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.
Theory Hazit is an music artist, producer and filmmaker from Winchester, Kentucky now residing in Portland, Oregon. He has released several albums of his own including Bless Your Food, Halftime Show, Extra Credit and many more. He is also an iStandard Producer Showcase Winner. His production credits include artists Redman, Kokaine, Masta Ace, Casual, Illmaculate, Onry Ozzborn, Braile, Libretto, Jabee and many more.
Samarei is a Music Producer, DJ, Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist from Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of Portland State University, where he studied music Composition. The iStandard Showcase winner has worked with artist and producers Illmaculate, J. Pinder, Luck One, Glenn Waco, Mic Capes, The Olympicks and past Beats Grind & Life guest Trox.
Lectirq is a Music Producer, Engineer, Remixer and Multi-Instrumentalist from the Philadelphia area. He has made a name for himself by collaborating with other EDM and House musicians and by joining the award-winning group Matrax. Since that time he has gone solo and has made music with pop artists Chase J, Trini Savah, past Beats Grind & Life guest The Symphony and many more.
Oscrowley is a Music Producer, Engineer, Songwriter and Musician out of South New Jersey. Over the years he has worked with talented musicians like Inflewence, Luke Whitherspoon, N8O, Rhymescenic, Kamiko Writes, Jay Todd, Ohenny Savant, Baby Blak and many more.
Evo is a Music Producer, Engineer and Multi Instrumentalist based out of the Philadelphia area. He is as versatile as they come because of his wide range of musical knowledge. Because of his ability to adapt, he has been able to play music with many artists and bands in many different genres. Over the years Evo has collaborated with Cardiak, Pop Wansel, Ken Lewis, Chill Moody, Kaydence, ESPN and many more.