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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.

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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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Last Night In NYC: DJ Khaled ‘Major Key’ Listening Event

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Last Night In NYC, DJ Khaled held an exclusive listening party in New York City at the elite restaurant/nightspot, LAVO. Sponsored by Ciroc, Belaire Rose and Dusse. 

Celebs, Media and Influencers filled the room as they awaited the sounds of the most anticipated album of the entire year. Literally.

As Khaled eventually left his VIP section with the likes of L.A. Reid, Maino, Busta Rhymes, Yandy Smith, Uncle Murda, singer/songwriter Alus, producer Lee On The Beats and more, the “Snapchat King” spoke a few words before in the album playlist went in full motion. All about positivity, DJ Khaled thanked everyone that was involved with the project, and he especially Mr. Reid countless times, as the music vet has supported him from one.

Get ‘Major Key’ album HERE.

Photo Credit: JMartin Visuals

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