Dude is keeping true to his promise of going for the gold this year.
I’m trying to keep from posting everything that HG puts out, but I had to post this. This might be the best piece of work I’ve heard from Grey in the pasts few years. It is a heartfelt narrative that I think is accessible to every listener. Furthermore, it doesn’t sound whiny like Grey’s diatribes can come off as. Dude needs to make more music of this caliber.
Decent track, but Brookinz’s verses need to be #rare, or he might be judged as a rapper.
Freddie Bunz just dropped this remix of Pretty Lights’s “We Must Go On” earlier this week. This guy is quickly growing into a beast. Dude definitely out-shined his mentor CRayz Walz on that Blvck Rosaries track. Aiight man, you have my attention …
Grey’s promo team sent this out last week. I guess it is supposed to be on the Beats and Breakfast compilation project. Speaking of B&B, what is up with all these Naptown rappers trying to do cooking shows? The OG show (yall know which one) is cool, but I’d like to see some originality. Instead of cooking, maybe you guys could knit or something. That’d be keepin it 1 hunnit!
Some new old Knox Haven has surfaced. Another #rare J. Brookinz (half) verse at the end.
It appears Mr. Granite is hungry to make 2012 his year to pop. Hopefully that includes more contributions to MHC. *Hint, hint*
Not sure how I feel about the video, but “Outta Control” is one of the better tracks off Grey’s “PlayFair” EP. I really want Grey to do a real follow up to his Killer’s mixtape. To me that is still his best project to date.
Bonus video of Grey, Freddie Bunz, and Ed Trauma’s “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Experiment” project performing live in Terre Haute below the cut.
I had the chance to drop by the Casba this year for part of the 3rd annual Heavy Gun Beat Battle for the Broad Ripple Music Fest, and I must say the competition was fierce. For those of you that aren’t in Indy or didn’t get the chance, the boys of Heavy Gun were good enough to catch it all on video.
Heavy Gun kicks of 2011 with new music from Oreo Jones & Sinclair Wheeler, alpha.live & J. Brookinz, and Andy D. & Grey Granite!:
2010 saw Heavy Gun grow and mature from a group of like minded musicians into a full fledged label and movement within the Midwest hip-hop community and culminated with Heavy Gun being honored by Nuvo Newsweekly. As a means of saying “thank you” to all of the fans, blogs, djs, and anyone that supported Heavy Gun in 2010, we give you this taste of what we have in store for you in 2011. This sampler includes a Oreo Jones‘s and Sinclair Wheeler‘s remix of “Blame Game” by Kanye West, alpha.live rocking a J. Brookinz production, and a remix of Grey Granite‘s “Not A Robot” featuring Andy D. With your help, Heavy Gun is set to make 2011 bigger and brighter than 2010!
Oreo Jones made a ton of noise in 2010, and he’s not about to stop in 2011. On January 13th, Oreo is going to release his collaborative indie rock EP Oreo Jones & Friends featuring Jookabox, Woodhands, Ko of Slothpop, BLKNHBD, We Are Hex, Laura Balke, Grey Granite, J. Brookinz. DJ Metrognome, and Fair Fjola, which is a benefit project for VH1’s Save The Music between X103, Butler Scion, My Old Kentucky Blog, and Heavy Gun Recordings. If you’re in Indianapolis, make sure you check out the free release show @ Local’s Only that night! Also, Oreo is set to drop his follow up to the Delicious EP with producer 90lbs titled Super Model Death Dive sometime early this spring.
J. Brookinz, the highest man alive, had an extremely uplifting year with the success of his album The Gateway Drug: THC. 2011 will find the smokin’ producer rolling up the sequel to The Gateway Drug, as well as producing an EP for one of Indy’s dopest emcees alpha.live. We’ve always considered alpha a member of the HG family; it just took the right set of circumstances to get him to wrap a project for us. 6 Shot is a 6 track of alpha getting live on J. Brookinz beats and will serve as the precursor to his album Soul Cinematic 1.5.
One of the founders of Heavy Gun, Grey Granite will continue his steady output of music from 2010. Grey’s first new project of 2011 will be the release of a deluxe edition of Pixelated Lazer Face Bass Monster featuring a new original and remixes from Aaron Hogan, Andy D, Cool Hand Lex, Dave Wrangler, Infuze, J. Brookinz, Twenty-five Lighters, and Sonkin. Watch for that to hit digital and Indianapolis music retailers in late February. Additionally, Grey is completing work on a more traditional hip-hop release with DJ Metrognome featuring exclusive J. Brookinz production that should be dropping sometime before summer.
DOWNLOAD: Oreo Jones + Sinclair Wheeler – Blame Game | Sound Cloud
DOWNLOAD: alpha.live – The Come Up (Prod. by J. Brookinz) | Sound Cloud
DOWNLOAD: Grey Granite – Not A Robot Remix ft. Andy D. | Sound Cloud
The NightRiders, Bob G Barker and Jam P Astro, drop the second single off of their upcoming release Passports & Paparazzi:
Some movements just can’t be contained on Earth and “Jump Off The Planet”. Enter the NightRiders, the definition of a dynamic duo. “Jump Off The Planet” is the second single off of their upcoming EP Passports & Paparazzi and follow up to “Don’t Get Me Wrong” on Heavy Gun Recordings. Their new song mixes an interstellar beat with the spit game of two top-shelf lyricists.
Bob G. Barker and Jam P. Astro formed the NightRiders in 2008 shortly after meeting in Indianapolis. Bob G. Barker was already a veteran of emcee of the group Knox Haven, so when he met Jam P., a producer and rapper, it was like planets colliding. Bob G. Barker is a master of the classic leisurely flow, and Jam P. Astro has the perfectly complimenting quick tongue. The pair seamlessly transition between the club and the street.
The other day Heavy Gun’s resident producer dropped his Re’Visionz EP featuring his remixes of four of Indy’s top music acts. As a means to give everyone a taste of the record, Heavy Gun decided to give away Brookinz’s remix of Lost Lil Vegan’s song Latin. If you like indie rock dance remixes, then this is a must have!
Considering that I work w/ Grey and Brookz, I try not to post everything that they do here, but this tune is gonna be an anthem. And well, I needed to post an update about all of the cool shit they are into right now. A couple of months ago, J. Brookinz sent me the makings of this beat, and I about flipped. The tune is a no brainer. It turns an 80s rock anthem into a Bmore banger! I started shuffling rough edits out to some friends I thought might dig it, and my guy Illy latched on to it. The track eventually flushed itself out w/ verses from both Illy and Grey. Right now you can just listen to it, but next week, Heavy Gun is giving the tune away for FREE! Consider it a Thank You from everyone at HG to all the people that have supported the release of Heavy Gun’s first single on iTunes.
I’ve been waiting on Grey and Action to wrap this project for some time now, and I’m really happy with how it came out. I wasn’t too sure how Grey would fare with the straight jacking house beat that Action cooked up, but the end result has me on a search for more house tracks for Grey to jump on. If you liked the Cool Hand Lex remix of Totally Popped, then you will definitely dig this tune. Know what, Im just gonna go ahead and call this the unofficial sequel to Totally Popped!
The Heavy Gun boys just popped off Brookinz’s newest remix featuring Grey Granite. Picking up where GGATK left off, Grey and Brookz remix and ride the Kaiser Chiefs tune “You Want History”. This dynamic duo continues to remind everyone why they are on the forefront of dance music in Indianapolis. Love ’em or hate ’em, but these two keep doin’ their thing.
UPDATE: Sorry, had to fix the link ft. Grey Granite. Should be cool now.