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    Pete Sayke ft. Brail, Neak & Slot-A “Hell On A Highway” | @PeteSayke @ThatKidMyself


    Pete Sayke and producer That Kid Myself have released their second single today from their upcoming Forever collaboration. This track features vocals from Brail and verses from Neak and Slot-A. Forever will be available for free download on April 29th, and is sponsored by DJ Booth / BDTB.

    “Your pen’s got Peter Pan all over it.”

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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E5: “Must Be” ft. WhoisLouis & Ace One | @beatsxbreakfast

    We’ve entered the halfway point for Season 2 of our Beats & Breakfast series with Skittz and LONEgevity today. This week we invited WhoisLouis over, and he was joined by Ace One and Gritts (although Gritts didn’t contribute musically). The episode is full of production clips, cereal day, Cut Camp plugs, talk about the J. Brookinz Beat Battle last year, and various other interesting clips. The song is pretty dope too. Video above and song and credits below. Enjoy!

    “Get Back” Credits:
    Verses: WhoisLouis, Skittz, LONEgevity
    Chorus: Ace One
    Production: LONEgevity, WhoisLouis
    Video: TR & Kato

    Purchase “Must Be” Below:
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    Audiomack
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    The Proforms “Elroy Preston” Release | @TheProforms @ace_one_ @proformjoe @skittzformpro @djspoolz


    Well, it’s tax day, and that means that it’s time for us to share The Proforms‘ second project as a group. This seven-track EP is a tribute to Elroy Preston, one of their favorite musical icons. The group’s Joe Harvey produced the entire project, and of course DJ Spoolz provided all of the cuts. Their new album release party will be this Saturday, April 19th at Sabbatical (921 Broad Ripple Avenue). They will be joined by Tony Styxx and Pope Adrian Bless on the stage.

    In other Proforms news, their first album, titled Atavism (and also sponsored by us here at BDTB), was recently chosen by Indy’s Nuvo Magazine as one of the 100 best albums to come out of Indiana. That’s pretty cool.

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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E4: “Get Back” ft. R-Juna & Ace One | @beatsxbreakfast

    It’s hard to believe that we’re already on the 4th episode, but here we are today sharing the next episode of our Beats & Breakfast series with Skittz and LONEgevity! For this episode we brought in R-Juna (Strong Roots Records) of Bloomington, Indiana area and Ace One (Cut Camp / Proforms / Breakdown Kings). Skittz cooked up some chicken with corn flakes and pancakes, and other great items. It was a clean, comedic day of making music, and the record turned out quite dirty. That’ll all make sense as you watch and listen. Check below as you can see the credits for episode 4, listen and purchase the song on your favorite medium, and follow along with the lyrics!

    “Get Back” Credits:
    Verses: R-Juna, LONEgevity, Ace One
    Chorus: Skittz, Ace One
    Production: LONEgevity

    Purchase Get Back” Below:
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    Bandcamp
    Audiomack
    Soundcloud


    LYRICS:

    Verse 1: R-Juna
    The hip hop Oroku Sak show you how to blow the spot
    Whether ya know it or not, one of the dopest to rock
    I stay exposin’ the plot with flows that’s nonstop
    Keeping this shit on lock til the bombs drop
    MC’s got the itis we’re raw rhythm providers
    So be surprised when everybody tries to bite us
    King Midas of the mic and key
    Guarantee ya fake artist ain’t as nice as me, light tree
    puff puff pass to me, I’m about to change ya mind frame drastically
    For me it has to be, nothin but the authentic rawthenic
    Sweet poison from the flow of R-senic
    Though I live conscious, spit reckless
    Back to the basics beats with ya breakfast
    We don’t give a shit about ya chips and ya necklace
    Buscemi-ass rappers with a strap and a checklist

    Chorus: Skittz / Ace One
    Get back to the basics…back to the real
    Get back to creative…back to the skill
    Get back to the basics…back to the real
    Get back to creative…back to the skill
    Get back to the basics…back to the real
    Get back to creative…back to the skill
    These are the times we destroy and rebuild
    Bring the noise it’s time to get ill

    Verse 2: LONEgevity
    Take me away from tomorrow..the “oh no” sorrows
    Got a light or thought that I could borrow?
    I craft like a doctor, Dr. Morrow
    I put ya head where ya ass lies and pull back like a Toro
    I start it up premium, keep it all regular
    Skills extra medium, but you still feeding him
    Secular rose thorns is second to no form
    Meaning: if struggle’s your lifestyle then I fucks with you no more
    Still friendly but passive tendencies are wrecking me
    Social awkwardness is a face bone specialty
    I smile no option aside, I look alive
    With the mouth of a screaming dragon…I rise
    I fly not the same
    Chances are I’m sane to my A-alikes, but otherwise I’m quite strange
    But that’s what happens when you try to be “you” in a world of the same…

