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    #KANSAS: Mike Schpitz ft. Briana “Still High” | @MikeSchpitz


    Topeka, Kansas/Chicago emcee, Mike Schpitz just released the new single from his upcoming album, Topeka, High. The single, “Still High” features Chicago singer Briana and showcases Schpitz reflecting on his high school days back in Kansas over a soulful backdrop from the awesome Ill Brown. With no release date set, Schpitz is gearing up to finish Topeka, High and drop off some more new material soon.

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    Skittz & LONEgevity “Beats & Breakfast: Season 2″ Release | @beatsxbreakfast @lonegevity @skittzformpro


    You’ve seen all of the episodes and heard all of the songs, and today you can download the entire Beats & Breakfast series album Season 2 for free! Included in the download is also all of the instrumentals. Check out all of the credits below for Skittz and LONEgevity‘s entire project, as well as some of the art (all completed by TR), and make sure you download the entire project now.

    1. Time ft. Ace One & Pope Adrian Bless
    Verses: Ace One, Skittz, Pope Adrian Bless
    Chorus: LONEgevity (Co-Written by E-Ru)
    Production: LONEgevity

    2. Celebration ft. Grey Granite, Gritts & Tyler Knapp
    Verses: Grey Granite, Gritts, Skittz
    Chorus: Grey Granite
    Bass: Gritts
    Organ: LONEgevity
    Production: LONEgevity, Tyler Knapp

    3. Measured In Weight ft. Gritts, Black Eddie & ILL Brown
    Verses: Gritts, Skittz, Black Eddie
    Chorus: Skittz
    Production: ILL Brown, LONEgevity

    4. See Me Shining ft. Ace One & ILL Brown
    Verses: Ace One, LONEgevity, ILL Brown
    Chorus: Skittz
    Production: LONEgevity, ILL Brown

    5. Get Back ft. R-Juna & Ace One
    Verses: R-Juna, LONEgevity, Ace One
    Chorus: Skittz, Ace One
    Production: LONEgevity

    6. Must Be ft. WhoisLouis & Ace One
    Verses: WhoisLouis, Skittz, LONEgevity
    Chorus: Ace One
    Production: LONEgevity, WhoisLouis

    7. They Say ft. Theon Lee
    Verses: Skittz, Theon Lee, LONEgevity
    Chorus: LONEgevity, Skittz
    Bass & Guitar: Theon Lee
    Ride Out Rimshot: Theon Lee
    Keys: LONEgevity
    Production: LONEgevity

    8. Triumph ft. Oreo Jones, Gritts & DJ Spoolz
    Verses: Oreo Jones, Skittz, LONEgevity
    Chorus Vocals: Gritts
    Chorus Cuts: DJ Spoolz
    Production: LONEgevity, Oreo Jones

    9. FTDS ft. Rusty Redenbacher
    Verses: Rusty Redenbacher, LONEgevity, Skittz
    Production: LONEgevity

    10. We Got You ft. Jaecyn Bayne & Breakdown Kings
    Verses: Jaecyn Bayne, Skittz, Ace One
    Chorus: Jared Hiner, Skittz
    Guitar: Brian Benson
    Bass: Nate Muterspaugh
    Keys: Jared Hiner
    Production: LONEgevity

    11. Make It Happen ft. Gritts & Dominique Larue
    Verses: Gritts, Dominique Larue, Skittz
    Chorus: LONEgevity, Gritts
    Production: LONEgevity



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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E10: “Make It Happen” ft. Dominique Larue & Gritts | @beatsxbreakfast

    The tenth and final episode of our Beats & Breakfast series debuts today, Tuesday the 20th of May, and features Columbus, Ohio’s Dominique Larue and Indianapolis’ Gritts. It’s a funky, jazzy track titled “Make It Happen,” and is available for download and such from the below areas. We hope that you have enjoyed our second season! Skittz and Lone will be putting together a package release in the near future that will also include the instrumentals, so make sure you stay tuned!

    Purchase and Listen to “Make It Happen” Below:
    iTunes
    Bandcamp
    Soundcloud
    Audiomack

    Credits:
    Verses: Gritts, Dominique Larue, Skittz
    Chorus: LONEgevity, Gritts
    Production: LONEgevity
    Video: TR & Kato

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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E9: “We Got You” ft. Breakdown Kings & Jaecyn Bayne| @beatsxbreakfast

    In the second to last episode of the second season for our Beats & Breakfast series, Skittz and Lonegevity featured hip-hop infused band the Breakdown Kings (a group that Skittz and Ace One are a part of) and emcee Jaecyn Bayne. This session came about because these artists were a part of our live B&B session at ORANJE for 2013, where they all sat down and came up with the idea for the song (live at the festival in front of patrons), and then performed it live in front of the whole audience a couple hours later. Good times and a song about the fans. Check out episode nine above and bump below!

    Purchase and Listen to “We Got You” Below:
    iTunes
    Bandcamp
    Soundcloud
    Audiomack

    Credits:
    Verses: Jaecyn Bayne, Skittz, Ace One
    Chorus: Jared Hiner, Skittz
    Guitar: Brian Benson
    Bass: Nate Muterspaugh
    Keys: Jared Hiner
    Production: LONEgevity
    Video: TR

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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E8: “FTDS” ft. Rusty Redenbacher | @beatsxbreakfast @rustymk2

    We’re nearing the end of the the second season for our Beats & Breakfast series with Skittz and LONEgevity, and today we have episode 8 (of 10) with an Indianapolis hip hop pioneer and musician, Rusty Redenbacher (of Mudkids fame). This is a funky jam. Check out the links, credits, song, and a few words from B&B below.

    This was definitely the hardest episode to put together as we had a lot of different circumstances that got in our way, from car problems, getting in from out of town, and managing multiple groups of artists that were crashing at the studio from the previous night. Either way, Rusty came through and we knocked out a great song and ate some great breakfast! It’s funky. - Lone

    Purchase and Listen to “FTDS” Below:
    iTunes
    Bandcamp
    Soundcloud
    Audiomack

    Credits:
    Verses: Rusty Redenbacher, LONEgevity, Skittz
    Production: LONEgevity
    Video: TR

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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E6: “They Say” ft. Theon Lee | @beatsxbreakfast

    Now that we’re in the final stretch for for Season 2 of our Beats & Breakfast series with Skittz and LONEgevity, we’re told we’re going to be seeing a few different styles of music. This week they invited the talented Theon Lee over and they worked on a soulful track featuring guitar and bass from Theon, and a nice little groove. Breakfast was filled with pancakes with chocolate chips and cinnamon flavored syrup, sunny side up and scrambled eggs, hash browns, and of course fruit snacks. Check out the accompanying video above, and listen and check the song, lyrics and credits below. Enjoy!

    “They Say” Credits:
    Verses: Skittz, Theon Lee, LONEgevity
    Chorus: LONEgevity, Skittz
    Bass & Guitar: Theon Lee
    Ride Out Rimshot: Theon Lee
    Keys: LONEgevity
    Production: LONEgevity
    Website: beatsandbreakfast.com

    Listen & Grab “They Say” Below:
    Bandcamp
    Audiomack
    Soundcloud


    LYRICS
    Intro: Skittz

    Verse 1: Skittz
    Give me time to watch a clock this is wasted method…..
    Wrinkles show the signs of work use pride to press it
    In with the new… in with the old…
    Well blended these injections and inflections tend to serve as my protection…
    Hoping I astonish… that i get selected…
    What i learned.. .this is churned and burned into my minds direction.
    Try to make connections… but some feel I’m a minion..
    Daily suit and tie for Skittz… shiiiit…. I feel like I’m winnin…
    Been here since my muddy days..
    Understatement killin it…
    Treating venues like these menus..order up fillin it…
    Swag rappers die..fry…melted down your golden eye…
    Fakeness in your brakes reconsider who you idolize…
    Uhhh… yeah… as I speed on free
    Move how I wanna move while your Freon leaks
    I’m strapped up, Lonegevity and Theon Lee

    Chorus Groove

    Verse 2: Theon Lee
    Well I don’t know if y’all noticed
    But I’ve been holdin’ my focus tomy motives
    I’m in the hood and all my homies got quotas
    And if they don’t, they out homeless I work for his sake
    And you expectin’ me to take a break from Crown Hill to do yo mixtape?
    Shit
    What about what you be doin’ for Skitz and ‘em?
    Well, then my niggas
    Besides the fact that they legitimate, they make good dishes
    Ain’t nobody feedin’ me, so can’t nobody DM me,
    Like this gone be the turnin’ point for your career and scenery
    My nigga, I wish I had a buck for every time I heard the word “Exposure”
    Trayvon died and now we actin’ like the world is over
    It went to twitter, now the work is over,
    We lost the trial and now the worst is over
    My purpose is sober,
    No more hard liquor and lyrics
    I gotta put my mind into something richer
    Just imagine, I could writin’ this verse
    I get a call and hear my little brother ridin’ a hearse
    I put my liveliness first.

