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Kanye West, Mike Dean and More Will Produce on Travi$ Scott’s New Album

With his long-awaited debut Rodeo still on the horizon, Travi$ Scott took to Twitter this morning to make a statement about the direction of the album and the preemptively thank those producers who helped him finish...

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Now that the Freshman Class of 2014 has been revealed, it’s time to get familiar with some of the producers that will be sure to make much of the music the Freshman MCs will rhyme over. When it comes to beats, the good folks over at iStandard Producers are our go-to guys. iStandard has partnered with the SAE Institute in Atlanta this year for their Beat Camp, a songwriting and producing conference in ATL intended to help up and coming producers on decisions from branding to marketing to mixing and sampling, all taught by some of the best beatmakers in the game. This year's conference takes place from June 6-8 in Atlanta.

We hit up the company’s founders, J. Hatch and Don Di Napoli, and asked them to weigh in on which producers were making the most noise behind the boards, and which beatmakers were primed to break out into the big time over the next 12 months. Check out the 2014 XXL Freshman Producers class, and peep J. Hatch (JH) and Don (DD)’s commentary on each. Let the beat build.

iStandard Selects The XXL 2014 Freshmen Producers


‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Behind The Scenes: Five Producers Who Helped Craft The Album

Without much of a visible effort, Jay-Z inundated the whole damn Internet this week with the release Magna Carta Holy Grail, his twelfth solo studio album...

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Sixteen-Year-Old Producer, Wondagurl, Explains Crafting Jay-Z’s “Crown”

Jay-Z only trusted a select few beat makers to produce the soundscapes that made up his 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, and one of them happens to be a 16-year-old girl...

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