It's no secret that on a monthly basis the Patchwerkstudio Marketing team curates three monthly events to assist the music community in building quality networking relationships and opportunity to showcase their skills to a wider audience. The new digital A&R platform Ignite Urban has come along with Red Stripe to find the new big superstar artist! Will you take advantage of this opportunity?

Coming off the early release of singles “Bounce Back,” “Moves,” and “Halfway Off the Balcony,” rapper Big Sean delivers in his fourth studio album I Decided.

I Decided. is Big Sean’s love letter to himself featuring his past and present self on the cover. He decided that he is the best rapper and proves himself with his hard hitting verbiage. Big Sean has come a long way from Finally Famous. For this album he worked heavily with up and coming producer and keyboardist Amaire Johnson, which provides a consistency and fluidity with each track. You can hear the Kanye West influence in tracks “Bounce Back” and “Sunday Morning Jetpack.”

The final Tight 32 contest of 2016 ended with Preme Cordice besting several other emcees for the title. Do yourself a favor and check out his winning verse if you need to understand.  Production provided by PWR Beatz representative Kangaroo809, listen to Preme discuss the origins of his name and some of his influences growing up. We touch on his existing projects and The Employee Of The Month concept to describe his sound. Find out exactly what this means and why after entering previous contest he took a chance on entering That Tight Thirty Two On Thurdayz competition.

As the 2016 year comes to an end, a new legion of artist are pushing to the front with singles and EPs that seem promising going into the new year. With legend after legend being taken away, we must give attention to the new voices of the generation. The way music is consumed today it is easy to miss all the amazing talent actively werking. Lucky you have programs like Cookies and Lemonade which keep you updated on the new records coming out! I have compiled a list of 10 artist you should put an asterisk beside for 2017. These artist range in musical style and content. Simply click on image to go to respective Soundcloud page. Enjoy.

Thankful for all the great music being released as 2016 comes to an end and the streak continues with Yasiin Bey's 'December 99th' album. After going through much drama with South Africa where he has been detained since top of the year for attempting to leave country with a world passport. He has now been deemed an "undesirable person" by the country's home affairs department and will not be allowed to return.

The unfortunate events have led to new music solely produced with Ferrari Sheppard. The entire project was recorded in South Africa. Long time fans of Yasiin will rejoice to hear new music. The project is streaming on Tidal and tonight you can watch the exclusive concert.  With such a story behind the music would it make you want to listen to the album more or does it matter? Give the album and listen and share comments . 

I checked my Twitter trending topics and wondered why I seen both Chance The Rapper and Jeremih's names going crazy. Well looks like the two dropped a Christmas project around 2am this morning. Titled 'Merry Christmas Lil Mama'  the duo have surprised attacked the world. The Chicago natives dedicated the tape to the Windy City.

Unless you literally live under a rock attached to a gigantic tree you know Patchwerk Recording Studios has 21 years of history behind them. Keep in mind everything we do through IdOMUSIC is powered by their network. Studio owner Curtis Daniel III decided to reach into the archives of some of the great interviews our clients have conducted over the years.

The final Tight 32 contest of 2016 was intense as always and when the smoke cleared our winner was Preme. We always get asked the question, "Do the beats have to be trap?" My answer every time is submit your sound.  The issue I believe is most haven't found it yet. When you think about Patchwerk Recording Studios the underlining theme should be we are a professional recording studio. We are proficient in sound. Send us your best because that is what we expect 100% of the time. The emcees are going to paint the picture but the canvas is set up by the producer.  The production this month came from our first winner ever of the Tight 32 contest in January Kanagroo809.  Check out how the winning emcee Preme handled his production. Interview with Preme coming up end of week.

One thing we know about Gucci Mane is he will consistently drop music. He released a new visual for his recent collaboration with Travis Scott called Last Time produced by Zaytoven. After watching this video I feel we will see more visuals utilizing night vision. All they needed was a wintery night, a vehicle they could lift up, light on fire and drop swag on the record! Directed by and starring Harmony Korine who is the man behind Spring Breakers and the cult classic Kids(do your internet research!) 

Social media has become the messenger for all information good or bad. Well this past Friday November 25th our @idomusiconline and @patchwerkstudio Twitter and Instagram timeline was flooded from select industry influencers about the passing of a very well respected brother named Mel Carter. People follow the entertainers but rarely know the story of the management who make the moves in the background. Mel Carter was a standup individual and respected on numerous levels.

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