19th April 2011

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Happy 4:20! J. Brookinz x Grey Granite present Gateway 2!

Happy 4:20!  J. Brookinz reunites with fellow Heavy Gun co-founder Grey Granite for the highly anticipated sequel Gateway 2!:

J. Brookinz x Grey Granite present Gateway 2 by Heavy Gun 2011

On the follow up to his acclaimed album The Gateway Drug: THC, his highness J. Brookinz comes correct with a crew of 28 collaborators and the producer’s take on psy rock.  Bringing his typical partner-in-crime Grey Granite into the mix this time around, the duo put together an ensemble cast composed of some of the dopest lyricists in Indianapolis.  The project’s incredible collaborative feel came from a 48 hour studio session in which Brookinz and Grey recorded with 20+ musicians.  The epic studio lock-in was facilitated by indie rock band The Kemps and the use of their practice space Helter Shelter.  This is the perfect album to jam over the upcoming 4:20 holiday, and if you live in Indianapolis, come check out the release party on April 20th at Rock Lobster in Broad Ripple!

Ok ok, it’s a few days late, but what else do you expect from an album dedicated to getting high!

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13th April 2011

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J. Brookinz - Future Ninja ft Oreo Jones, Flaco, Grey Granite, Lisa Berlin, and Young Carolyn

Grey Granite and J. Brookinz continue to prove that Gateway 2 is going to be an all-city affair on the second single “Future Ninjas” featuring Oreo Jones, Flaco, Lisa Berlin, and Young Carolyn:

J. Brookinz - Future Ninja ft Oreo Jones, Flaco, Grey Granite, Lisa Berlin, and Young Carolyn by Heavy Gun 2011

After a 48 hour studio lock-in, J. Brookinz and Grey Granite have wrapped the recording phase of Gateway 2! In celebration of their smoking accomplishment, the Heavy Gunners are linking up with Indy Mojo to exclusively release the second single via the Indianapolis social networking site. “Future Ninja” picks up where “Stuck” ended with spaced out guitars in Brookinz’s production, a stellar hook from Lisa Berlin of Jookabox, a fly bridge from Young Carolyn, and slick verses from Grey, Oreo Jones, and Flaco. With 20+ artists recorded during the lock-in and 28 artists on the final project, Indianapolis needs to get prepared as if it were 4:19 for one of the most collaborative albums in the city’s musical history! Oh, and we have to send a HUUUUUUUGE shout out to the Kemps for letting us takeover their studio Helter Shelter for the weekend!

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DOWNLOAD FROM INDY MOJO: J. Brookinz - Future Ninja ft Oreo Jones, Flaco, Grey Granite, Lisa Berlin, and Young Carolyn | SoundCloud
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7th April 2011

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J. Brookinz - Stuck ft. Grey Granite, Kid Algebra, & Nate Karamanski

In preparation for Gateway 2, J. Brookinz links up with Grey Granite, Kid Algebra, and Nathan Karamanski on the lead single “Stuck”:

J. Brookinz - Stuck ft. Grey Granite, Kid Algebra, & Nathan Karamanski by Heavy Gun 2011

With April now in full swing, J. Brookinz sparks up the first joint from Gateway 2.  “Stuck” is a psychedelic ode to being so high you can’t move that features Grey Granite, Kid Algebra, and Nathan Karamanski.  The track is a hazy representation of the Indianapolis beatsmith’s direction for Gateway 2.  On the follow up to his smoker’s delight The Gateway Drug, J. Brookinz gets in touch with his inner hippie by crafting a hip-hop album from the producer’s psy rock influences.  Watch for Gateway 2 to blaze up April 15, 2011 just in time for your holiday celebrations!

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DOWNLOAD: J. Brookinz - Stuck ft. Grey Granite, Kid Algebra, & Nathan Karamanski
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YOUTUBE: J. Brookinz presents Gateway 2 - Episode 1
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21st March 2011

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Kid Algebra - I Like Ice Cream …

I like IceCream - Kid Algebra x Sleighbells by Kid Algebra

Indianapolis hip-hop prodigy Kid Algebra jumps on the instrumental of “Infinity Guitars” by Sleigh Bells for his latest banger:

Kid Algebra aka Steeze Urkel aka KJ Jones took the Indianapolis new school hip-hop scene in a thunderous fashion in 2010…without ever releasing a single track.  By early fall, purely off of his internet presence, everybody wanted to know “Who is Kid Algebra?”  Turns out, KJ Jones is just as adept with the microphone as he is with social media.  To much anticipation, Kid Algebra released his debut single “My Perfect Little…” in January.  Now for his second single “I Like Ice Cream”, Kid Alebra mixes his love of dance music with hip-hop and has decided to ham on the instrumental from Sleigh Bells’ tune “Infinity Guitars”.  Keep your eyes peeled, there’s much more to come from Kid A.

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21st March 2011

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Let’s Do Lunch w/ Oreo Jones ft. Beta Male

Beta Male brings a touch of class to Let’s Do Lunch with Oreo Jones!:

So far Let’s Do Lunch has made chili, grilled cheese, and a Bunch of Old Ladies, but in this episode, Oreo’s switching gears and having a tea party with the band Beta Male.  That’s right, one-man concept-band turned new wave sex-rock hula-hoop band Beta Male classes up the set of Let’s Do Lunch with some Earl Grey tea and cucumber sandwiches on pumpernickel bread.  The group even hosts a guest of honor, Teddy Ruxpin.  We’re going to go ahead and say it:  you’ve never truly partied until you attended a Beta Male tea party.

