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  • #INDIANA: Hinx Jones “No Regard” | @hinxjones @Lonegevity @itsgritts


    Gritts and LONEgevity have returned together as Hinx Jones for a loose track inspired by the events of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and many others, in their latest “No Regard” track. The track, produced by LONEgevity, is available for a free download below. In case you haven’t bumped it yet, you can grab Lone’s new album, rap, etc., from this link here. Be on the lookout for another small handful of projects from these two in 2015, together and solo alike.

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  • #INDIANA: LONEgevity “rap, etc.” Release & Interview | @LONEgevity


    Our own LONEgevity unveiled his rap, etc. album today with all of the instrumentals, and wrote a bit about it below. Listen, read, bump and download for free from Bandcamp.

    RAPRAPRAP – I actually made this beat when showing Jay Diff a few cool things about Ableton back in July of 2014. Later, when I sat down to finalize the album, I didn’t have an intro, and instead of doing something more somber, which was my initial plan, I decided to come straight out the gate and just do clever rap stuff. Even though I’ve been rapping longer than producing, and have put out numerous projects with hip hop groups with me rapping (Hinx Jones / Beats & Breakfast), most people know me for my production. I think the angst and idea that I get overlooked in the rap realm by most people is frustrating at times, and this song was meant to pretty much showcase my wordplay and ability. I tend to have a bit of aggression and cockyness in my rap persona, and I’ve always been pretty opinionated. So yeah, this is just what it is…like hey, listen up and learn something. Blah blah, look at me, I’m a rapper.

    STONES – This is an older song that I remixed. I tend to remix my songs quite a bit, as you’ll understand after reading all of this. This song was originally recorded back in 2012 when I was working on a “Drums Bang” project (which eventually turned into a business) and had a completely different beat. I ended up losing some of the stems, so I had to remix it, and I actually like it a bit more now. I flipped a Madlib/MED track. The features are my homies G Granite and Gritts, who wrote some really great rah rah rap stuff for it. “Stones” references the last lines of the song.

    WANNA DO – I wrote and recorded this song in one night back in August of 2014. The beat was one that I made when I first started messing around in Ableton back in June of 2014, and was just a real simple loop. Sometimes simplicity works wonders, and it did for this one. I’m not sure what exactly sparked this song, but here it is. I enjoy doing spacious octave singing over tracks, and it gave me the vibe I wanted.

    SITTING IN MY CAR – The whole idea for this song is kind of funny because I wrote it about a past life I had. I used to work the typical 40+ hours a week as an engineer in the medical field, and back in 2010 I was laid off. Managing working a ton of hours on top of all of the other things I did was tough, and I kind of looked back to a previous life to draw inspiration a bit when I wrote this song last year (around May of 2013 I think). Right around this time, Mike Schpitz actually drove to Indianapolis from Chicago to do a weekend recording session for a project we were working on, and this song was actually a stem from after that session. I think. Maybe it was right before? Actually, now I’m not too sure. Ha. Either way, I sent this track to him around the same time we were putting out our “Sunday Brunch” project (April of 2013) and our recording session (May of 2013). He was able to chime in and add his experience as the 9-5 rapper with a family to add a great take on my idea: that necessary “me moment” the song is about. This is one of my favorite songs I’ve done.

    I WONDER – When I initially opened Ableton to make this beat, my intention was for this to be the intro. It turned out a bit too vibey. Then I wanted it to be the outro, but I re-realized that I already had a perfect outro. I put this interlude in the middle to simply show another side of my creativity. It’s minimal and to the point.

    THRONES – I wrote this song when I was in the middle of binge-watching Game of Thrones. I was sitting and making a beat while re-watching an episode I partially missed, and the sample you hear came on. I instantly got the idea to write a song from the perspective of a bold and crass, yet loved king in this world. It turned out to be a mixture of many of the characters spaced throughout my 5 mini-verses, and at the end the “now all my people say…” part gets revealed as I say “he’s the great” at the end. It all ties together.

