Peter Jericho is currently working on his new album “First Generation” where “Bodi” the new single debuts. The inspiration behind “Bodi” came out of an unexpected trip back to Cameroon in December 2012 after he had not been home for over 10 years. Not only was he reunited with his family and old friends but he found himself inspired by the music and immersed in the culture. Read more
I recently took part in the 2011 iStandardProducers beat battle here in Chicago. I’ll never forget the night, it was crazy. I went last year to check out the show when Bliz Beats won. I knew I was going to enter the next one. People came out through the rain to pack the house, and I met a lot of the producers I was competing against. We are all on a similar path so even though we are competing, there is still a sense of community between all the producers.
I wasn’t really nervous when I finally went on stage, even though it was my first beat battle. I’m confident in my sounds and just wanted to show everyone the variety of genres I can move the crowd with. The elimination was the insane part. To have the top three separated by one point just shows how much talent Chicago and iStandard has.
The prizes for winning varied from musical goodies to a few interviews and entrance into the national Battle of the Beats in New York. The first interview is on the iStandard website already – sendspace.
There is an official video on the way but below is some footage from the event from a camera phone lol. Read more
I wanted to post the link up to the collaboration between Math Hoffa and Iron Solomon that I produced. The two rappers are legendary battle rappers, and you can find plenty of youtube video of them battling each other. Links below. Also featuring Sciryl Cooper on the hook.
I’m a big Rhymefest fan so I thought I’d share this video showing a quick sneak peak of what a studio session is like with him. Check out his music too, won’t be long until we collaborate on something Chicago. – Covelli