DRU Releases Dear Beloved Music Video

The NatCave Studio’s very own DRU just dropped the music video for his latest track titled Dear Beloved, featuring vocals by Los, and we are so excited to share it with you all. This song is part of an upcoming album called AM2 (Return of Tha King) and the entire project is expected to make its’ debut in Fall 2017.

Pictured above: snapshot from Dear Beloved music video

The video, shot in the streets of Brooklyn and Harlem, depicts a story about two lovers crossing paths. According to DRU, “It’s about finding your long-lost love, or someone who is compatible to you. Your soulmate could be right around the corner, but it may take a while for you to come together. I was inspired to write this song after watching a movie where two soulmates kept crossing paths, but didn’t even know each other.”

DRU (which stands for Divine Ruler Universal) has been a loyal NatCave Studio artist for almost a decade and we’re always glad to have him. A personal shout out from DRU goes to:

Landmind Hip Hop
Nat Foreman for helping record Dear Beloved
Oo La La Films for the Dear Beloved music video
and lastly, for all the artists out there doing it for the love of music

Stay tuned for his album AM2 (Return of Tha King) coming soon!

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NatCave Memes

As we slowly approach the halfway mark of 2017, here is a round-up of all the memes we’ve cooked up so far! If you’re the type of person who’s always hitting up the recording studio, then these memes will surely apply to you. Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Tired of horrible studio services and high rates? Come record with us at The NatCave Studio today! We guarantee affordable rates starting at $50 per hour and quality service. Text (888) 603-3587 to book a session.

You can win 5 free hours of studio time!

You read that right. This March, NatCave Studio is giving away 5 free hours of studio time! All you have to do to is ask for a scratch-off card when you come into the studio this month. Each card contains a special prize, but one lucky winner will receive 5 FREE HOURS OF STUDIO TIME! It’s that easy.

To play, just follow these simple steps:
1. Pick up a card when you come into the studio before March 31st
2. Scratch off the sticker to reveal your prize
3. Redeem your prize!


At NatCave Studio, everyone is a winner, meaning no one goes home empty handed. Here is a list of the other prizes you can win:

  • 2 free hours of studio time
  • 1 free hour of studio time
  • 1 free hour to produce original instrumental
  • Free artist feature on NatCave blog & social media channels
  • $10 off your next session
  • $5 off your next session
  • Free 15 minute edit

Please note: each prize cannot be combined with other deals. Scratch-off cards will be distributed until March 31st. Good luck everyone!

The NatCave Studio Referral Program

We are excited to finally introduce the NatCave Studio Referral Program!
Here’s how it works:

referral program

If you’ve recorded with us at NatCave before, recommend another artist you know to a risk-free session at our studio. What is a risk-free session, you ask?

A risk-free session allows each new artist to spend one full hour at the NatCave Studio. Each session covers recording, mixing, mastering and editing by our Chief Audio Engineer. If the artist is not happy with our service, there will be absolutely no charge for the session. If he or she wishes to keep the finished product of their recording at the end of the hour, we will discuss more details regarding our standard rate and procedure.

For each new artist you recommend to the studio who decides to continue recording with us , we’ll give you a free hour to say thank you!


  • Brand new artists must have never recorded or worked at the NatCave Studio
    in the past
  • Risk-free sessions must be booked between Monday to Thursday
  • If you have any questions, feel free to call or text (888) 603-3587 for more details

New Year, New Music

Now that the holidays are over and the New Year has begun, it’s time to make a fresh set of goals for the year of 2017. You could stick to a cliché resolution like lose ten pounds or cut down on alcohol, but how about simply focusing on your music career instead?

If you’re taking it into consideration, we can assure you that we are in full support of your success! If you still need a little push, we’ve got just what you need. Here are three simple New Year Resolutions that will help you get back on top of your music game.

Turn your recording sessions into a regular routine by booking at least two hours of studio time each month. It would be nice to come into the studio once a week, but we all know how busy life can be sometimes. Scheduling your sessions ahead of time will allow you to actually make time for your music, rather than putting it on the back burner for “whenever you might be free.”

