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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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    NAPTOWN EVENTS: April 22nd – 27th

    Looking for something different to do after work? Check out Art after Work a new weekly event that blends music, art, and networking every Thursday at Social.  Then make your way to Broad Ripple for Green Street Live at Sabbatical with R-Juna and Hinx Jones.

     

    take that tuesdays

    Take That! Tuesdays

    Where: Coaches Tavern

    Date: Monday, April 22

    Time: 11:00 pm

    Cost: Free

     

    Art Work

    Art after Work

    Where: Social

    Date: Thursday, April 24

    Time: 5:30 pm

     

    Green Stree

    DJ Helicon Presents: Green Street live at Sabbatical

    Where: Sabbatical

    Date: Thursday, April 24

    Time: 10:00 pm

    Cost: Free

     

    ICON

    ICON: OutKast & The Dungeon Family

    Where: New Orleans on the Avenue

    Date: Friday, April 25

    Time: 10:00 pm

    Cost: $10 in Advance

     

    Library

    Hometown Roots Concert Series

    Where: The Indianapolis Public Library (Downtown)

    Date: Sunday, April 27

    Times: 2:00 pm

    Cost: Free

     

    Kid Ink

    Kid Ink, King Los

    Where: Old National Centre

    Date: Sunday, April 27

    Times: 8:00 pm

    Cost: ??

     

    Localmotion

    Localmotion: Creativity in Motion

    Where: Fletcher Place Arts & Books

    Date: Sunday, April 27

    Times: 10pm-close

    Cost: $7

     

    dynamite

    Dynamite! w/ DJs Salazar & Topspeed

    Where: Mass Ave Pub

    Date: Sunday, April 27

    Times: 10pm-close

    Cost: Free

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    Joe Harvey x WhoisLouis “The Joe Louis EP” Release | @ProformJoe @WhoisLouisMusic


    A couple Naptown vets, Joe Harvey (Proforms/Twilight Sentinels) and WhoisLouis (Audio Recon), have collided together for the Joe Louis EP. The project features Joe’s production and WhoisLouis’ rhymes on a powerful showcase of boom, bap and rhymes. There are some really dope joints on this one. “Let It Ride” and “Now Raw Kings” are two of my favorites. DJ Spoolz provides cuts on a few tracks, and there are vocal features from long time collaborators Yeti-One and Eratic. Free!

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    Record Store Day 2014 | #rsd2014


    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Record Store Day 2014 is tomorrow and you better get up and out early because this year is guaranteed to bring out some bangers, as well as, some classics that will be re-released. There will even be some new-to-vinyl exclusive releases. You can check out where you need to be tomorrow by clicking here. And for a complete list of records being dropped you can go here. Happy hunting, hip-hop heads!

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    BDTB Interview w/ J. Brookinz About His “Gateway” Project | @jbrookinz


    Having only acclimated myself into the hip-hop community two years ago, I found myself hearing a certain name no matter what circle of emcees or producers I was surrounded by. That name was J. Brookinz.

    The local producer has seriously laid down work with most, if not all, major emcees in Indianapolis. Whether it is through creating a beat for their latest release or setting up annual shows like the annual Producer Beat Battle, which showcases some of the best producing talent Naptown has to offer and puts their skills in a head to head match, he is staying busy building in Indianapolis.

    There is also another project that J. has cooked up for the past four years and that project is called the Gateway. The producer came up with the idea five years ago and it was rumored that last year’s effort, Gateway 420, was going to be the last mix he would put together for our city.



    Fortunately, he has pushed aside those thoughts of letting it go and has decided to come back with what may be known as the best release to date. When asked why he decided to take another go at the project the producer had this to say, “I knew I was going to come back, but the way I was going to come back was going to be different, it couldn’t be just me. I invited some of the homies to come in and make some of the beats. I wanted these guys to take over.”

    Brookinz had always intended the Gateway be a part of his legacy and as something that the community could work on, come together and carry out every spring. And although years past have been filled with the producer running around putting everything together, this year was different. He got to relax a little bit and really take in the experience of the Gateway, but he goes on to say, “I have a job to do, I gotta keep watch and make sure that everything is running smoothly.”

