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Audio: Reuben X – Refuse 2 Lose


[TULSA, OK] Reuben X is a lyrical hip-hop artist. He presents his craft with his latest single called REFUSE 2 LOSE. Throughout the track you hear Reuben X recite “Refuse To Lose, No One Remember’s Number 2’s”. By 1:06 there’s this beat switch up, that sounds pretty sweet. It reminds me from chopped and screwed track like something from Three 6 Mafia. Production by @Capcrunchbeats.

Reuben X draws inspiration from Tupac, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Texas Underground Artists that affiliate themselves with the Chooped and Screwed Movement. You can find REFUSE 2 LOSE on Reuben X’s first EP “Meet To Nice You“, which is set to release next year (2016). Be on the look out for more content from Reuben X by following all his social media links below:

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Upcoming Event: Nov 7-8 | iStandard Presents ‘Beat Camp’ and Producer Showcase in Texas

iStandard is proud to announce Beat Camp – Dallas, Nov 7 & 8, 2015 – Presented by AKAI & Powered by Monster Energy, Ableton at MediaTech Institute (13300 Branch View Ln, Dallas, TX 75234).

Beat Camp is a weekend-long event containing classroom discussions, panels, and workshops on topics such as – producer branding, management, networking & relationships, songwriter & producer synergy, sampling, live mixing sessions, and more – taught by producers/engineers with major credits and music business professionals.

Throughout the weekend representatives from various technology brands will be on hand showing their latest gear, as well as a Monster Energy lounge in which attendees can power up in between sessions. Nighttime activities include the iStandard Producer Showcase – Beat Camp Edition, Celebrity Beat Cyphers, “Behind The Rhymes” Interviews, iNfluence Awards, Special DJ Sets, and much more.

Vini Vegas will be in the lobby doing a LIVE broadcast from his show and doing interviews on site for Aug 22nd from 11-5pm.

PURCHASE ADVANCE EARLY BIRD PASSES TO BEAT CAMP Dallas (ENDS 11/1)

2-Day VIP Pass Includes – Access to all Beat Camp programming, 1-on-1 Critique w/ known producer- Free Download of WaveDNA’s Liquid Rhythm Intro ($49 MSRP), Food & Beverage, Gift Bag, Attendance to PM events* – $99

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2-Day General Pass Includes – Access to all Beat Camp Programming, Gift Bag (while supplies last) & Attendance to PM events* – $79

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To Submit to Nov 9th’s iStandard ‘Dallas Edition’ Producer Showcase at RBC 2617 Commerce St Dallas TX Click HERE (Showcase Slot includes a VIP pass to Beat Camp within shows registration fee)

Tentative Beat Camp Dallas Schedule (Subject To Change)

So far judges include Jay Oliver (Producer for Meek Mill, French Montana, Kirko Bangz, and more…), Oktober 1st (Former MMG producer for Young Jeezy, Triple C’s, and more…), and S1 (iStandard alum, Grammy Winning Multi Platinum Producer for Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Madonna, and more…) with more to be announced and special surprises…

Winner with the highest score will get a prize package consisting of a bundle IK Multimedia iOS Products, plus their renowned plug-in T-Racks Grand, iZotope’s Nectar Elements, a choice of Propellerhead Software (either Reason Essentials or ReCycle), Ableton Live 9 Intro, a Lifetime Subscription to iStandardProducers.com, promotional gear from Monster Energy, and more…

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Download: Brenton – The One Who Knocks Mixtape


brenton im cool photo[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Hip-Hop Artist Brenton recently released his official mixtape release for “The One Who Knocks“. The fifteen track mixtape is inspired by Oddisee, 9th Wonder, The Alchemist and others, as well as original production from J57, PCP Beatz and Elite Producers. And how about Breaking Bad? Right at the beginning in The One Who Knocks Intro you hear Walter White telling his wife Skylar that he’s danger and throughout the mixtape you hear snippets from the show. For this track: KNOCK IT OFF featuring Kris Kasanova on the track and amazing production by J57 from Brown Bag Allstars. Really diggin’ this slow 90’s style to KNOCK IT OFF. Boom-bap heads out there can vibe out to this. Brenton takes the first verse as Kris Kasanova closes it off with the second. Some of my favorite tracks we’re: I’M COOL (Inspired By 9th Wonder), FEELIN IT (Inspired By Jay-Z), LET THE BEAT DROP featuring Phil The Thrill (Inspired By Xaphoon Jones), and THE L-O-V-E Song (Inspired By Oddisee). This Brooklyn Native shows his roots by choosing tracks inspired by artist from that state. Don’t forget to download THE ONE WHO KNOCKS by Brenton and follow him on social media.

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Instagram Giveaway: Ron Howard x Jay-Z MADE IN AMERICA DVD

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A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival created by Jay Z, and directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard. Featuring remarkable performances and backstage interviews with many of today’s biggest stars, Made in America is now available on DVD at Walmart or rent it tonight with iTunes.

CONTEST IS ONLY VIA INSTAGRAM!!
NikkiSiixx is having a giveaway 5 copies of Academy Award Winner Ron Howard’s DVD MADE IN AMERICA, featuring amazing performances by no other than Jay-Z, Gary Clark JR, D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, The Hives, Mike Snow, Janelle Monae, Odd Future, Rita Ora, Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, RUN D.M.C., SantiGold, Jill Scott, Skrillex, and Kayne West.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS:
Follow @NikkiSiixx on Instagram. Post your favorite #jayz moment or cover art of you’re favorite track via INSTAGRAM. TAG: NikkiSiixx in the photo! HASHTAG: #nikkisiixxgiveaway #ronhoward #jayz #madeinamericadvd #giveaway ends 08/01/14 at Midnight!! DATE RANGE: Jul 22 – Aug 1

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Music Video: Neak – The Kids

With all that’s going on in the world today, some of our emcees have decided to speak out on things in their lyrics. First Kanye West with his Yeezus album, and now a fellow Chicago emcee, Neak. The colorful and vivid visual depictions of Neak’s lyrics come to life courtesy of Aaron Perkins Jr of APJ Films. Rocking with his main main/partner/producer Slot-A, Neak spits that real about how impressionable our youth remain. Popping molly while busting it wide open and making it rain might be what you do, but…

What about the kids, now that they want to try it? Welcome to social awareness in 2013.

The Kids is featured on RA NYC’s  latest mixtape, BRTH A N8TH. You can download the mixtape for free here: http://ra-nyc.bandcamp.com/album/brth-a-n8tn.

Neak (@neak_undefined) – The Kids

Produced by: Slot-A (@iamslota)

Video directed by: Aaron Perkins Jr. of APJ Films (@APJFilms)