    Chorus: Skittz / Ace one

    Verse 3: Ace One
    We buck wildin’ like restless natives on an island
    Backflippin’ on mattresses and sleeping on pallets
    We kick it dumb dude, kung fu… Shaolin
    Parappa rapper rapping ass rappers are going down
    Not by violence, we silence, by style and
    Assassins Creed every passage we speak…murder sound
    Pump up the volume…don’t ever turn it down
    Turn it up loud don’t ever turn it down…
    Here’s the lesson that you need to learn now
    We the public enemy that’s burning Hollywood down
    The reason Jack White’s home is Dollywood now
    In the middle, we got that sound that you ain’t heard in a while
    Bout to do it…like it ain’t been done… in some while
    Give you that feeling like you ain’t known in a while
    When you hear it in your spirit and know that it’s going down
    It’s time to tune in and zone out…nap..town

    Chorus: Skittz / Ace One

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    Pete Sayke ft. Mike Schpitz & Add-2 “Been Dope” | @PeteSayke @thatkidmyself @MikeSchpitz @Add2theMC


    Pete Sayke is gearing up for his late April release of Forever, a collaborative album with producer ThatKidMyself, and today he has released the first single from the project. “Been Dope” features lots of great bars as Pete enlists with Grumpy Old Men counterpart Mike Schpitz, and Chicago/Jamla emcee Add-2. Four verses of heat with Slot-A providing some cuts! Check the DJ Booth premier, as they will be sponsoring this project with us and THHP, and listen below and download from Audiomack.

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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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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E2: “Celebration” ft. Grey Granite, Gritts & Tyler Knapp | @beatsxbreakfast

    You saw the first episode of the second season of our Beats & Breakfast series with Skittz and LONEgevity last week, and today we’re sharing with you the second episode. This episode and song features Grey Granite, Gritts (of Hinx Jones / Sweet Poison Victim), and Tyler Knapp (producer and half of the Mudkids). Video above, lyrics and song below. Check the links below!

    Verses: Grey Granite, Gritts, Skittz
    Chorus: Grey Granite
    Bass: Gritts
    Production: LONEgevity, Tyler Knapp

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    LYRICS:
    Verse 1: Grey Granite
    King of the Medicine flow
    Imhotep dialect
    Always come correct
    Action on the set
    Semi Tek from a Semi Vet, gain your respect
    And Bring dat “celebration” like your Free of Debt
    Nuff said…. Code Red, Cut – off – Crisis
    GAME OF THE GREATS THINK THOR meets ISIS
    Advises of the likenesses entices the REAL & RIGHTEOUS, A KING
    Came to Dream of CREAM & AWESOME Things
    For each & everyone all over Here
    G GRANITE GAME JUNE first every year… Ooooh’laud…….
    It’s a CELEBRATION!
    Enjoy the Occasion…
    It’s a CELEBRATION!
    Dirty Deluxe YO I’m hunting for for DUCTS
    While Bringing Down the Band and Giving No Fucks
    TrillBeatBik Ruckus!
    Ya Gotta Love us!

    Chorus: Grey Granite
    It’s a CELEBRATION!
    Enjoy the Occasion…
    It’s a CELEBRATION!
    It’s a CELEBRATION!
    Enjoy the Occasion…
    It’s a CELEBRATION!

    Verse 2: Gritts
    It was all a dream until I heard Biggie and I screamed
    Might as well create your own team
    Grey Granite on the scene with big Skittz, we run this
    It’s a celebration indeed
    As we proceed… to give you what you need
    You have to follow suite and let lead
    Enjoy the occasion – as you put a hand in the air
    Persuade others around to glorify as we share
    The nightlife, get loose, and have a good time
    Cause as I’m writing this verse rehearsing how to unwind
    We give daps and hugs, Tyler Knapp in the club
    And we turning it up…waiting for the vibe to unbuzz
    It’s all love…as we give you beats for your dinner plate
    Create an appetite to devour and delegate…the power of sound
    And we came to get down
    It’s B&B…everybody get your hands up now…now come on!