    WAKE UP – This is another older track that I had sitting around. Kind of. I made the beat and wrote the verse to this in the summer of 2013, and Pete actually sent me the verse pretty quickly. I got the scratches from Spoolz shortly after, but I didn’t actually piece this song together until about a month ago. Pete has been one of my favorite rappers for along time, so I’ll proudly play back fiddle to him. It’s more or less just a rappidy rap song telling you that we can rap. It’s fun.

    STUCK - This song is pieces of a song that I wrote for my lady about 2 years ago, re-imagined with a different beat than I originally used. I knew I wanted to put out this song before, but I thought the vibe was a little weird, so when I was randomly browsing through beats I made in 2010, I found this one. I had completely forgot about it, but it was perfect for what I wanted to share. Short and sweet.

    KISS – This is a bonus track because I didn’t really want to have two songs like “Quickie” on here, and they were both pretty similar. But also, this song is literally like 6-7 years old…recording and all. I had to do some clever things to get it to sound decent. The idea of this song is pretty simple, yet cleverly complex. I wrote this song with two ideas in mind so that depending on the person, they would think I’m talking about two completely separate things: 1) the first kiss, and 2) the first kiss down below. If you listen closely you’ll realize it can be interpreted both ways. I’d like to shoot a side-by-side shot video showcasing this at some point, but if the lifespan of this song is any indicator, it might not happen for a few more years.

    QUICKIE – I mean, it’s exactly what it seems like. It’s a song about a quick sexual encounter. It’s very descriptive. I remixed this beat after I made it to give it a better feel. This song is also roughly three years old.

    SLEEP – This song has many meanings. Aside from referencing Naptown (Indianapolis), the song talks about being slept on as an emcee, being a bit older than some of the newer cats emerging, and all of the weirdness that goes along with it. It’s not necessarily a cocky song as much as it is an awakening; it’s a respect due type of thing. As much as I have love for the entire Indianapolis and Indiana music scene, sometimes I feel like I get overlooked due to being a blogger and somewhat of a “mover” in the scene. It’s hard to describe sometimes, as I’m not a typical artist, so it’s frustrating sometimes. There just isn’t a “perfect place” for some of us. This is just my way of saying that I may be seasoned, but don’t sleep on this old man – go and dig and you’ll find my work. You might just like it, and I’ll still give you 30/10/5! Ps, I’m not THAT old. This beat is also a remix from the original…but it was a great segway from the previous song so I kept it.

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  • #INDIANA: LONEgevity ft. Mike Schpitz “Sitting In My Car” | @Lonegevity @MikeSchpitz


    Indiana producer and emcee LONEgevity is gearing up to drop his new rap, etc. project on Monday, and he let go this new joint featuring Topeka repper, and oft-collaborator, Mike Schpitz. It’s kind of like a BDTB collaboration, you know? Listen and download below.

    CHORUS:
    I turn the beat up in the ride
    Turn up the volume as you drive
    Turn up the volume if you need to feel the vibe
    Turn up the volume if you’re shutting off your life…
    Just for a second
    Just feel the record
    We all got a grind but let it go before you wreck it
    This is just a feeling, you can feel it too
    I’m talking about a feeling, just see it through

    VERSE1 (Lone):
    My name is Sean and I’ve been struggling..
    just to keep it bubbling
    Talking about my goals cause my goals are steady doubling
    As I’m getting older I’ve been *focusing
    But I’m losing hope in this
    And success is defined by the *eye of the beholder
    A lot of people *see it more accurate
    But it’s like my own *vision’s degeneration, *Macular
    And I can’t do piss..where’s my catheter?
    Trying to remember more is less
    My man TR said it best…
    Career ADD, yeah that defines me
    And even though I know it, I’m steady re-defining
    Everything that I know… and everything that I see
    Cause there’s always an opportunity to build your own thing
    And that is deeper than you think
    Just handle your own biz, but make sure you blink
    Cause life happens fast…we’re all lost in sin
    I turn my music on blast, and let me thoughts begin

