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Beats Grind & Life Podcast with Syren

Beats Grind and Life is an interview based podcast for urban music producers like yourself. Each week a different inspirational producer comes on to chat with Syren, to provide valuable lessons, tips and advise so that you can take your music career to the next level.
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Nov 28, 2018

In this episode of Beats Grind & Life we revisit episodes 61-80.  We selected the best clips from producers Shroom, J57, Brown Royal and many more.  We collected "the best" quotes, recommendations and advise available.  This was a complicated and difficult process, but we thought it would be a great way to celebrate a milestone. These episodes are designed to be experienced as a whole, but this should be an easy and fun way to get most of the gems provided by the Beats Grind and Life guests.

Nov 7, 2018

In this episode of Beats Grind & Life we revisit episodes 41-60.  We selected the best clips from producers Darrell "Digga" Branch, Decap, Statik Selektah and many more.  We collected "the best" quotes, recommendations and advise available.  This was a complicated and difficult process, but we thought it would be a great way to celebrate a milestone. These episodes are designed to be experienced as a whole, but this should be an easy and fun way to get most of the gems provided by the Beats Grind and Life guests.

Oct 25, 2018

In this episode of Beats Grind & Life we revisit episodes 21-40. Here we provide a collection of some of "the best" quotes, recommendations and advise available. This was a complicated and difficult process, but we thought it would be a great way to celebrate a milestone. These episodes are designed to be experienced as a whole, but this should be an easy and fun way to get most of the gems provided by the Beats Grind and Life guests.

Oct 3, 2018

In this episode of Beats Grind & Life we revisit the first 20 episodes. Here we provide a collection of some of "the best" quotes, recommendations and advise available. This was a complicated and difficult process, but we thought it would be a great way to celebrate a milestone. These episodes are designed to be experienced as a whole, but this should be an easy and fun way to get most of the gems provided by the Beats Grind and Life guests.

Sep 12, 2018

Motif Alumni is a promising star within the music industry. He is ½ of the production duo Motif Alumni & Kas. But on his own, the New York Native has caught the attention of many artists and executives in the game. The Producer, Artist and Songwriter is an iStandard Beat Showcase winner and has been mentored by some legendary producers. His credits include: Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Pharoahe Monch, Lloyd Banks, O.C. Diamond D, Uncle Murda, Maino, Mysonne and many more.

Sep 5, 2018

Versatile Traxx is a Hip Hop music producer based out of Atlanta, GA. Originally from Minnesota, Versatile Traxx is a producer with a business degree from Philanders Smith College in Little Rock, AK. He has applied his knowledge of business to building his Beat Pharmacist brand online and in the streets. He has just released a loop kit entitled Melody Loops – Codeine Edition vol 1. His credits include Gucci Mane, KCamp, Project Pat, Joe Gifted, YSL Duke and many more.

Aug 29, 2018

Mitchell “The Innovator” Tillotson is a Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer and Song Writer representing the Baltimore/DC area. Currently residing in Orlando, the Full Sail graduate and Navy veteran is currently making ripples in the industry. As of now The Innovator is presently collaborating with some of the industry top producers. He is doing Audio Engineer work for Ayo The Producer and has just released a sound kit with past Beats Grind and Life Guest SoundOracle, entitled "The Art of Transition".

Aug 15, 2018

Logic Da Beatman is a Music Producer and Audio Engineer from Williamstown, NJ and based out of Philadelphia. They don’t call him 'Beatman' for nothing. He is a 3 time beat showcase winner and works out of Repercussion Studios. His credits include Shawn Smith, Ar Eb, OT the Real, Quilli, Atiba Halisi and many more.

Aug 8, 2018

Beya Dabisso is a Music Artist Producer and Songwriter originally from Paris, France. He is now based out of West Palm Beach, Florida. The South Florida producer has been establishing a name for himself with his imprint Mentally Rich Creators. Right now you can check out his new single “Say Why” featuring Jeremie Odjo. His production credit including King Los and Malc Stewy.

Aug 1, 2018

Vohn is a Music Producer, Songwriter and Artist hailing from Dallas, Tx., now residing in Los Angeles. The son of Super Producer Symbolic 1 has been busy making his own mark in the music industry. The Dove Award winner has just released a project entitled Journey To Pluto, where he displays all sides of his creativity. His Production credits include Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5’9, Lecrae, Denzel Curry, Bobby Sessions and many more.

Jul 25, 2018

ReezyTunez is a Hip-Hop and R&B Producer from the Dallas, Texas area. Like a lot of Dallas Producers he earned his name and reputation in beat battles. The iStandard Showcase winner is not just limited to battles though. He’s worked with producers and artist like his mentor, the legendary Rodney Jerkins, Tamar Braxton, Eric Bellinger and more. You may have also heard his music on the hit Fox TV shows 'Star' and 'Empire'.

Jul 18, 2018

HillProp97 is a Music Producer and Educator based out of the Baltimore, Maryland area. You might know him for his series of gear tutorials that he has released over the years. HillProp97 has a number of instrumental albums including "I Want My Daddy's Records," a dedication to his deceased father. His credits include Sam Poetry.

Jul 11, 2018

Kris Karz is an all-around talented music producer that specializes in Hip-Hop, R&B and Dancehall. The iStandard beat showcase winner is based out of Miami, but is from Manchester, Jamaica. Kris is the owner of Kngly Studios and is the creator of the series Kngly Live, which you can check on YouTube. Recently he scored the film “Half Dead” and worked with artists Dria, Tamika J, Dylan Golden, King Charlz and many more.