    Chorus: Grey Granite

    Verse 3: Skittz
    Favorite is accurate clean and kinda sparkle
    Lower beams help me swing into cream they wipe it off you
    Haters creep erasing your dreams – I stand pristine
    Gleam pro steam keep it jumpin, crickets packin tho…
    Nobody felt ya team, conducta lack-a-flow
    Happy thoughts… all about the good things..
    Celebrate when bullets in the hood ring…think not..
    Blink and missing live action..tremblin connect the dots
    See the picture heat it up watch the apple pop
    No brain, burning at a low flame..
    Cocaine..support snow walking through your nose
    Amazing low pressure – something you should know about…
    Saying YES to the method
    Scatter when I blow, extra texture like you stack it
    Runway runaway, landin gear outta here..swoop into the sky again
    Clouds creative lather here..grounded you should try again

    Chorus: Grey Granite

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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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    Skittz & LONEgevity Presents Beats & Breakfast S2E1: “Time” ft. Ace One & Pope Adrian Bless | @beatsxbreakfast

    After a great time with Season 1, Indianapolis’ Skittz and LONEgevity sat down and planned out a second season to their Beats & Breakfast series. This time around the two got with Thomas Roberts, who directed the season’s activities (and also does great things with us at BDTB). This season features 10 episodes and 11 songs. A new episode and single from the project will drop every week until the release on 5/27/14.

    The first episode features Indianapolis’ Ace One and Pope Adrian Bless. All music in the video above is music produced by LONEgevity. Lyrics to the song, which is also listed below, is well…listed below.

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    Chorus: Lonegevity
    Better get your living in while you can – yes believe
    The older you get more time flies but know that you can leap
    Before you know it time has passed you by – you say don’t leave
    Make the best of every moment at hand that you see

    Verse 1: Ace One
    I’m double-fisted, runnin’ through this wide world of livin’
    Sippin’ whiskey in a jar, straight, Thin Lizzy
    My intentions are precise, as incisions
    Use every minute given wisely, before I spend it
    Shhhh…if you listen, you can hear the clock tickin’
    Tockin’ non-stop, as the time keeps slippin’
    Tempus fugit, time flys, no kiddin’
    Find ya’ rhythm, increase momentum
    Make waves & storm the shore with no quarter given
    Immortality, it’s yours, go get it
    When ya’ got it, then ya’ got it, burn hot as molten liquid
    Stay cold as frozen liquor, but never go frigid
    Remember, the 6 P’s, don’t ever forget these
    Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance Please believe
    Whether 9 to 5, on the grind, or rockin’ mics
    Keep ya’ money on ya’ mind, and ya’ mind on ya’ time

    Chorus

    Verse 2: Skittz
    Styles remain tied up at the dock…bad move
    Float away smiling with these eggs…hatch two
    Build and let go put my effort into action…
    See it glow, plant the seeds of satisfaction
    Next move…GET UP
    Agenda no pretender we define to realign transmission mind bender
    You can hear it when I drive by…see it when I move
    Hoping younger knuckle bumpers one day get into the groove
    If they don’t then I know I got HOPE…that’s POPE
    Underground indeed, never need to throw a rope
    We like it down here…cooler to the touch…
    Like good for your soul…put your hands upon the rush
    Lay my plate at the table with those that work tables…
    Merch or spin doc, repel with no cables
    Fly free…yes indeed…this is drop zone 3
    Your clock grew wings..more skies…less trees

    Chorus

    Verse 3: Pope Adrian Bless
    Hugs feel like air conditioning –
    Fingertip ceiling fans when you touch ya children
    Glass houses in your retina, for better or worst, it’s
    I found a home in the hearse where we traveled the distance..
    The phone cord rotary bone fingers you used
    when you spoke in sign language – I understand
    You took a bath in radiant wrath, you thought it was clean
    Kiss of death with use of machine guns – kind words.
    Every time I rhyme words – you called me Jesus
    You said I got my point across – no pun needed
    Christopher Rios – you have to see where I speak from
    Christopher Wallace – A big deal when you seen son
    Pac wrote the bible – you saw Nas as Nicodemus
    I smoke a lot so I’m enthralled by every nicotine patch
    War paint from carousel’s canvas – life’s fair
    Cigarette smoke on your grave – all city cult

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    The Proforms “Look Out” | @TheProforms


    Indianapolis’ own The Proforms have been gearing up to drop their Elroy Preston EP, and today we’re debuting their next single. “Look Out” features the rhymes of Joe Harvey, Ace One and Skittz, is produced by Joe Harvey, and has cuts on it provided by DJ Spoolz. Of course, if you know The Proforms, you already know that. Bump below.

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