Let this be the year you release that album or mixtape you’ve been daydreaming about! The songs can stay on repeat in your head forever, but it’s time to bring them to life and share it with the world. Give yourself an ideal target date. Whether it’s March 31st or June 1st, a specific date will motivate you to get it done!

After dropping your latest project, keep your love for the art alive by writing more music. Creative inspiration is everywhere, so find that flow and keep it going!

Are you feeling inspired yet?
One step is all it takes, so call or text us at (888) 603-3587 to book your next session right now. By the time you know it, you’ll be checking these resolutions off your list sooner than you think.

Best Live Performer of 2016

We would like to congratulate Jus Write for his recent “Best Live Performer” award! The Brooklyn rapper was nominated by Voiceless Music Radio for the 2016 Indie VMAs, and swept the votes by a landslide, giving him the victorious title of Live Performer of the Year.

img_1499“I do music because I have a genuine love for it. I didn’t fall in love with it because of the money; I fell in love with the art of creating, and expression through lyrics.” he shared in a recent post after his latest success, “With that being said, salute to the lovers of the ART.”

Jus Write has been creating music at NatCave Studio and all his hard work is definitely paying off. He has two projects in the works that will make their debut in early 2017, so be sure to stay tuned.

Jus Write & S-ROCK

Pictured above is Jus Write (left) and fellow rapper S-ROCK (right) both holding img_1500their newly-awarded titles at the Indie VMAs. S-ROCK won “Song of the Year” for his track Haterz On My Back. Both artists are affiliated with RockView
and we are lucky to have had the pleasure of working with them both throughout the years. Congrats guys!

View the Jus Write Official Website here


NatCave Holiday Specials

This December, NatCave Studio is offering a holiday special for all our clients! This special features three unique packages to fit your personal budget. Below, you can see what each package offers compared to our standard $50/hr rate.

Holiday Special

Disclaimer: number of songs above are an estimate based on the number of hours included in each package.

To inquire about a package or redeem this offer, simply contact us here or text
(888) 603-3687. Total cost must be paid up front. This offer is valid until December 31, 2016. Please note: after maximizing hours in special rate, additional hours will cost our regular studio rate.

Studio Sessions with Juice Cannon

JuicePac Juice Cannon (aka JuicePac)
From Lagos, Nigeria
Currently in Brooklyn, New York

With the recent release of his EP titled JuicePac, our Crooklyn rapper Juice Cannon takes the time to sit down with us and reflect on the recording process. (Note: His previous album was titled Now Leaving Crooklyn)

Scroll through the interview below to find more about the birth of JuicePac at NatCave Studio.

What inspired you to make this JuicePac mixtape?
Juice Cannon: October is all about Halloween and it’s the month I started this project. Everybody likes to dress up and be someone they usually aren’t. Instead of dressing up, I wanted to embrace Pac’s persona and take it to the next level by showcasing that style in a mixtape. Adding Juice Cannon’s personal style to Tupac’s legendary flow brings us JuicePac.

What was your favorite part of the process?
JC: We recorded everything in a total of two days, all at NatCave Studio! I’ve been going to this studio for over ten years now and I just keep coming back. When I started this JuicePac project, I wanted to switch it up and try a different studio. Things didn’t go so well and I realized I was wasting my time, so I hit up Nat and we knocked it out in two days. Our final day of recording was even on my birthday.

What’s it like working with Nat at NatCave Studio?
JC: It’s great. He’s an extremely reliable audio engineer and he matches my workaholic energy. I started coming to the studio when I was 14 and I’ve been Nat’s client ever since.

Out of all the songs in this EP, which ones should fans check out first?
Most definitely JuicePac because that’s the name of the tape. It’s Halloween themed and I’m paying tribute to one of my favorite rappers by creating my own alter ego.


Another one is called Connected– I feel like knowing the right people and being in a circle full of connections allows me to get my hands on anything I want. Some of the lyrics are “I’m connected, everywhere I go I’m respected…” it’s pretty self-explanatory. Go check it out, then listen to the rest of the tracks too!

