Scratch Magazine TV presents… The Common Beat Tape

COMMON:THE BEAT TAPE PROJECT by TheBeatTapeProject The good brothers at TheBeatTapeProject.com and Scratch Magazine TV have put together their latest series of beat tapes. This time, the crew assembled instrumentals that would fit Chicago legend Common (the artist formerly known READ MORE…

Why Promoting Music on Facebook Sucks

Social networks have opened doors for many artists and gave them an opportunity to be heard. However, some are more helpful than others. In the beginning, Facebook was helpful and released “artist” pages which allowed musicians to update their fans READ MORE…

Privilege Music Presents – THE BEAT DOWN

The clothing apparel group Privilege has just released a new instrumental compilation entitled The Beat Down, mixed by fellow DJ/producer Jony Fraze. The compilation is a 36 minute mix of beats with several names you’ll recognize including !llmind, M-Phazes, J57, READ MORE…

Ill Tal Finalist in Guilty Simpson Remix Contest

It seems I was chosen as one of the top 5 finalists in the 2DopeBoyz – Guilty Simpson Remix Contest. A few weeks ago Coalmine Records/2DopeBoyz decided to hold a contest for who can remix Guilty Simpson‘s “On The Run“. READ MORE…

BoomSny – BoomTronix (prod. by Ill Tal)

Peep the new video from the homey Boom Sny of Savage Regime. The beat and scratches are provided by Ill Tal (me). Boom and myself go a little crazy in this one, rocking a few different outfits including – mad READ MORE…

Savage Regime – Punching Bag prod. by Ill Tal

Check out the new track from the homies Savage Regime. This is not for your weak laptop or smartphone speakers! The track consists of that trademark underground, Savage Regime sound that is slowly growing it’s fanbase. The duo trade verses READ MORE…

Bloodstone Sues T.I. and Kanye West

Sigh… Another sample lawsuit is on the horizon. This time, soul/funk group Bloodstone is suing Universal Music Group alleging that they never had the rights to license their song “I’m Just Doing My Job“. The song was used for the READ MORE…

Rare Earth Discography Complete!

For those who follow me on Instagram, you know about my quest for all Rare Earth (the label, not the band) albums. Well the quest is finally over! (sort of…) I’ve 99% completed all of the US releases – no READ MORE…