Swizz Beatz Challenges Timbaland to Continue ‘The Smoke’ via Album

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A year ago when Nas said, “I’m with the smoke” producers and beatmakers alike rejoiced over a battle between the mega-producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Visit for more information But wait there’s more! Could there an album battle in the works? For any person who creates music, certain producers have a signature style. Swizz […]

A-Lex Releases Layers, Vol. 1. Debuts ‘Goals’ ft. Musiq Soulchild


Layers Vol. 1 is a collaborative album that resembles the format of projects by DJ Khaled with feature-based content. Here A-Lex showcases his talents as both an artist and a producer. Layers represents the power that’s created when people come together. You might be strong alone but you’re still just one person. When you come […]

28-year-Old DJ Avicii’s Cause of Death an Apparent Suicide

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The family of DJ Avicii issued a second statement on Thursday regarding the DJ-Producer’s cause of death which turns out to be an apparent suicide. DJ Avicii whose real name is Tim Bergling was found dead in a hotel room in Oman. An official police report is said to be coming in the next few […]

Prolific Producer Knxwledge Releases New ‘Gladwemet’ EP


The producer behind the beat for Kendrick Lamar’s track “Momma” from the Grammy Award-winning To Pimp A Butterfly album and one half of NxWorries with Anderson .Paak is the producer based out of Los Angeles by way of New Jersey that goes by the name of Knxwledge. Today he released a brand new EP entitled […]

The Alchemist Drops New EP ‘Lunch Meat’ This Friday

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Veteran producer The Alchemist, known for his works with Mobb Deep, Dilated Peoples, Eminem, various LOX members and Nas, has a production portfolio as long and as impressive as anyone to ever touch an MPC. Managing to keep a consistent relevance in hip-hop spanning decades has proven to be a tough chore for even the […]

Apollo Brown On The Difference Between a Beat Maker and a Producer

Beat making and producing can often be viewed as the same thing. In the below video, Detroit producer Apollo Brown breaks down his thoughts on the difference between the two and working a regular day job until 2010 before signing a production deal with Mello Music Group (home to the likes of Oddisee, L’Orange, Mr. Lif). […]

J. Cole to Produce PBS Series “Raising Bertie”

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J. Cole is teaming up with filmmaker Margaret Byrne to place the spotlight on three black men growing up in rural North Carolina. Visit for more information The new docuseries Raising Bertie will follow Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell from a point-of-view perspective in their native Bertie County, an […]

On The Rise: Josh X Releases Mixtape, “AMOUR aka THE PRELUDE – I AM JOSH X”


Today [March 1st], KSR Group’s singer/songwriter/musician and producer JOSH X will be releasing his anticipated 10-song new mixtape, “Amour aka The Prelude – I Am Josh X” as a free download for his fans via his website, Visit for more information JOSH X, Stevie Wonder’s latest protege’ currently has the #21 R&B song […]

Kronic: The Australian Producer / DJ taking America by storm

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Australian DJ / Producer / Party Starter Kronic is currently taking America and much of the world by storm. With his track ‘Push’ with Savage and the Far East Movement in the new Fast & Furious 8 movie and being featured during the halftime broadcast in this year’s Super Bowl, 2017 promises to be yet […]

Prowla: One of Australia’s First Great Emcee / Producers

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Few people in Hip Hop in Australia command such respect off name alone as emcee / producer Prowla. His name represents quality over everything else and is a testament to itself that he is still being talked about until today. Not only one of Australia’s first great solo emcees out of Melbourne, Prowla has over […]

On The Rise: For DJ Young Music, Failure Simply Isn’t an Option


At the age of 19, most young adults are barely thumbing through their possibilities with no clue as to what they’ll be doing next week, let alone for the rest of their lives. Visit for more information But for D.C.’s DJ Young Music, the notion is immaterial. “The first time I ever deejayed was at a […]

Australian Production Wiz M-Phazes Prepares New Album

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Australian producer M-Phazes originally hails from the Gold Coast (Queensland) and now calls Melbourne home. His style is best described as a combination of neo-soul and boom bap with a modern twist. Drawing inspiration from the likes of J Dilla, DJ Premier and Kanye West, M-Phazes has created an original sound that is uniquely his own. […]