    CHORUS

    VERSE2 (Mike):
    Long day at work… shit got me depressed
    I guess
    I turn up the record to reflect
    I see my reflection in the record when I’m stressed
    But even when I second guess… I know I’m blessed
    Sorting through my habits and contradictions
    I guess I’m Christian but this is my religion
    I sit back with a six-pack and zone out
    Take a deep breath, feel the pressure, blow it out…
    It feels good to let it go
    The world’s on my shoulders but I never let it show
    I never let the pressure bend, break or even fold
    I know my soul is worth it’s weight in gold
    Fathering a future for generations to come
    Illustrate a vision, creating it for my son
    Feels like a feast, even when we’re scraping crumbs
    Food of thought, better grab a plate, taste what I’ve become

    CHORUS X2

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  • Slot-A Releases New Drum Kit & “Loop Us” Instrumentals | @IAMSLOTA @DrumsMustBang


    On the day before Thanksgiving, Slot-A rejoined up with Drums Bang to drop a new drum kit with a couple instrumentals. You can get 45 new slapping drum sounds, and below you can bump the two instrumentals he put out with the kit. Bumpage. Also, you get 60% off the entire Drums Bang digital store, including this kit, by using code “CYBERDRUMS” today. Bong.

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  • #INDIANA: LONEgevity “Wanna Do” | @Lonegevity


    Here is the second single from Naptown and BDTB’s own LONEgevity, a self-produced track titled “Wanna Do” that will be on his upcoming rap,etc album. The project will drop next Monday on December 8th. Lyrics below.

    VERSE1
    …I’ll tell you what I wanna do ….I’ll tell you what I wanna do..
    I’m tryna live like I want and use my talents as they are
    and get paid for it…not live out of my car
    it’s tough being who I am because I see things
    cats building to block the sun & bring rain
    even if ya helping them, selfishness, a Celtic wish
    got 4 4-leaf clovers for the hellishness
    where’s my cross at?
    not a believer…hold the cleaver
    man I rhyme words for the reapers
    I’m just helping out, doing me, for the beings
    fuck you, i don’t need, anything that you bring
    self sufficient is the mission
    my soul glistens when you listen
    frozen liquor for my homies that is missing
    I rhyme well.. with a purpose that i hope that-you-are-getting
    and I don’t care if I’m backpack
    just know that I rap nasty without a snap back
    or any fucking fad that, you think I should be jocking
    I see you posers and I’m knocking
    you ain’t slick homie you’re stalking
    …I like drums and how they move on the track
    I like sounds that can groove and take you back
    jazz hands for my homies that love the feel
    give me dap if you dig the skills..come on

    BREAK
    This is what I wanna do
    This is what I wanna do

    VERSE2
    This is what I wanna do…
    Tell ya all about me thru the songs I do
    And lift a few souls, catch a rise or two
    Rock a bunch of tracks on stage with camp the crew
    and Live in that moment where you’re tuned in to… me
    It’s really quite simple to see
    That everything I’m pursuing is what I wanna be
    that’s why it takes so long to put out an album…
    It’s gotta be exactly how it seems
    …And how I see it, I’ve got visions
    to build a world full of scenic…life…
    for others to have, cause I don’t want it
    just like building and I’m good at it, I’m really good at it…
    And I hope that you agree
    But if not… I’ll still be me

    BREAK
    This is what I wanna do (repeat til end)

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  • #INDIANA: LONEgevity ft. G Granite & Gritts “Stones” | @Lonegevity @greygranite @itsgritts


    He reached his 1k followers on Twitter, and as promised, Naptown’s LONEgevity has released the first self-produced single from his upcoming rap, etc album. The song features G Granite and his Hinx Jones and Cut Camp affiliate Gritts. Free listen and download below, and you can expect the full release the first week of December.

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  • #INDIANA: LONEgevity “Shake Stuff Up” Release | @Lonegevity


    Lone has dropped a 2-track beat-tape, that he made in an hour yesterday, strictly for promotion of his new Shake Stuff Up kit with Drums Bang. Even though the tape was strictly made to showcase some of the shakers with different sounds (original composition, jazz sample and rock sample), you get to bump some goodness along with it. Free listens, and if you cop the kit you get the beat tape for free.

    Here’s a 3-track beat tape I made in the last hour using my new “Shake Stuff Up” kit with Drums Bang. I figured it’d be cool to kind of show everyone these shakers live and in action. The shakers used in these beats you can get in the shaker kit, which includes 139 different loops and one-shots.

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