Any special shout outs as your JuicePac mixtape finally gets released?
Nat is the ultimate MVP! Without him I couldn’t have gotten the project done. Also a special shout out to Severiti, who is the only other artist I featured on this mixtape. Lastly, thank you to my fans for the 500+ plays in the last 7 days since JuicePac was released. It really means a lot and I have more new stuff coming soon!

This weekend, Juice Cannon is hosting a private party celebrating JuicePac’s debut with family, friends and other respected rappers. Congratulations and thanks for trusting our team at NatCave Studio! Stream the EP below and please don’t hesitate to show your support.

SoundCloud: Juice Cannon
Twitter: @JuiceCannon
Instagram: @Juice_Pac
YouTube: Juice-Cannon

Want to work with us on your next record? Contact us at studio@natcave.com to book a session!

Interview by Brigette Balagot
Photos and video provided by Juice Cannon

The NatCave Studio Cypher is back for Spring 2016!

The NatCave Studio Cypher is back for the season! Come and get amongst other local artists, enjoy the same ol’ amazing hospitality The NatCave Studio has to offer and collaborate on something creative with some of Brooklyn’s finest.

– Open to artists of all styles who have recorded at the NatCave Studio only and accompanying artists
– Each artist brings a 16-bar verse (memorized or freestyle) for the chosen instrumental
– You’ll have 10 minutes to record your verse and any adlibs
– Good vibes only

Just click ‘Attending’ on the Facebook event or text/email/call us up to RSVP! The event will be held right here in the NatCave.

We will aim to wrap the night up around 11pm/midnight so please arrive around 9pm!

Vote for the instrumental we will use right here, right now. Select up to three beats on the poll below before 7:30pm Thursday April 21st and we will reveal the ONE beat with the most votes which we will be using. This gives you just over a week to write and rehearse your verse.

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Here’s what went down at the Winter 2016 NatCave Studio Cypher in January!

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Announcing the Winter 2016 NatCave Studio Cypher!

It’s Going Down!

On Saturday, January 16th, 2016 at 9:00 PM, The NatCave Studio is hosting an exclusive hip-hop studio cypher. Be there and bring your best 16-bar verse.

The studio cypher is different from a live cypher. Each artist takes turns performing their verse in the booth. Our chief engineer Nathanial Foreman will record your vocals. You’ll have 10 minutes to record your verse and any adlibs. Once everyone performs we will playback the entire collaborative performance. After the event, Nathanial will mix the cypher within a few days and upload the final mix to the NatCave Studio Soundcloud page.

During the cypher, everyone is welcome to take pictures and record video. Enjoy some refreshments and network with other artists.

This time around, we want YOU to choose the instrumental!

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Vote for which instrumentals you’d like use. We will announce the winning instrumental with the most votes on Monday, January 11th, 2016. This will give you 5 days to write and rehearse your 16 bar verse


You! Or, more specifically, any artist affiliated with The NatCave Studio. In other words, this event is open to artists who’ve had a session with us or artists coming with another artist who has had a session with us. Rappers, singers, spoken word artists and musicians are welcome.


At the studio cypher, you will have 10 minutes in the booth to spit your best 16-bar verse. You can write your verse in advance or freestyle, just remember to keep your performance at 16 bars.


The NatCave Studio
1304 Union Street
Brooklyn NY 11213

Directions on Google Maps


The cypher starts at 9:00 PM on Saturday, January 16th, 2016. We’re wrapping up at about 11:00 PM, so try to get there by 9:00 PM.


The NatCave Studio Cyphers are awesome! You get to showcase your talent among other great artists. It’s an excellent networking opportunity to mingle with the studio family. We’ll be serving light refreshments. We’re giving out a surprise to each participant. And oh yeah, it’s FREE! 🙂


To participate in the Winter 2016 Studio Cypher, simply RSVP on our Facebook event.

Have your 16-bar verse ready by 9:00 PM. Don’t be late!

Here are some highlights from previous NatCave Studio Cyhpers

Fall 2015 Studio Cypher

Summer 2015 Studio Cypher

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