The Art Of The Production Album


The Nas classic Illmatic showed how you can hand pick an all-star line up of producers to craft a soundscape that can perfectly fit the picture that the lyricist is trying to make. But what happens when a producer tries to do the same and assemble a line up of different rappers to make their […]

J Dilla’s “The Look” Streams From Upcoming Re-release of Jay Love Japan

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Ma Dukes is the illest—especially if you’re a J Dilla fan. The mother of the late, great rapper has steadily dropped his unreleased material over the past several years, including Dillatronic in October. Visit for more information The latest leaked posthumous track, “The Look,” comes from the upcoming re-release of Jay Love Japan, one of many since […]

For Producers Only: “Behind The Boards” Podcast

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Podcasts have emerged as the new way people consume entertainment and news. Podcasting has given a platform to emerging talent and have helped talent maintain a strong presence in the ever-changing landscape of media. It has also helped niche audiences have a place where the issues or topics they are interested in are catered to. […]

iStandard Hosts “Boot Camp” For Music Producers

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This past weekend (November 13-15) iStandard hosted their annual event in New York City dedicated to music producers. Visit for more information Presented by AKAI with sponsors such as Ableton and Monster Energy, Beat Camp featured a blend of workshops, panels and classroom discussions with a focus on producer branding/management, A&R meeting simulations, networking […]