Jul 4, 2018

Ski Beatz is a Hip-Hop Music Producer from Greensboro, NC now representing Brooklyn, NY. He started off as a rapper and was discovered by the legendary DJ Clark Kent. The former Original Flavor rapper is now a legendary Producer that has crafted beats for Jay-Z, Camp-Lo, Fat Joe, Sporty Thievz, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Ras Kass, Curren$y, Mos Def and many more.

Jun 27, 2018

Chris “Mayday” Rucks is the author of the highly praised book entitled “Don’t Make Beats Like Me”. A book that serves as a guide for music producers, designed to give a competitive advantage to anyone serious about creating long-term success in the music industry. The former beatmaker is also the director of a music production community, and a senior member of a music licensing company.

Jun 20, 2018

Beat Butcha is a well-rounded producer out of the United Kingdom. The Spread of Infection crew member is as versatile as they come. His impressive resume includes Rick Ross, Big Boi of Outkast, Jadakiss, Dave East, Ne-Yo, Nipsey Hussle, Styles P, Sean Price and many more. He is also well known for his best selling drum and sound kits that he has released. Right now you can pick up his latest drum kit ‘Dangerous Fireworks’ exclusively on drumbroker.com

Jun 13, 2018

Chuck LaWayne is a Music Producer based out of Harlem, NY. He didn’t start off as a music producer though. Like many, Chuck had a hoop dream and was a division 1 basketball recruit out of High School. As his dream of basketball faded, his love for music grew. He spent his college years perfecting his craft of making beats. Today he has many placements with artists like Lloyd Banks, Daz Dillinger, J Prezi, Craig G, Slim Calhoun and many more.

May 30, 2018

Oh Gosh Leotus is a Music Producer and Audio Engineer from San Bernardino, CA. He is a representative of Chill Palace, a crew of music producers. He has released a few beat tapes including "Blap Attack" with past Beats Grind & Life guest Nabeyin. His production credits include artist like Murs, LeToya Luckett, Curtiss King, Trizz, Ruslan and many more.

May 23, 2018

Atlas The Plug is a contributing figure within the Hip Hop Production community, and he does not make beats. The former aspiring singer is now the founder of the website BeatThread.com. That is just one of the many things he has going for him. He is also the Vice President and A&R of Roseville Music Group. He's a Co-Founder of KitSoHard.com and the creator of The True Masters Show, a showcase for Producers, Emcees and Dancers. Atlas serves as the Co-Host of the top music production podcast, Blap Chat with super producer Illmind. If that’s not enough, he is the manager of past Beats Grind & Life guest Jae Lee, formally known as Jay Two.

May 16, 2018

Rev. Shines is a legendary DJ, Radio Host and Producer from Portland, Oregon.  He is the DJ for the Hip Hop group Lifesavas. Rev. Shines is well known for his vinyl collection and travels around the world to stockpile rare gems. He is the guy that Questlove of The Roots credits for building his record collection. As a producer he just released a 12’ single with one of the industry’s top emcee’s Conway the Machine, entitled "Grimey Shit".

May 9, 2018

The Amazing SB or also known as Purple Seven God is a Music Producer/ Beatmaker native to Corona Queens. He is the CEO of Audio Narcos. Not only is he proficient at the art of beatmaking, but he also works for iStandard Producers as the Social Media Brand Specialist and Recruiter. His productions credits include Lloyd Banks, Joell Ortiz, Sean Price, Meyham Lauren, Chris Rivers and many more.

Apr 25, 2018

The S.U.IC.I.D.E. Squad is a Trio of Music Producers from the Boston area. The Squad consists of Jon Glass, Eddie Random and Melks. Together they have put together an impressive resume which features Token, Joyner Lucas, Passionate MC, Team Backpack, Reks, Chino XL, NinoMan and many more. This April they are expected to release their debut beat tape entitled 9 Rounds, which will be available on their website.

Apr 18, 2018

The Ambiance is a budding Music Producer and Music Engineer hailing from Miami, Florida. The iStandard Showcase winner also graduated from SAE, where he graduated at the top of his class. He has been an in-house Engineer for a couple studios, including Cool and Dre Studio in Miami. His production credits include Fat Joe, Ace Hood, Nino Brown of We The Best and many more.

Apr 11, 2018

Premise is a Music Producer that is from Philadelphia. He is a well-rounded producer that has mastered the art of combining old and new school elements into his music. He has worked with many legendary artists like Kool Keith and Freeway. He has also lend a hand in crafting beats for Mac Miller, Capadonna of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ca$his, Pacewon, Hi-Rez, Komplex and many more. If that is not enough, Premise also serves as a Senior Executive for the company build for producers, iStandard.

Apr 4, 2018

The Frontrunnaz are a production and songwriting duo, which consists of Chris and Dria Thornton. Not only is the Florida based pair partners in the studio, but they are also partners in life. They are married. The one time Dove Award Nominees are creating a long lasting legacy as they have worked with some of the industries best. They have created music with Logic, Symbolic One, Young Thug, Focus…, Rick Ross, Lecrae, Meek Mill, Mobb Deep, Mark Byrd, Ray J, Tech 9 and many more.

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