The follow up to our Tight 32 Finale which took place back in January finally aired this past week on The Complex Network. The monthly contest united all the winners from 2016 and battled it out in Patchwerk Recording Studio's A Room called Studio 9000. Our Tight 32 engineer Latrez McClam loaded up each artist matched with producer to recite their 32 bars. Every artist was able to receive the tracks days in advance before the session so nothing but bars were being served.
As we prepare for our contest today it is important for us to share the stories of the winners who grace our platform. This month we had a couple of milestones take place. The producer segment featured our first female producer hailing from Brooklyn, NYC who is not new to winning trophies as well as a talented emcee from Ahoskie, NC winning the contest at our first live Tight 32 performance. What I mean by live is we hosted the competition at our monthly showcase IdOMUSIC at Apache Cafe and let the audience decide the winner. Shout out to Rodrick R.O.C and Ms.Madli for representing. Check out their interviews below and come see them rock the stage at Opera Nightclub tonight!
Producers looking for an opportunity and exposure should get involved with That Tight Thirty Two On Thurzdayz contest. The event benefits both producers and emcees. Producers must submit three wav files for review. The staff selects which producer has the best three tracks. If selected the producer is invited to attend the session and watch multiple emcees spit over their production. The producers can exchange contact info and build a relationship with the talented emcees for future collaborations. Put some definition to your sound!
The winner of the producer portion for That Tight Thirty Two On Thurzdayz for the month of August goes to Chase The Money hailing from St.Louis, Missouri. Similar to the emcee registration, Chase entered the contest going against some heavy hitters. Every month the judges look for production that make it fairly easy for true emcees to feel comfortable unleashing 32 bars inside the Sonically Superior establishment known as Patchwerk Recording Studios. Check out our interview with Chase The Money and connect with him for your next project!
Tonight any and all producers should be in attendance of iStandard's Producer Showcase, The Road to Beast of the Beats X- Presented by Akai Professional & Native Instruments. Powered by Monster Energy & CollabMix. Always creating a credible platform to be reconized the organization evades Harlem Nights located downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Photo credits: Heather LaShun Photography
"I will literally go through every single sound I have until I find the right one...it can take forever sometimes."
We managed to catch up with ATL's production trump card, Jaron "Niq Maximus" Allen. Outfitted with a jump drive hanging from his neck, a backpack and a swanky collection of Ray-Bans, he stepped in the house from his part-time at around 9p.m. Without pausing to rest he gathered his gear for his trek to the studio and stopped to chat with us for a candid Q&A session. We stood in the hallway and he casually mentioned he landed yet another placement, this one—Young Thug's recently leaked track "I Made It ft. Rich Homie Quan." His additional credits include "Feed Tha Fam" featured on Rocko's Food Mixtape, multiple tracks with UAMG's Zach Farlow including "Wait and See," and upcoming tracks with Cash Out and Young Scooter. He's been putting in that werk and we can't wait to see what this new year has in store for him.