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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lonestarrmuzik is a Hip-Hop based music producer from you guest it, Dallas, Texas. He is a veteran that has produced for some of our favorite artists. He has laced tracks for 2 Chainz, Lil Xan, DJ Luke Nasty, Ras Kass, G Unit, Dion Primo, Gorilla Zoe, BET and many more. As of recent he has signed a deal to be an in house producer for super producer Symbolic One.
KEYZdashSHAWN is an up and coming Music Producer out of Dallas, Texas. The iStandard Showcase finalist has made a big name for himself locally by producing for many Dallas artists. His music is not just limited to Texas though. It has been heard worldwide. He is responsible for programming the drums for Janet Jackson’s “State of The World” Tour. He also co-produced the song entitled “Battlefield” for the movie “The Great Wall” staring Leonardo Decaprio.
Freddie Bruno is a Music Producer, Sound Designer, Song Writer and former Rapper based out of Dallas, Texas. He is apart of the Hip Hop Collective Deepspace5. As a rapper he has released a couple albums entitled “The Ballpoint Composer” and “Hold Music”. As a producer, he has a placement on BET’s show “Tales”, is an iStandard Dallas Showcase Winner and now designing sounds for Native Instruments. You can find sounds that he built on Sounds.com.
Shroom is a Music Producer, Audio Engineer and Sound Designer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is a SAE graduate that has not let his location stifle his career. He has worked with some industry legends like Mobb Deep, Styles P, Pusha T, Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, Wu Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, Shyheim and Cappadonna. The list goes on. Shroom is also known for his high quality sample libraries that you can find on producedbyshroom.com.
Brown Royal is an 18 years old high school senior that is on the fast track to becoming one of the industry’s elite music producers. The Dallas native is the iStandard Beast Of The Beats Showcase Winner of 2016 and has been Co-signed by some heavy hitters like S1 and Sikwitit. He has worked with Snow Tha Product and has many placements in the works.
QB Da Problem is a platinum selling producer from the small town of Corpus Christi, TX. The sample based producer has made a number of soulful bangers for some of our favorite emcees. He has worked with legends like 50 Cent, AZ, Planet Asia, Lloyd Banks, Joe Budden, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Houston rapper Mayalino and many more. You may even know him from his appearances in the Red Bull Big Tune Battles. The Corpus Christi, Texas (same town as Selena) native spreads his wisdom and knowledge about the production game. He talks about his legacy in his hometown, his relationship with Sikwitit, the advantages of producing for independent artists vs. signed artist, how he spoke his first placement with 50 Cent into existence and we even snuck in some Blazer-Lakers talk. He did a really great job of giving gems for all producers of all levels. This is a must listen.
Nate OG Detroit is a producer, DJ and Poet from you guest it, Detroit. The Motown producer is making a name for himself with his work ethic and soulful beats. He is an in house producer for GFG Entertainment and has been co-signed by DRUGS Beats. He has worked with C-Ray Walz, Faze The Blue Lagoon, Leaf Erikson, Detroit Mixo, Philosophy Cole and many more.
Kreative Villains is a Hip-Hop and R&B Production duo based out of Atlanta, Georgia. They consist of Black, who is a producer that is classically trained at the piano and 3D who is not only a producer but serves as an engineer and songwriter. These guys are on the fast track to becoming household names. The have worked with Kanye West, Cyhi Da Prince, Mannie Fresh, Kevin Gates and many more.
Bangallure is a Music Producer, Writer and Audio Engineer based out of the South New Jersey/ Philly area. He comes from a long line musicians in his family, and continues to carry the torch. He has produced for artists such as DITC, Fat Joe, K Michelle, AbLiva, Fabolous, Fred The Godson, Ron Browz, Freeway Young Chris, Big Ooh, and many more.
Mark Cooper who is ½ of the production duo Sound Proof is a Music Producer and Nerdcore Artist based out Detroit, Michigan. You may recognize him. He has performed at some of the top Comic-Cons around the country. The iStandard Beat Showcase winner is set to release a webseries and album entitled “I Am Player One”. You can also hear his instrumental albums "Car Tunes vol. 1-3".
J57 is a music artist, producer, sound designer and independent label owner from Brooklyn, New York. There’s just not much this guy can’t do. The Brown Bag Allstar is well on his way to greatness. How can you tell, ask his mentor DJ Premier. He has produced tracks for Method Man, Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Large Professor, Joel Ortiz and many more.
Jumbo Beatz is a Music Producer and Audio Engineer based out of the Philadelphia area. The veteran producer has been a pillar in the Philly Hip-Hop scene for a while. He has worked with a lot of prominent Philly artists like Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss, Freeway, Memphis Bleek, Neefbucks, Young Chris, Peedie Crack, Joey Jihad and many more.