Saturday, June 30, 2012

Beat Talk: Mono Bagends

Mono Bagends has been burning up the Internet, and The Streets with his banging hot new single and Youtube Video "On Fire", and while Mono Bagends is blazing speakers everywhere across the nation The Beat Yard decides to get in touch with the rising artist and talk to him about "beats" while he's still hot!    

The Beat Yard:  How would you describe yourself as an artist?

Mono Bagends:  Unique...I have a different style. I truly do not sound like anyone else. I've been nominated at Underground Music Awards for Most Original Solo Artist so there is some merit behind my statement.  

The Beat Yard:  What type of beats bring out the best in what you do?  
Mono Bagends:  It's hard to say..I am versatile. I don't look for anything in-particular but I know what I want when I hear it. I do like high energy paced..but it doesn't have to be those type of beats. Basically, when I hear a beat I know whether I want to rock out over it. 

The Beat Yard:  For those that haven't heard the single yet, how would you describe the beat to your latest single "On Fire"? 
Mono Bagends:  It is simply hot....hard to describe in words...when you hear it it just gives you that good want to hear more. If I needed to pick one word it would be inspiring. The chorus is ridiculous and the flow and lyrics are monsters.  I am very proud of it. 

The Beat Yard:  What producers have you worked with? 
Mono Bagends: Luxxury Music did "On Fire". I have also worked with T-Weezy, DR Period, D-Sharp and D-Animal.

The Beat Yard:  What producers would you like to work with in the future? 
Mono Bagends: Dr. Dre has to be number one. He is so talented, I would love to see what I could create with his guidance. Timbaland has always been someone I wanted to work with also. I feel that I could really ride his beats. 

The Beat Yard:  Do you ever buy beats from up and coming beatmakers? 
Mono Bagends:  Of Course. Some of the better beats I have gotten are from up and comers. My boy T-Weezy is sick. I don't care what your name is...if it's's hot and we can rock out. 

The Beat Yard:  What is your process for selecting beats? 
Mono Bagends: I don't have a step by step process. Sometimes producers send them to me via e-mail, sometimes they are pre-made and I hear them right in the studio and sometimes we create them right there in the moment around my flow and concept. 

The Beat Yard:  Who are your top 5 favorite producers of all time?   
Mono Bagends: DR. Dre, Timbaland, Manny Fresh, Kanye West and Scott Storch.

The Beat Yard:  Do you like to be in the studio with the producer or would you rather them send you beats and you work on them at your own pace?  
Mono Bagends: I like working at my own pace..I don't mind producer feedback but I prefer to initially create it myself.  

The Beat Yard:  Is there any last minute things you would like to say, or anything else you would like to plug?  
Mono Bagends: Absolutely. Everyone should check out my video "On Fire" on you tube (link below)....The visual brings the song to life. A man overcoming his struggles to fulfill his destiny. Here are other links where you can follow my career and hear great music. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Beat Talk: Dolo the Bandit


We recently got in touch with rising New York based hip hop lyricist Dolo the Bandit (through PR firm The Giant Blast) in order to conduct an exclusive one on one interview with the artist about what makes him tick and to ride the current wave of attention surrounding his hot new mixtape titled The Heist - Code: Black Op that is sure to help bring hip hop back to it's "Boom Bap" roots... read all about what this artist had to say in this quick and to the point interview here on The Beat Yard.

The Beat Yard:  How would you describe your sound as an artist?
Dolo the Bandit:  Highly organic and Hip-Hop in its rawest nature. 

The Beat Yard What type of beats bring out the best in what you do?
Dolo the Bandit: 
Beats made with passion & love will always spark me. I have that connection with the integrity put in the music. 

The Beat Yard:  Who are your top 5 favorite producers/ beatmakers?
Dolo the Bandit: 
Just Blaze, Kanye west, Dr. Dre, Neptunes.

The Beat Yard:  Who are some of the beatmakers that you have worked with?
Dolo the Bandit: 
Sickness, Notes, Sal GuoD, Buda The Future, DK Allday, to name a few. 

The Beat Yard:  Who would you like to work with in the future?
Dolo the Bandit: 
Anyone in love with their craft creating beautiful music. 

The Beat Yard:  Would you prefer to be in the studio with a beatmaker, or would you rather the beatmaker just send you a track and you rhyme to it whenever you have the chance?
Dolo the Bandit:  I prefer to collab with producers in the studio. Collective efforts are always better though schedules and technology has changed that routine. 

The Beat Yard:  Do you buy beats from up and coming producers?
Dolo the Bandit: 
The Beat Yard:  What is your process for selecting beats?
Dolo the Bandit: 
I go for what touches me on a fun & creative level.  Beats that challenge my sound & artist ability.  

The Beat Yard:  Have you had any negative experiences you've had with a beatmaker/ producer that you would like to share?
Dolo the Bandit: 
Having a producer re-create a beat they no longer have tracked out. It's very annoying and most the time it's the tracks you really want.

The Beat Yard:  Is there anything else you would like to plug?
Dolo the Bandit: 
Project Monarch on the way! Roach clips Available on iTunes now!



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Monday, June 11, 2012

Ike Ellis murders the beat on this new single titled "Good Good"

Check out Ike Ellis spitting hot flames over this hot beat! This track is featured on the Please Rewind Mixtape. For more information on Ike Ellis check out his Official Blog at