Jahlil Beats Collection by iStandard Producers Review
Jahlil Beats and iStandard Producers really let the rabbit out of the hat on this one! Coming from the small crime-infested city of Chester, Pennsylvainia at the age of 25, Jahlil Beats has quickly become one of the hottest up-and-coming music producers in the game. Signed to Jay-z’s Roc Nation, Jalil has worked with the likes of Fabolous, Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes, French Montana, Young Jeezy, Kid Ink, Juelz Santana, Lil Wayne, Game, Big Sean, Problem, Styles P and the list goes on!
Anyone who enjoys Jalil’s line of work will instantly fall in love with this kit. With 109 exclusive sounds, Jahlil has included 16 booming kicks, one of which is his “secret” 808 (certain to make any sound system rumble!) This kit also includes 19 snare/clap layered combos that have an amazing pop and signature sound, which Jahlil Beats is known for. Most of the combos are quite upbeat, but with a select few that have a nice darker feel to them . Rolling through the 35 percussion sounds and the 21 high hats, I couldn’t help but to recreate some of jalils infamous rolls and drops. The percussion sounds and high hats are definitly very trap-oreiented, but I could see them in a wide variety of genre’s, and for the most part, are very versitile.
My personal favorite feature of this kit is the horn that kickstarted Meek Mill’s fame. Thats’s right, Jahlil’s trademark brass horn that has made appearances on many hit songs, including Meek Mill’s “I’m a boss”. There are two versions of Jahlil’s brass horn enclosed in the kit, along with a version of his string-instrument , which has also made countless appearences on a myriad of his songs. As if this isn’t enough, a bonus of 6 vocal/chants are included, all of which sound great, and, are once again more trap/mainstream oriented, but could work their way into several different genres.
Overall, I would say this kit is a must-have for anyone who produces mainstream or trap-style hip hop. The powerful horns and kicks had me sold instantly. Each and every sound inside this kit is dope and very crisp-sounding. Since the kit sounds are dry still, they have potential to appeal to individual likings when mixing. For just $29.99 you gain some of the same sounds used to make million dollar hits. Jahlil and iStandard provide these incredible sounds, the rest is up to you!