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Focus… ft. T. Hobbs - MYNhowYaTawk Artwork

Focus… ft. T. Hobbs - MYNhowYaTawk [Stream & Download]

When it comes to spelling and punctuation, Focus… takes a laissez-faire approach. (I mean, you’ve gotta be pretty laid-back to end your stage name with a set of ellipses.) As befitting a producer and emcee,... Read More

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Focus… - Ayaah Wayaah (The Love Song) Artwork

Focus… - Ayaah Wayaah (The Love Song) [Stream & Download]

When we last saw Focus…, in July, he was getting us ready for his Focal Point 1172 II album with Just Don’t Know. Now, four months later, Focal Point 1172 II still has yet to drop. But you can dry your tears, because... Read More

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Focus… - Just Don’t Know Artwork

Focus… - Just Don’t Know [Stream & Download]

Last we featured Focus… on the solo tip was back in summer of 2012, when he unleashed his Focal Point: 1172 street album for digital purchase. Today, the Grammy-winning beatsmith and occasional emcee is back on our... Read More

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Pittsburgh’s Top Beatsmiths to Compete at iStandard Production Showcase [Feature ]

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- May 1-2, the iStandard Production Showcase will be visiting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Club Diesel. Co-sponsored by The DJBooth, the event will feature 24 of the city's top beatsmiths battling for the... Read More

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Atlanta’s Top Beatsmiths to Compete at iStandard Production Showcase [Feature ]

Atlanta, Ga. – Wednesday, April 10, the iStandard Production Showcase will be visiting Vinyl, part of Atlanta's Center Stage venue. Co-sponsored by The DJBooth, the event will feature 15 of the city's top beatsmiths... Read More

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The DJBooth & BeatStars Present: Song Star 2 [Contest] [Feature ]

New York, N.Y. -- BeatStars has partnered with The DJBooth to present the second installment in their Song Stars contest series, in which current and aspiring songwriters showcase their talents in hopes of a scoring a beat... Read More

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The Beats, Love & Alcohol Party: The A3C Edition [Feature ]

Do you dig beats? Love? Alcohol? Then you're in luck. The Beats, Love & Alcohol Party will be in full effect at this year's A3C Music Festival, complete with performances by Needlz, Focus..., !llmind, Oddisee and more.... Read More

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The Nation’s Best Beatmakers to Battle at the A3C x iStandard Producer Showcase [Feature ]

Emcees aren't the only ones who will be showcasing their skills at this year's A3C Music Festival. Some of the country's best up-and-coming beatmakers will be hitting the annual iStandard Producer Showcase, presented by... Read More

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Focus - Focal Point: 1172 [Album]

Some producers are content to recycle their signature sound over and over again, but Grammy Award winner Focus... is dedicated to keeping his music impossible to easily label, a mission that continues with the release of his... Read More

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Focus… ft. J. Pinder & Rapper Big Pooh - Clouds Artwork

Focus… ft. J. Pinder & Rapper Big Pooh - Clouds [Stream & Download]

After listening to Atlanta producer Focus…’ newest record for the first time its title, Clouds, becomes an increasingly fitting choice. It’s light, it flows along effortlessly, and it even has a slightly... Read More

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Focus… - AUTUMN Artwork

Focus… - AUTUMN [Stream & Download]

Focus… may be best known for his work behind the boards, but production is only one of the elliptically-named Renaissance artist’s many talents. On new EP single AUTUMN, the a.Fam Entertainment emcee demonstrates... Read More

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Slum Village ft. Skyzoo and Focus… - Church (Remix) Artwork

Slum Village ft. Skyzoo and Focus… - Church (Remix) [Stream & Download]

Detroit veterans Slum Village took a trip back to The Dirty Slums and retrieved a gem in the form of a remix to Church, a much more laid back version than its Rhodes heavy counterpart. This time around, SV linked up with... Read More

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Focus… ft. Torae, iLL Camille & Nikki Grier - High Off Music Artwork

Focus… ft. Torae, iLL Camille & Nikki Grier - High Off Music [Stream & Download]

