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SummerStage celebrates the 20th anniversary of the acclaimed hip-hop brand, Lyricist Lounge. A respected part of hip-hop music and culture, Lyricist Lounge has hosted hundreds of live showcases featuring the best up and coming talent while acting as a career platform for many of today’s superstars. Lyricist Lounge hosts a night featuring two legendary DJs battling it out for turntable supremacy.
Christopher Edward Martin, better known by his stage name DJ Premier (also known as Preem, Premo, or Primo for short) is a producer and DJ and is the instrumental half of hip-hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru. DJ Premier recognized as one of hip-hop’s most important track masters his style is aggressive and raw. About.com ranked him #1 on their “Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers” list and Rolling Stone identified DJ Premier as arguably “hip-hop’s greatest producer of all time.” DJ Premier’s production has appeared on many of hip-hop’s most important records: Nas’ Illmatic, the Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die, Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt and numerous others.
Pete Rock, also known as Soul Brother #1 and The Chocolate Boy Wunda, is a producer, DJ and rapper and is one half of the critically acclaimed group, Pete Rock & CL Smooth. He has arguably pioneered the fusing of jazz, funk and soul into hip-hop as well as laid down the blueprint for beautiful soulful productions in hip-hop. About.com ranked him #3 on their “Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers” list. Pete Rock’s production has appeared on many of hip-hop’s most important records: Heavy D’s Peaceful Journey, Nas’ Illmatic, and Kanye West/Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne to name a few.
more info here: DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock
Alot of artists, dj’s and producers have passed through the Cop Shop in L.I and showed love through out the years.
Check the Cop Shop Reunion May 19th in L.I., NY.
w/ Buckshot, Statik Selektah, Term., Grand Daddy IU, JS-1, John Robinson, Rasheed Chappell and more…
Support vinyl and your local record store.
“RECORD STORE DAY” April 21, 2012
Let’s get busy and dig in the crates!
Clip of DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles “wEaRe aT WaR” single off of their upcoming album KoleXXXion coming 3/27/2012
Hit Squad Reunon Show
Friday Feb. 24, 2012
with Redman, EPMD, DAS EFX, K-SOLO, Keith Murray, Flex,Ready Roc, and special guests
The nationally renowned iStandard Producer Showcase returns home to NYC for the first time in 2012 on Tuesday, February 28th & Wednesday, February 29th at Webster Hall.
Over these 2 evenings, 24 producers will showcase their tracks in front of an esteemed industry panel in the most vibrant and conducive setting on the planet! Winner will receive a prize package consisting of IK Multimedia iPhone / iPod Touch / iPhone Products iRig Microphone and AmpliTube iRig, plus the Orchestra & Choir Workstation Miroslav Philharmonik, Indamixx Pro, Beat Thang Virtual, and much more from Native Instruments, Focusrite, Novation, etc…
February’s judges include Leotis Clyburn (Senior Creative Director at EMI Music Publishing / Roc Nation), Ken Lewis (Grammy Award Winning Multi-Platinum Mixer/Producer/Writer for Kanye West, John Legend, Mariah Carey, and more), plus Platinum Producers Omen (Drake, Lil Wayne, Ludacris),Chris Liggio (Jay-Z, Kelly Osbourne, Ghostface), & 5th Seal (Lupe Fiasco, Joell Ortiz, Talib Kweli), with more to be announced…
PLUS, A Very Special Live “Behind The Rhymes” iNterview segment & Celebrity Beat Cypher featuring Ron Browzand more!
Sure you have heard by now how we do @iStandard!
Producers, submit now by selecting “New York” at:
Full Details on Flier Below:
Top Hip Hop producer The Alchemist has partnered with label Decon and HipHopDX for the “Rapper’s Best Friend 2 Contest.” In promotion of Al’s March 6th instrumental Hip Hop album, Rapper’s Best Friend 2 (pre-order here), the longtime associate of Mobb Deep and Gangrenemember is offering one lucky emcee a fully-produced track.
Decon and Alchemist released the following video breaking down how to enter and just what you win: