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!llmind Publishes KING Z3US Acapella, Create Your Remix to Win Blap Kits + More from the Drum Broker

3 Feb

KING Z3US ARTWORK COSMOS_1Grammy Nominated Producer !llmind is best known for his production work for 50 Cent, Ariana Grande, J Cole, Drake as well as the mastermind behind creating the “Blap-Kit” drum pack series.

!llmind recently produced the new hot single “Cosmos” for Harlem’s KING Z3US on his own imprint Roseville Music Group. KING Z3US and !llmind have teamed up again with the Drum Broker to have the Blend community remix “Cosmos” for an opportunity to win some cool prizes.

Here How It Works:

  1. Pull “Cosmos” from The Drum Broker
  2. Create your remix
  3. Publish your update by February 29th 2016

The Drumbroker and !llmind will reward the Grand Prize Winner with credits to the Drum Broker store and 2 runner ups will receive the Blap Drive Platinum Bundle with 16GB of samples valued at $149.00

Illmind Blap Kit Vol. 7 Contest

29 Dec

blap kit contest

Cop the kit & get started! Download Here: Illmind BLAP-KIT Volume 7
The official BLAP-KIT VOLUME 7 Beat Contest is ON. The deadline to submit your beat is Monday, Feb. 15th (the day of the Grammy Awards). Be sure to read the rules and regulations above,

Illmind is looking for originality, manipulation, technical ability & overall vibe. Only one will win. Good luck! May the force be with you. – !llmind

Soulful Stems 3 – Vinyl Sample Flip Challenge

24 Jul

SS3 Promo Flyer


Download the sample & enter the contest by clicking here

The good guys at are running a sample flip contest for the famed “Soulful Stems” sample packs.  The Soulful Stems 3 version will be on limited edition vinyl!  Peep the details and support!  Peace.

Step up your production game and enter our famed Soulful Stems 3 sample-flip challenge!  Your pre-order will secure your contest entry AND also provide you with the limited edition Soulful Stems 3 vinyl that will ship in late August.  The Soulful Stems 3 project will officially drop after the contest winner is announced on August 28th.  Peep the details below!

Contest Entry Details:

  1. Pre-order The Soulful Stems 3 Limited Edition Vinyl and receive the untagged sample download to use in contest ( &
  2. Submit track in .mp3 format to
  3. Entry must contain obvious reference to sample download
  4. Submit entry between July 24th – August 21st
  5. Winner will be announced August 28th
  6. Official project will drop on August 28th and your vinyl order will begin shipping during this timeframe
  7. Winner will receive: SS3 Vinyl credit, Ion USB Turntable, Drum Machinery Poster, MPC60 USB flash drive with SS3 stems loaded, and Behind The Beats video with Scratch Magazine TV featuring the winner track
  8. Note that this pre-order price will change once official project is out.  Take advantage!

**Again, please note that your contest entry does include the vinyl version + digital copy of the Soulful Stems 3.  The winner will have his pre-order money credited back!**

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

Marco Polo – Pad Thai Vol. 2 – Beat Making Contest

16 Jul

Marco Polo Pad Thai Beat Contest



Marco Polo, The Drum Broker & 2Dopeboyz present The “Pad Thai Vol. 2” beat making contest!


1) All entries must own “Pad Thai” Vol. 2. Your order # grants you entry. (You receive the order# when you buy it). Please do not enter if you don’t own Pad Thai Vol. 2. Don’t own it? No problem, head over to or and cop it! 

2) Make a beat using any sounds from Pad Thai Vol 2. Of course you can use your own loops, samples, whatever you want just make sure something from Pad Thai Vol. 2 is used to construct the beat. I’d prefer it to be obvious but even one sound is fine.

3) Email your best beat (320 mp3 or soundcloud link is fine) to (only 1 beat please.) *VERY IMPORTANT* Please make sure you include your “Pad Thai Vol. 2” order # and all your social media/contact info with your beat submission. The deadline for submissions is Sunday August 16th, 2015. I will post the winner (the beat I think is the best) on Friday, August 21st, 2015.

Now for the good stuff…

The winner receives the following:

1) Any drums & bass sounds from 2 of my productions not included in “Pad Thai” Vol. 2.Just tell me the name of the songs and the drums & bass sounds are yours.

2) I will personally email/submit the winning beat to any rapper you want and let them know you got a banger (within reason of course…y’all know who I work with so please don’t ask for Jay Z or Nas or Kendrick hahaha.) KIC Beats won my first contest and had the opportunity to personally submit beats directly to Pharoahe Monch. Not too shabby huh?!!! 

3) 1 free digital download of any of my albums. (e.g. PA, PA2, NA2, Double Barrel…)

4) 30 minutes with me in the studio via skype, phone or messenger (not in person, sorry Mischa don’t like guests). You can play me beats and get feedback or ask any production questions you want while I smoke Newports. If you make hot shit I’m happy to help you get your beats to some MC’s. Rappers always need beats.

5) The winning beat will be posted on and on all my social media pages as well via The Drum Broker

6) $24.99 credit courtesy of the

Sound good?

Let the beat making begin and if you have any questions, please ask them in the comments. Happy Holidays everyone!


!llmind, K!NG Z3US and The Drum Broker select Winners for “21 Pounds” challenge

17 Jun

illmind blap kits

After giving all of the remix entries a thorough review, !llmind and K!NG Z3US have chosen Bigg Kid’s blend as their favorite, with ENTRSTELLAR’s entry as the runner-up. Bigg Kid will receive Illmind Special Edition 16GB Blap Drive (ASR-10) w/ “The Blap Kit Gold Box Bundle” and ENTRSTELLAR will receive the Maschine Flash Drive Loaded with Drum Broker Samples.

Join us in congratulating them, and check out their productions below.


We’d like to thank each of you who participated in this challenge as well as !llmind, K!NG Z3US and The Drum Broker for making this possible.

!llmind and The Drum Broker invite you to a production challenge on Blend

7 May



Official Rules // Post via here:

illmind,Grammy Award & Billboard Music Award Nominated producer known for his massive hip-hop, pop, soul, and electronic music productions has worked with artists including Kanye West, Drake, J Cole, Ariana Grande & more. He is also the mastermind behind the popular “Blap-Kits” drum kit series, used by platinum producers around the globe.

Now, illmind and Drum Broker invite you to a production challenge and an opportunity to win some super cool and unique prizes through Blend.

Create a remix of 21 Pounds from the acapella

K!NG Z3US, recently signed to illmind’s rising new label Roseville Music Group brings a fresh new track for you to create instrumentation for as a part of a new remix.


Read on for details and you could win one of these awesome BLAP USB drives, loaded with Drum Broker samples!



Here how this works:

  1. Register or Log In to Blend and Pull 21 Pounds.
  2. Make a new music using the vocal from K!ng Z3us.
  3. Publsh your remix by June 1st and tag your project with IllmindContest

Two winners will be chosen by Drumbroker & Illmind. Prize details:

  1. Illmind Special Edition 16GB Blap Drive (ASR-10) w/ “The Blap Kit Gold Box Bundle”
  2. Maschine Flash Drive Loaded with Drum Broker Samples.

Havoc “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest Winner

7 Mar


Out of over 100 remixes, The Drum Broker and are pleased to announce Aaron Choulai as the winner of our “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest. Despite ranking as the fifth best remix on our public voting widget which posted last Thursday, Aaron’s soulful remix was enough for him to receive the poll position for the final round of judging.

In addition to having the song premiere on AudioMack, Aaron is also set to receive a $1,000 store credit at, along with a 13 Reloaded T-Shirt, signed CD, and poster. As a bonus for your listening pleasure, we’re pleased to offer the Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1 Remix of “What I Rep,” which is also taken from Havoc’s 13 Reloaded LP. Along with the original guest feature from Sheek Louch, we find Hav’s boroughmate, Nutso, making a quick cameo for an in-your-face sixteen that’s placed between both veteran’s verses. Crafted using various beat kits provided by The Drum Broker, the duo have crafted a stripped down, vintage sound that clicks with the gully flows of each artist.

Twitter Handles:
• Aaron Choulia:
• Havoc:
• Prodigy:

“What I Rep” (Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1 Remix)
• Sheek Louch:
• Nutso:
• Divided Soul:
• SPanky Divided Souls:
• DJ Pain 1:
• The Drum Broker:

Illmind – Quickfire Sample Fl!p Contest (2/15/15)

16 Feb



Download Sample Here:

Submission Deadline – Feb 18th, 2015 8:00PM EST

1. Purchase & Download this sample loop. (Composed entirely by !llmind. Includes STEMS)

2. Create a beat using this sample + any other sounds you wish.

3. SUBMIT your beat (mp3) as an EMAIL ATTACHMENT BY 8:00 PM EST WED. FEB. 18th to (SUBJECT LINE: Quickfire Sample Flip Contest 2/15/15)

!llmind will choose his favorite beat & crown ONE WINNER live on Ustream.

Want to see how the previous contest was? Watch this Ustream playback.

The winner will receive:

  • The Gold Box Bundle
  • Blap Kit Volume 6
  • Analog Sweeps & Transitions
  • $100 Voucher good towards any purchase on (never expires)
  • Winning beat will be released via Roseville Music Group Soundcloud (FREE Promo Single w/ RT & Soundcloud Reposts by !llmind + email blast.)
  • A shout-out from !llmind on Twitter + bragging rights. x “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest

6 Feb



Enter Contest via DJ Booth Here:

The DJBooth has partnered with for a truly remarkable remix contest for all up and coming producers! Choosing the Prodigy-assisted single, “Uncut Raw,” taken fromm Havoc‘s 13 Reloaded LP, we’re giving producers an incredible chance to receive a hefty dose of exposure, in addition to winning a very generous prize package.

In addition to having your remix tweeted by Havoc and premiered via Audiomack, is offering a $1,000.00 shopping spree to be spent on their acclaimed beat kits. The producer behind the winning remix will also receive one 13 Reloaded T-­Shirt, signed CD, and poster. Refer to all of the details below, and be sure to enter your email address into the widget below to redeem all of the assets you’ll need to get started (itinerary/schedule included). Good luck!


Please email all submissions to no later thanFriday, February 20. Only one submission per producer will be accepted. The files for the remix contest include an MP3 file of the original version of “Uncut Raw” and the WAV file of the acapella. The a cappella file is zero pointed and should synchronize properly with any digital audio workstation. Music should be submitted in an MP3 format and should default to any iTunes media player. The original version of “Uncut Raw” is 88 beats per minute. Song file should be labeled accordingly with song title first, followed by the producer’s name and remix in parenthesis, i.e. “Uncut Raw (Joe Smith Remix).mp3.”

Due to the high volume of submissions, it becomes very difficult to cross-reference submissions with their corresponding email addresses, and therefore it is imperative that you include your email address in the comment field of the iTunes info panel. In your email, please provide us with your social network URLs (Twitter/Facebook/IG) along with your discography Bio/EPK if applicable. Please include a few sentences about yourself and your production background.

Marco Polo Pad Thai Drum Kit – Contest Winner

24 Jan



Download Here:

From Marco Polo,

First off, thank you to everyone who submitted a beat. The amount of submissions was INSANE and I was amped so many of y’all got involved. I appreciate the work everyone put into their beats. I heard Marco Polo scratch intros & vintage newport ad samples on a few hahaha. I peeped every single one. A lot of great ideas and creative flips on my sounds. It’s cool to hear how y’all used the kit. Loved it. THANK YOU.

Now….Drum roll please……
Congrats to KIC Beats – Producer for winning my first “Pad Thai” beat making contest. His beat showcased the best drum programming, arrangement, overall knock and + head nod factor. He also used a shit load of sounds from my kit. He listed them all. You can listen to his winning beat below via his soundcloud page and be sure to follow him!

You can follow KIC Beats here:

(*Honorable mention* to DuTch. I will post his beat via his soundcloud later on…)