    And trust me, only having been at the house J. held up in for an hour or so, it could be very easy to get caught up with everyone there. I could understand that struggle of keeping everyone on task. I mean, if Super Street Fighter is going on, you’d be hard pressed to get me to do anything.

    Matt Riefler was just the assistance Brookinz needed to help everything run smoothly. He worked on the engineering and recording for the #GATEWAY5 this year. Other producers that helped with creation of the beats include Dylan Prevails, Knags, Mandog, Harry Otaku, and Philo T.

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    Another reason Brookinz decided to get back to the project was because he saw it as not only a place that artists from all walks could collaborate and learn from each other, but also a project that could really boost the morale for the hip hop culture of Indy. “Some guys are young and some guys are proven. I respect these guys and I want to do something for them.” It is opportunities such as this that really spring boarded the producer to the status he has attained today. “People gave me the chance to do things when I had no business doing them, but just as a shot to prove myself. So whatever kind of music you make, it doesn’t matter, it’s cool with me. I’m no guardian of the culture, so if we can work together, let’s do it.”

    As leader of the project, he also had to decide who was going to put their verses over the beats, but this may not have been as difficult as it sounds. “I mainly leave it open.” He brought most of the Ghost Town fam for the first to really flesh out the skeleton of the project. Then, he opened the door on the second day of recording to cats who had been hitting him up trying to be a part of the album.

    Brookinz plans on dropping the mix on April 18th, but has much more on his plate as well. #JBrookinzWeek has officially kicked off and the producer plans to stay busy putting together a showcase at Indy CD and Vinyl this weekend for Record Store Day, hosting a 420 party at Sabbatical on Sunday, and dropping the tape (all while celebrating his birthday too). We also may get the special treat of a single being dropped from his most recent untitled solo project.

    No concrete plans yet for next year’s release, tentatively titled, Gateway 666, but Brookinz plans on coming back and really taking his skills, and his friends’ skills, to the next level. So, if you are trying to get in the hip hop scene in Indy, it would be best for your health to get to know the name J. Brookinz. That is, if you haven’t already.

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    NAPTOWN EVENTS- April 15th – April 20th

    Check out Tanjerine 2014 on Saturday, April 19, at the Sanctuary on Penn. There will be three “Tanjerine Presents” events on April 16, 17, and 18, all featuring different showcases and themes.

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    -Wednesday, April 16, some of Indy’s top bartenders will battle it out in a craft cocktail competition and locally produced films will be screened during this event.
    -Thursday, April 17, will feature local craft brewers and some of the area’s best restaurants and chefs.
    -Friday, April 18, Tanjerine presents a unique fashion event.
    -The main event Saturday celebrates the creative side of fashion, film, and food & beverage. Get more information here.


    take that tuesdays
    Take That Tuesdays
    Where: Coaches Tavern
    Date: Tuesday, April 15
    Times: 11:00 pm
    Cost: Free


    LUNA
    Record Store Day- Block Party
    Where: LUNA Music
    Date: Saturday, April 19
    Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Cost: Free
    For more information


    Indy CD
    Record Store Day
    Where: Indy CD & Vinyl
    Date: Saturday, April 19
    Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Cost: Free
    For More Information


    Ledisi
    Ledisi w/ Special Guest Robert Glasper
    Where: Murat Theatre
    Date: Saturday, April 19
    Time: 8:00 pm
    Cost: $55


    Localmotion
    Localmotion: Creativity in Motion
    Where: Fletcher Place Arts & Books
    Date: Sunday, April 20
    Times: 10pm-close
    Cost: $7


    dynamite
    Dynamite! w/ DJs Salazar & Topspeed
    Where: Mass Ave Pub
    Date: Sunday, April 20
    Times: 10pm-close
    Cost: Free

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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:
    iTunes
    Bandcamp
    Audiomack
    Soundcloud

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