    Chorus Groove

    Verse 3: LONEgevity
    First they say “Have Fun” but then it’s “Work towards money…
    …because without that you don’t get no milk and honey”
    Today’s quite sunny…
    but can’t enjoy the present til you solidify your future and know just what you’re gon’ be
    OK, REWIND…
    They say I needed college
    They said I needed growth… I’m questioning their wattage
    Cause I’m quite bright, figured out what I like
    But the only ones that agree seem to struggle more than I
    So I got that in my mind, I try to double down
    Work twice as hard realizing my own star
    NOW 10 YEARS LATER…
    A lot of things change…
    A lot rearranged, it’s really more of the same
    Instead of parental figures guiding… you got friends trying
    Gotta trust that-they-ain’t-lying
    Intentions aren’t irrelevant
    But they are irrelevant
    I’m looking for my score so I can settle it

    Chorus Groove + Ride Out

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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E3: “Measured In Weight” & “See Me Shining” ft. ILL Brown & Cut Camp | @beatsxbreakfast

    It’s time for some more of our wonderful Beats & Breakfast series with Skittz and LONEgevity! You saw the first and second video, and this week you get a special treat as it’s really kind of two episodes in one. For episode 3, Skittz and LONEgevity invited ILL Brown down from Chicago, and him and Lone decided to make two beats for the day. With that, we have two songs, and features in vocals from Ace One (Proforms / Breakdown Kings / Cutcamp), Black Eddie (Cut Camp / Strong Roots Records), and Gritts (of Hinx Jones / Cut Camp / Sweet Poison Victim) Video above, lyrics and song below. Check the links below, which you can check the credits and links to the lyrics!

    “Measured In Weight” Credits:
    Verses: Gritts, Skittz, Black Eddie
    Chorus: Skittz, Gritts
    Trombone: Gritts
    Production: ILL Brown, LONEgevity
    Click for Lyrics

    “See Me Shining” Credits:
    Verses: Ace One, LONEgevity, ILL Brown
    Chorus: Skittz
    Production: LONEgevity, ILL Brown
    Click for Lyrics


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    BDTB x Drums Bang Presents: Writer’s Block Beat Tape Submissions Are Open (May 2014 Edition)


    As you may know, we (along side DJ MetroGnome) throw a producer’s showcase every first Wednesday of the month at Sabbatical in Indianapolis (Broad Ripple). We bring out producer’s to play live from around the corner to out of the country.

    Well, we’ve got a cool idea.

    From now until Record Store Day (April 19th, 2014), we will be taking submissions to be on the BDTB sponsored Writer’s Block Beat Tape for May 2014. The beat tape will feature *around* 15 beats each month of the best production submitted from various producers around the world (anybody can submit). Additionally, it will be the featured beat tape in the brand new DRUMS BANG: Producer Beat Box that is launching in May, which is a new production-based business founded by BDTB’s founder, LONEgevity, that offers notable producer-crafted drum kits, acapellas, samples, tutorials, stickers, and other customized cool items that will not only be different each month, but mailed out to your doorstep as well. That launch site is up here.

    So if you submit and get selected, your beat will be on the MAY 2014 edition WRITERS BLOCK CD that will be put out on a CD, and be included in the DRUMS BANG producer beat box for MAY 2014. It will also be available for free download on Bandcamp for all to get familiar with you, with a link to your Soundcloud and/or Twitter/Facebook page. Specific rules and information below:

    rules+regs

    – Email must include Producer Name, the beat (or link to the beat) in WAV form, title of beat, and twitter/soundcloud info.
    – Each producer may submit ONLY one (1) beat per month/contest. Don’t send us to Soundcloud to pick.
    – The beat can be original or have samples. It does not have to be verse, hook, verse, hook! Be creative.
    – It has to be your beat.
    – It is free to submit. You must submit a .wav formatted beat. Email to writersblock@drumsbang.com
    – You will not be paid if you get selected as this is a promotional item for you, BDTB, DRUMS BANG, and Writer’s Block.
    – BDTB/DRUMS BANG will use your one (1) submitted instrumental for this specific release ONLY.
    – We will not sell or distribute the instrumental separately from this release.
    – Although DRUMS BANG: Producer Beat Box will be sold, the contents of this CD are used for promotional use only through BDTB.
    – BDTB/DRUMS BANG will take care of all of the physical pressing and associated fees.
    – Each selected producer will received a complimentary CD of the compilation in our custom packaging.
    – Each selected producer will receive a 20% discount to purchase the DRUMS BANG: Producer Beat Box for the month they are selected.
    – We may give away or sell any extra physical copies (CD format) of each WRITERS BLOCK compilation at future WRITERS BLOCK or related events. (We do not plan on making extras, but if we for some reason have extras we’d sell to cover costs of printing/pressing the CDs.)

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