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  • Gritts x Maja 7th – “Lift You Up” | @ItsGritts @Maja7th @NoCosignRecords

    Coming at you to lift up your spirits today, check Indiana’s own Gritts and Maja 7th, as they give us “Lift You Up” ahead of their forthcoming EP. Dropping on 12/4/15, these fellas will be releasing a three-track free EP, titled Wishing Well, which is sure to impress. Read a bit more below, and download this song for free.

    “Wishing Well” is a brand new EP from emcee and musician Gritts and producer Maja 7th. The EP is full of thoughts on life and the world around us, as the writing and songs take a long look at many issues in the world today – in a positive light.

    More than 20 years in the making, Gritts and Maja 7th have been close friends since middle school. Although they have worked together on various projects in the past, and stayed great friends while pursuing their own respected music careers, “Wishing Well” will be their first official project that they release together.

    The EP drops via No Cosign Records on 12/4/15.

    And it’s free.
    releases December 4, 2015

    All songs written by Gritts.
    All songs produced by Maja 7th.
    Songs mixed and mastered by Lonegevity.

    Maja 7th appears as a collaborative effort between No Cosign Records and Red August.

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  • AL GO RHYTHMIC – “Our Era (Like That)” | @AL_GO_RHYTHMIC @NoCosignRecords

    Listen to the second single from Indiana beatsmith AL GO RHYTHMIC‘s upcoming debut on No Cosign Records, which is a boom-bap joint titled “Our Era (Like That)”. Be on the lookout for Al’s NOWHERE to be dropping his six-track EP next Friday. Bass on the track was played by Lonegevity. Represent like that.

    The debut project from Indiana beatsmith AL GO RHYTHMIC is titled “NOWHERE,” and the title is a play on both the phrase Now Here and Nowhere. Drums, sample chops, chill and intense vibes, and overall great music to listen to.

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  • Strong Roots Records – “Strong Roots Volume 4” (Release) | @StrongRootsRecs

    Strong Roots has returned with their fourth label sampler, and it’s a new compilation project that’s full of the different artists on the label. You can purchase the sampler for $5 from Bandcamp.

    Our most recent compilation features tracks from recent additions to SRR, as well as long time collaborators. From raw lyrical delivery to boom bap to new school beats, this project has an eclectic sound for every listener. A rare experience. Music for the mind, body and soul, Strong Roots Records presents Volume 4.

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  • Hinx Jones – “Painted” ft. Skittz (Video) | @HinxJones @SkittzFormPro @Dioooop

    Gritts and Lonegevity, collectively known as Hinx Jones, are back with another visual from their Soul Hop album, as Skittz joins them in their new “Painted” video. You can get this song, as well as their new Soul Hop album from this link, and also watch their new video for “Nothing” that dropped a few weeks ago. The video was directed and edited by Diop of Creative G.

    “Painted” is from Hinx Jones’ “SOUL HOP” album, which was released on 10/2/15 via No Cosign Records. Hinx Jones is Lonegevity and Gritts, and the song features fellow Cut Camp member and Indianapolis emcee Skittz. The song was produced by Lonegevity.

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  • Hinx Jones – “Soul Hop” (Release) + “Nothing” (Video) | @HinxJones @Lonegevity @ItsGritts

    Indiana’s own Hinx Jones, the duo of Lonegevity and Gritts, have released their brand new Soul Hop album today, as well as a new video for their “Nothing” single. The ten-track project features production from Lonegevity throughout, but also from ILL Brown, Maja 7th, Slot-A, and Mandog. There are features from Sirius Blvck, Neak, Skittz, and Pope Adrian Bless. Read a bit more below, check out the video above, and listen to their newness down at the bottom. They also have a limited edition CD for sale on their Bandcamp page, which will have lyrics, a digital download code, will be signed and numbered, and is an alternative version of the album that includes interludes and transitions not available digitally. So yeah, cop that. The video was directed and edited by Brand-It.

    “Soul Hop” was made with a different approach than their previous projects, as their new themed album incorporates a lot more direct focus of intent, singing, and more so than ever promotes vibes and thoughts around bettering oneself. The production is a bit more heartfelt than aggressive. The goal was to mesh soul and hip hop together to form something of a new genre. Think Foreign Exchange’s Connected meets The Roots’ How I Got Over, with their own personal touches added to it.

