Sep 302013

Sourcery, the debut album by the fusion Hip-Hop duo Conscious Object, explores themes related to self-determination and accepting personal responsibility for the challenges you face in life. It showcases Conscious Object’s unique style in 9 full-length tracks plus several interludes. The music was made with a mixture synthesizers, samples and live instrumentation. Sourcery encompasses a wide range of moods while blurring the lines between traditional hip-hop sounds and those derived from industrial rock influences.

Follow Conscious Object on Twitter @CoObject 

Conscious Object - Sourcery album cover (500x500)

Apr 122013

The Urban Community Arts Network and Madison Media Institute are starting 2013 with a boom, a booming 808 drum loop that is. On Saturday, June 8th, from 4-8PM, Madison will be transformed into a musical battleground on which beatmakers will compete for a cash, clothing and publicity prize pot.

Judges include Ivan Rivera, manager of the multi-platinum, Grammy winning production group J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, MMI Associate Dean and veteran producer/engineer Chris “Godxilla” Taylor and Madison’s own gold-selling producer DJ Pain 1.

Come early for a professional development Q&A session with the judges and stay for the intense competition and featured performances (Carlito, OMoney and YT the Beast). Enjoy dynamic hosting by Mr. Getyourbuzzup and music by Memory.

Producers interested in competing may reserve a spot by emailing or by signing up at the event.

Prizes include: $200 cash; lifetime iStandard membership; interview on iStandard; Featured slot at next iStandard event; interview on; feature on upcoming mixtape; and a full line of Kid Smokes snapbacks.

Saturday, June 8th, 4-8PM
South Madison Center for Culture and Community
633 West Badger Road Madison, WI.
All ages event!
$25 to battle, $5 to watch.
Free for those under 18.

Battle Format:

Free elimination round: Play one 60 second beat
>>Round 1: one 60 second beat
>>Round 2: one 60 second beat
>>Round 3: one 60 second beat
Final Round: two 60 second beats

Battle rules:

  • Producers will only pay $25 entry fee if they pass the elimination round.
  • Producers must have a separate beat for each round.
  • Please come prepared with your beats ready to play on either a CD or flash drive. No exceptions.beat-brawl-2013_april22update
Aug 132012

Madison, WI by way of Chicago hip-hop artist RedJak releases a promotional video for his track “Haters”. This track will be featured on his upcoming mixtape “#ImStillTrendingHoeReloaded” that will be mixed and hosted by Certified Gold hip hop producer DJ Pain 1. This video was filmed and edited in mid July in Fitchburg, WI by rising video producer Collin Schroeder of Down 2 Earth films. The video is also a promotion for 50 Cent’s new SmS Audio Headphone brand, which RedJak displays in the video. At the end of the video the Sk logo is displayed which is also a 50 Cent branded company “Street King” which are energy shots sold to help provide meals for children in Africa with a 5 year goal of feeding 1 billion total. Since RedJak has closely worked with the mogul 50 Cent and his “G-Unit” imprint this past year, he decided to help pronote the brand through his recent music. Follow both RedJak & Collin Schroeder on Twitter for more updates @Officialredjak @Cschredder.

Jul 302012

Untamed Youth Music is a Hip Hop group that consists of MC Genesis,
the artist, and MrIAMBLAiSE. the producer. Their first mixtape ‘The
Mixtape’ was a big hit with their fans with hot singles like Best
Thing Flowin’, Biggest Inspiration, and Haterz Talkin’. Also featured
many special guests including Patrice, Dusk One, Pragmatic, Kameo, and
a few more. Both MC Genesis and MrIAMBLAiSE are from Greenville, WI
but moved to Minneapolis, MN to persue their music carrer and dreams
of getting to the top and have met many good people on the way. ‘Dirty
Greenville Kids’ Official music video was shot in their hometown with
their closest friends. ‘DGK’ is also their first single of their
upcoming album ‘No Sleep EP’ coming out at the end of summer.

Dirty Greenville Kids Official Video –


Jun 262012

Save the dates! A new four month series of events will kick off starting July 14 with Madtown Mic Club, including emcee battles and cyphers and August 4 with Beats By 608, including a beat battle in James Madison Park! Plans for September and October will be revealed soon.

The series title, Next Steps, was chosen to describe our actions as a Hip-Hop community as we move forward in creating a safe and sustainable Hip-Hop culture in Madison.

Watch this site, find us on Facebook or Twitter for specific details on these next events!

To volunteer your time or sponsor this event series, click Contact Us!

For the latest news in Madison Hip-Hop politics, see this great article in the Isthmus by Scott Gordon:

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