft. Push Montana & RH Bless
- My Brother’s Keeper
- Roll Call ft. Poppa Sim
- You Miss Me ft. Ox
- DJ Saw Take Over Time
- Red Light
- Get Loose ft. RH Bless
- Look at My Life
- DJ Saw Outro
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(Wipes forehead) If you don't know now you know - Nico the Beast is a force to be reckoned with!
For the first time since 2005, Nico the Beast slowed the assembly line of punishing, technically flawless lines released on a consistent basis to his growing fanbase. A near fatal car crash in April of 2009, which resulted in the loss of a dear friend, put Nico in a temporary holding pattern. Nonetheless, five days after the accident and not even two days home from the hospital, he was back on stage with one good leg supporting him, wowing the Philadelphia hip hop community through sheer will.
The message was clear: not even a brief visit with death would stop him from his passion.
Barely a month after the accident, he was performing in Miami with The Rap Pack and flew home just in time to witness the birth of his third child and first son Domenic Zarrella Jr. Though the physical and psychological toll of the trauma hadn’t worn off from the crash, a new child appeared to bring light to a rebuilding man.
Sadly, Domenic Zarrella Jr. passed away without warning, not even 8 weeks old, from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). We all stopped everything. Suddenly, music meant nothing. It still has been hard to stay motivated because all our hearts and prayers are with the entire Zarrella family almost five months later.
But the Beast survives and endures. Though he’s been relatively quiet to the public, he has been laboring away in the studio as always, for therapeutic purposes, sure, but also to prove something: he is never satisfied. Even recently, before Christmas, another close friend of his passed away prematurely from a rare heart disease (RIP Jamal Thomas). Death keeps calling, but Nico keeps walking. He has no other choice but to shine for himself, his family, and his close friends who have held him down for years.
These few tracks give you an idea of what happened recently, and is what happening next to South Philly’s finest rhymer - all records mixed by Rhythm J
Never Stop (prod by Korn Swagger) : A call to arms, a future showstopper, dare we say “anthem” produced by iStandard Producer finalist Korn Swagger of North Philadelphia.
Make Believe ft. Vixion (prod by Vanderslice) : An introspective converstaion with God on the past year, the aftermath of tragedy still in his sights, with an accent of Vixion on the hook. Produced by industry vet Vanderslice.
Wake The Beast (prod by Vanderslice) : Right for the jugular. No bones about it — just vicious “come see me” ish. Don’t wake a sleeping giant, nor a beast.
Golden ft. Vixion (prod by Stupid Genius) : An uptempo potential crossover song warning current rappers to stay honest rather than exaggerate to get on. Produced by iStandard Producer vet Stupid Genius of Miami, who also handled “It’s Your Choice” from No Beast So Fierce.
We at Beat Garden THANK YOU for all the well wishes, prayers, and donations made to the Zarrella family and for your continued support of Nico the Beast’s music. Make sure you follow Nico on Twitter and check out his Reverb Nation page for more new music!
Props to BeatGarden
Jan 20, 2010
U.K. 'e-zine NoizeMakesEnemies.co.uk named Just Before Dawn's 2009 debut album, produced exclusively by The Breaks as one of the top albums of 2009!
The Breaks, Entertainment Inc.
Just Before Dawn is available NOW! Own one of Noize Makes Enemies BEST albums of 2009!
Coming Now and Soon from The Breaks in 2010:
Album - One L1Fe music page: http://www.myspace.com/
Wiskey Tango release: http://www.myspace.com/
Artist- Charlie Clips (DIPSET)
Title- ' FUGAZI '
Produced By Drawzilla (For Inasirkl Music Group)
Off Charlie Clips New Mixtape
'Fully Loaded Clip'
Jan 13, 2010
As a movie I grow up watching when I was 5 years old... innocently thinking this was a fun cartoon for little kids with some fun songs and colors - turned out to be the ultimate LSD and/ or Acid trip for anyone in that era.
Via LA Times:
Already remade into video game characters, the Beatles are now one step closer to getting the modern 3-D treatment. Director Robert Zemeckis has reportedly zeroed in on the cast for his computer animated take on the 1968 film "Yellow Submarine."
The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit has the details, revealing that Dean Lennox Kelly, a Brit who has appeared in a string of U.K. television programs, has been tabbed for John Lennon. Perhaps the biggest name to audiences on these shores with be "The Princess Bride's" Cary Elwes, who is targeted for George Harrison. Peter Serafinowicz, most recently in "Couples Retreat," is in line to portray Paul McCartney, and Adam Campbell is set for Ringo Starr.
Kit has more details on his blog, including side-by-side pictures of the new cast with their Beatles counterparts. Of the music in the film, he writes:
The Beatles tribute band the Fab Four will be motion-captured as the ensemble for the musical performance sequences though -- since actual Beatles music will be utilized (licensed from Sony/ATV and EMI-Capitol Records) -- they won't actually be performing the 16 songs used in the movie.
Those angling for a more real-life glimpse of a Beatle will want to find a way to worm their way into the Grammy Museum on Jan. 19, where Ringo will appear for an interview and brief performance. The event is sold out, and resale tickets on Craigslist are currently in the $140 range.
Jan 11, 2010
In Elite's own words via elitethatsme.com:
My goal with this project is to connect all the work I have done up until this point, so that those who are unfamiliar can get acquainted with my sound. For those of you who are familiar, I think you will really enjoy these Instrumentals. I didn't just mute the vocals, in some cases i completely remixed and rearranged the beats to give the listener a more dynamic experience.
Playground is one of my favorites, me and Cole recorded that during the early stages of "The Warm Up" but it didn't fit in with the final track listing. It's a great song though, and I'm happy to finally let you all hear it!
Holy Omen was featured on Omen's "Delayed" mixtape sampler, but it's my first real appearance on the mic, so I wanted to share it on this project as well. Expect a lot more of this in the future, and on my next mixtape (currently in progress) entitled "Elite That's Me".
I also decided to finally release The Original Version of Shootouts. Now you can hear for your self how I removed the sample and completely reworked the beat!
BLAQOUT DESIGN (cover design)
BY ANY MEANS (art direction)
REDIFINE BOUTIQUE (back cover illustration)
They all showed mad love please check them out, extreme talent all 3!!!
Jan 10, 2010
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52 Bars 52 Freestlyes in 52 Weeks!
Jan 3, 2010
Sinking With The Ship
D.O.E. C.I.G.A.P.O.M., Adversary, and Napoleon Da Legend
Directed by: Darren of R.Badwah & Murray Pictures
Produced by A Sesay
Download the EP
D.O.E. C.I.G.A.P.O.M.'s "Culture Shock 2012 A.D." the EP - Produced A. Sesay
Available for free download on January 12th, 2010