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Remy Producer Series at Lavo: Jahlil Beats Tells Competitors: “Don’t Sample If You Want To Make Money”

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Monday night at Lavo Lounge NYC, Rémy Martin Presents The Producers Series: Season 2 wrapped its last qualifying event of the season—locking the sixth finalist for its September, New York City finale. Headlined by Platinum Producer Jahlil Beats; hosted by Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club Personality Charlamagne Tha God, featuring New York City’s Power 105.1’s DJ Rey-Mo, and hundreds of Producer Series fans lining the block to witness, the event proved why it’s Summer ‘16’s  most coveted invite.

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THE “TECH TALK”: Jahlil Beats, the Pennsylvania-native, Roc Nation producer who has hits with Jay Z, Rick Ross and Bobby Shmurda, sat down with Charlamagne for a 30-minute music “Tech Talk,” where he broke down a number of his most famous tracks, including Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Ni**a.” Known for producing his music using Fruity Loops Studio, Jahlil explained to the up-and-coming producers why he doesn’t sample music in his beats, ‘I only made about 3 percent on Amen,’ so if you want to make money in this game, be original. Jahlil also talked about paying his niece publishing for recording his first “Jahlil Beats” drop and promising to send her to college, and premiered yet to be released music featuring Dave East, and Bobby Shmurda, to whom royalties will be paid to help with legal fees.

Watch video below:

Season 2 has also featured DJ Premiere, Honorable C.N.O.T.E. and Wyclef Jean.

 

THE COMPETITION: Every Season 2 qualifying round has outdone the one before. The sixth and final of the summer, went five rounds, outdoing last week’s Philadelphia qualifier’s four. The three producers, K9, Josh Lamont and Ovalord battled it out in the first round, elimination style; with Josh Lamont and Ovalord went toe-to-toe for four rounds: Josh Lamont ultimately being declared the sixth finalist. Also in attendance, checking out the competition for the finale were finalists Point 1, Real Precyse (from Boston) and Evan Brown; as well as Season 1 winner, producer Soultronik.

NEXT EVENT: The Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series: Season 2” finale will be held Sunday, September 11 in New York City.

“The Producers Series: Season 2” Finalists:

  • NewO Tha Kid – New York City, No. 1 Qualifier
  • Point 1 – New York City, No. 2 Qualifier
  • Real Precyse – Boston, No. 3 Qualifier
  • Evan Brown – New York City, , No. 4 Qualifier
  • D. H. The Composer – Philadelphia, No. 5 Qualifier
  • Josh Lamont – New York City, No. 6 Qualifier

PHOTO CREDIT: Terrence Jenkins

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Reebok teams with Cam’ron and Jadakiss to launch the Question Mid EBC and A5 sneakers at Rucker Park

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Recently in Harlem, NYC, Reebok Classic visited the famed Rucker Park for the Entertainment Basketball Classic to launch the Question Mid EBC and A5 sneakers as part of the iconic Question Mid’s 20th anniversary this year.

The one and only Cam’ron was on site to support the Question Mid EBC, which was inspired by Allen Iverson’s first appearance at Rucker Park in 1996.  Jadakiss was also on-site supporting the new Question Mid A5 sneaker, which was inspired by the original Answer V sneaker in 2001 where Jadakiss starred in the now famous Reebok commercial in 2001 when he rapped alongside Allen Iverson. Jahlil Beats as well as Sway Calloway were also on-site to support the Question Mid launches.

Cam’ron and Jadakiss met with a heated throng of fans on site and watched the All-Star EBC game from the sidelines where one team wore the Question Mid A5 and the other wore the EBC style for a true head-to-head match up.

The Question Mid EBC launches today at retailers nationwide and the Question Mid A5 will launch next Friday, August 15th.

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QUESTION MID EBC:

Like many basketball legends starting out in their careers, Allen Iverson visited the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem, New York City to play an exhibition game.  A week before being selected as the #1 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, Iverson went to Rucker Park on a hot summer night in June 18th, 1996 for the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic (EBC) and brought his electrifying mastery of the court to life to a crowd of fans that overflowed the park.  Largely credited with introducing his version of street ball to the larger basketball community, Iverson wowed everyone with his bombastic, unapologetic style of play that he would hone throughout his career.

To commemorate Iverson’s historic appearance at Rucker Park, Reebok Classic teamed up with the EBC program’s founder Greg Marius for the Reebok Question Mid EBC.  The style pays homage to the color scheme that Iverson wore that evening, with an upper made of jersey mesh, gold suede and navy leather.  The words “Standing Room Only” replaces the Question logo at the collar of each shoe, referencing the packed fans that night at Rucker Park.

The Reebok Question Mid EBC will be available for $139.99 on Friday, August 5th, at retailers including Reebok.com, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Finish Line and Champs.

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QUESTION MID A5:

Allen Iverson, Jadakiss and Reebok have had a long and colorful history together.  In 2001, the three parties came together to shoot a game-changing commercial for Iverson’s A5 sneaker launch that year.  Shot entirely in black-and-white, Jadakiss penned an original song for the commercial, which showed Iverson displaying his infamous skills while Jadakiss rapped along in beat to Iverson’s performance, cementing Reebok as the first brand to truly fuse hip-hop with the sportswear industry.

To commemorate this historic moment, the Question Mid “A5” takes color inspiration from the OG A5 sneaker, with a sleek black leather and mesh upper accented by reflective grey piping and toe box.  Hits of red adorn the sole with a distinctive red Question logo at the collar and a Roman numeral “V” logo at the heel.

The Reebok Question “A5” will be available for $139.99 on Friday, August 12th, at retailers including Reebok.com, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Finish Line and Champs.

More photos from the game below:

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In Fashion & Music: Jahlil Beats presents Assembled NYC Clothing Collaboration [Video]

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Jahlil Beats is without a doubt one of the more decorated and accomplished producers in recent years. Amassing several platinum plaques, having produced for a multitude of superstars including JAY Z, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Rick Ross and more, his star is continuing to rise as he also one of the youngest beat-smiths in the game.

Today, Jahlil Beats announces his collaboration with Assembled NYC to launch a collection of limited edition apparel. In the visual, brought to life by director Chris Zino, Jahlil Beats and company put the new gear on full display.

Check out the visual presentation below:

Twitter: @JahlilBeats @AssembledNYC