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  • Hinx Jones – “Nothing” | @HinxJones @Lonegevity @ItsGritts

    Hinx Jones has returned with “Nothing”, the third single from their upcoming Soul Hop album. Lonegevity and Gritts will be dropping their first album in three years this Friday, October 2nd. Be on the lookout for a few videos from the duo coming in the near future. Cop the single and pre-order the album from Bandcamp. The song was produced by Lonegevity.

    The song discusses being happy while focusing on who we are at our core, and realizing what it really means to have great things in life.

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  • Hinx Jones – “Painted” ft. Skittz | @HinxJones @SkittzFormPro

    Hinx Jones is back with “Painted”, the second single from their upcoming Soul Hop album, in a single that features oft-collaborator Skittz. Many of you know Skittz from Cut Camp, The Proforms, and Beats & Breakfast. “Painted” takes a vocal sample from Skittz’ “Existence” track, and the beat was crafted with a boom-bap slap, soul sample, and synth bass.

    Purchase the single from Bandcamp (pre-order and get this and “Let It Go” via download now) and listen below.

    The song kind of talks about deconstructing oneself to realizing the greatness in being who you are, and to continue fighting to be great. The essence can be best described by the chorus: “Life Love Letter you can write it exact – it takes a special kind of brush to paint your heart on the track.” The first verse is Gritts and the second is Lonegevity, who also produced the song. The third verse and chorus feature Skittz. Be on the lookout for the video to come in mid October.

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  • Hinx Jones – “Let It Go” ft. Sirius Blvck | @HinxJones @SiriusxBlvck @ILLBrown

    Hinx Jones’ upcoming Soul Hop album will be released on 10/2/15, and today you can listen to the first single from the album. The song features a verse from rising Indianapolis star Sirius Blvck, and production from our oft-collaborator ILL Brown. Listen below, and you can purchase the single from Bandcamp (and pre-order Soul Hop as well). #NOCOSIGN

    Hinx Jones, the duo of Lonegevity and Gritts of Indiana, have been working on “Soul Hop” for the last two years – on and off between other solo endeavors. This being their third album, and sixth project as Hinx Jones since 2010, they wanted to do something a little different than their previous projects.

    “Soul Hop” was made with a different approach than their previous projects, as their new themed album incorporates a lot more direct focus of intent, singing, and more so than ever promotes vibes and thoughts around bettering oneself. The production is a bit more heartfelt than aggressive.

    The project has production from Lonegevity, ILL Brown, Maja 7th, Slot-A, and Mandog. Extra instrumentation added by Gritts on “Do Better”.

    There are features from Neak, Skittz, Pope Adrian Bless, and Sirius Blvck.

    The project was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Lonegevity.

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  • Lonegevity Launches NO COSIGN RECORDS | @NoCosignRecords @Lonegevity

    Today marks the day that NO COSIGN RECORDS is born. Read the statement that Lonegevity gave us below, that talks a little about his new endeavor. BDTB is still pumping strong and isn’t going anywhere, so no need to worry about that. Consider this an extension of sorts. Their sampler is also below, and can be found on their new website.

    It’s no secret that I’m involved in a lot of things, and today marks the launching of my newest expansion: NO COSIGN RECORDS. I started BDTB back in 2009 with the idea that I knew a lot of talented musicians, artists, producers, rappers, and/or whatever you want to call them, and they weren’t getting the pub I thought they should be getting. I wanted to help artists get heard that I thought were dope, especially in Indiana and the Midwest (including myself), and it was the best way I knew how to do that at the time. I think we’ve done a great job at that so far, and we will continue to strive in that area as we have new things coming in the future as well.

    With that being said, it was time for me to do what I’ve been wanting to do for a long time: start a record label. Kind of with the same idea behind BDTB (as far as helping artists get to where they deserve to be), I’ve been sitting on the idea for a long time: watching the great ones, up and coming ones, and I learned the best way for me to position myself and my ideas in with them. NO COSIGN RECORDS will act as a full service global music label, based out of Indianapolis. Our motto is something along the lines of “we don’t need your cosign” and “we don’t create artists; we nurture them”.

    So, today you can see the beginning of what’s to come. I have started with five producers, four emcees, three engineers, a multi-instrumentalist, video and media professional, and am looking forward to jumping right in. We have a huge goal to work on a major artist development project in 2016, so this isn’t just your typical label push. We’re going for the full circle. Please take a listen to our sampler, and if you like it then please share it to your friends. Check out our website too for more information.

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