After a steady stream of dope leaks, Focus… is finally ready to unleash his latest street album upon the world—well, almost ready. Just in case anyone’s still sleeping on the project, the Booth-approved... Read More

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Focus… ft. T3 & Joe Scudda - The Hard Way Artwork

Focus… ft. T3 & Joe Scudda - The Hard Way [Stream & Download]

Forget going with the flow; Focus… prefers to do things The Hard Way. On the latest single off his forthcoming solo mixtape, the veteran beatsmith recruits Slum Village emcee T3 and Hall of Justus’ Joe Scudda to... Read More

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Focus… ft. L.E., Young RJ, Dae One & Willie B. - Just 4 U Artwork

Focus… ft. L.E., Young RJ, Dae One & Willie B. - Just 4 U [Stream & Download]

We all know that Focus… makes dope music, but who does he do it for? On the lead single off his forthcoming full-length, the veteran beatsmith reveals the answer: it’s Just 4 U. (Yes, you). Here, the... Read More

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Embassy Music Board ft. Tez McClain & Focus - 1NE Artwork

Embassy Music Board ft. Tez McClain & Focus - 1NE [Stream & Download]

Last week, Focus… released Music of the Misinterpreted, a street release featuring a formidable lineup of hip-hop heavyweights and underground favorites. Today, the Aftermath affiliate returns with 1NE, a leak which... Read More

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Focus… ft. Phonte - UH! Artwork

Focus… ft. Phonte - UH! [Stream & Download]

Having hooked up with Rapper Big Pooh on the recently-featured Idols and Role Models (Perspective #2), Focus… recruits the other half of Little Brother‘s mic contingent on this newly-leaked cut off his forthcoming... Read More

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Focus… ft. Sha Stimuli - I Know… Artwork

Focus… ft. Sha Stimuli - I Know… [Stream & Download]

Aftermath in-house producer Focus… take his ellipses game to the next level on I Know…, the latest single off his forthcoming solo set. Here, the headliner’s dreamy synths and chopped vocal samples set a... Read More

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Focus…ft. Rapper Big Pooh & Chaundon - Idols & Role Models (Perspective #2) Artwork

Focus…ft. Rapper Big Pooh & Chaundon - Idols & Role Models (Perspective #2) [Stream & Download]

In today’s fast-moving, often-superficial world, Perspective is a rare commodity. Though rap music as a whole plays a part in perpetuating – or at least reflecting – our culture’s messed-up priorities, we can... Read More

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Focus… - Medusa [Stream]

We all know Focus… (I’m not just trailing off – the ellipses are part of his name) in his capacity as producer, but banging beats aren’t all he has to offer. Today, the Aftermath affiliate steps into the... Read More

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Kida ft. TheRealFocus… - Ain’t Nothing [Stream]

Contrary to popular belief, an artist’s biggest fans aren’t the starstruck teens who leap onstage to get a glimpse of the artists whose posters live on their bedroom wall. In reality, the biggest fans are those drunk on... Read More

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Focus ft. Crooked I, Jay Rock, Marsha Ambrosius, & Kida - Homage to Dr. Dre [Stream]

Able to craft hard-hitting, sampled rap beats and retro soul instrumentals with equal ease, Focus is nothing if not versatile. Now calling himself TheRealFocus…, the Aftermath in-house producer has undertaken perhaps... Read More

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Theo w/ Foals - Electric Boom [Stream]

Thus far, we’ve heard four channels on Theo‘s Channel Surfin’ series; some have sounded epic (see Jurassic Harlem), while others were more laid-back (see Won’t Do).  For Channel 5, Theo has decided to... Read More

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Fokis and Focus Link Up for 20/20 EP [Feature ]

New York, NY -- Emcee Fokis and Aftermath producer Focus have come together to bring listeners the 20/20 EP, available for free download at the link below. The two similarly-named artists have previously collaborated on the... Read More

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Focus ft. Bishop Lamont & Busta Rhymes - Shine [Stream]

As a member of the Aftermath production team, Focus has gotten the opportunity to work with some of hip-hop’s biggest names (even making a few beats for the still-unheard Detox along the way).  On his new single,... Read More

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