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Beta Male started out as the introspective solo project of David Hazel in 2005.  With a lot of hoopla and hula hooping, David began conspiring with performance artists Allison Hazel and Jessica Hack on Beta Male’s now sexy live performance.  As their artistic relationship blossomed, Allison and Jessica became integral members of the group, respectively playing bass guitar and keys.  With the addition of guitarist TJ Briggs, Beta Male took on the appearance of a tradition four piece, but in all honesty, they were so much more.  Between their adventurous production, fearless lyrics, and eerily erotic live performance, Beta Male proves to be a provocative exploration of emotion rendered in sound and light.

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Let’s Do Lunch w/ Oreo Jones - Episode 3 ft. Jessica Clark
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Let’s Do Lunch w/ Oreo Jones - Episode 2 ft. A Squared
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1st February 2011

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alpha.live + J. Brookinz - Six Shot EP

alpha.live + J. Brookinz - Six Shot by Heavy Gun 2011

Indy’s god emcee alpha.live links up with J. Brookinz, the Highest Man Alive, for Six Shot, a tribute to lyric and sample driven hip-hop:

The teaser video for Six Shot said it all: 1 emcee, 1 producer, 2 legends, 6 shots!  After several years of friendly one-off collaborations, alpha.live and J. Brookinz link up to give hip-hop junkies a hot shot in the arm of impeccable beats with perfectly laced lyrics.  The pair first collaborated on the now infamous OG version of The Bar featuring Grey Granite, then built upon that with the critically acclaimed “Obama 08” that was featured on blogs like Kevin Nottingham, and have recently collabbed on a track for Brookinz’s exalted The Gateway Drug.  Six Shot picks up where their relationship left-off with Brookinz’s penchant for chipmunk soul and alpha’s love of thought provoking, creative lyrics.  From the lead single “The Come Up” to the highly processed closing track “Blue Skies”, Six Shot proves to be dead on the mark all six rounds.

Every city has that one lyricist that everyone has to admit is a beast on the mic; in Indianapolis that artist is alpha.live.  Gentleman Alphonse cut his teeth in freestyle circles in Indianapolis long before every dropping his now infamous FIXTape and was named one of Indy’s top freestyle emcees by Nuvo in 2009.  Since then, alpha has dropped the well received Steal From The Rich w/ Dope Couture’s CMART, The Love Story, and Soul Cinema with producer Soul Cinematik.  Currently alpha.live is working with Spitten Writtens to craft video adaptations of each track on Six Shot and Soul Cinematik to finish their next project Soul Cinema 1.5!

During the spring and summer of 2010, J. Brookinz reasserted why he is hands down the Highest Man Alive.   4/20/2010 found the producer (and sometimes rapper) releasing his most well received project to date.  The Gateway Drug: THC was Mr. Brookinz’s love letter to the light of his life—marijuana.  As a testament to how intertwined cannabis and hip-hop have become in American culture, the project was featured on blogs such as Ruby Hornet, Kick Kick Snare, Mostly Junk Food, Noise Porn, Check The Rhymes, and Tune Devil.  Watch for J. Brookinz to follow up The Gateway Drug’s success with a sequel for this year’s holiday!

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DOWNLOAD: alpha.live - Smokin’ (Prod. by J. Brookinz) | Sound Cloud
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16th January 2011

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Oreo Jones rallies Friends to Save the Muisc!

Oreo Jones rallies all of his friends to benefit VH1’s Save The Music:

When a city embraces a new artist, it only feels right to give back to the community. In that spirit, for his upcoming Oreo Jones and Friends EP, Oreo has joined forces with X103, Butler Scion, My Old Kentucky Blog, and Heavy Gun Recordings to assist VH1’s Save The Music. Protecting music programs in our schools is a cause near and dear to Oreo as his mother and aunts are public school teachers. The project features collaborations between Mr. Jones and Jookabox, Woodhands, BLKNHBD, We Are Hex, Laura Balke, Grey Granite, and J. Brookinz. The EP will be released on Thursday, January 13th for free, with listeners being encouraged to donate whatever possible to Save the Music via Heavy Gun’s Bandcamp. All money donated through the Band Camp will be passed along to VH1’s Save The Music. The release will also be accompanied by a free show and benefit raffle at Local’s Only that night with performances from Oreo, Jookabox, Andy D., and Grey Granite.

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16th January 2011

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Happy (Belated) New Year from Heavy Gun

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 + Sinclair Wheeler - Blame Game by HeavyGunRecs

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.

alpha.live - The Come Up (Prod. J.Brookinz) by HeavyGunRecs

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.

Grey Granite - Not A Robot Remix Ft. Andy D. by HeavyGunRecs

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
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16th January 2011

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Let’s Do Lunch w/ Oreo Jones - Episode 2 w/ A Squared

Oreo Jones hooks up with A Squared for the second episode of Let’s Do Lunch with Oreo Jones!

The month of December is nearly over, and in the world of Oreo Jones, that means another lunch date. In the second installment of Let’s Do Lunch with Oreo Jones, our host Oreo links up with Indianapolis concert promoters, djs, and on-air personalities, A Squared aka Andy and Annie Skinner to make the couple’s variation on grilled cheese, hash browns, and margaritas. The Skinners prove to be equally capable of having fun in the kitchen as they do in their musical endeavors. Watch for the special cameo by B Qwyatt. And now, Let’s Do Lunch!

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16th December 2010

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NightRiders & Jace debut music video for “One Day At A Time” Remix ft. Grey Granite:

In support of the new album Passports & Paparazzi, NightRiders linked up with direct Jeremy “Jace” Wallace to visualize their single “One Day At A Time” Remix ft. Grey Granite.  The single has been circulating blogs since late November and has been featured on Faronheit, Tighten UP!, and Bringing Down The Band; the album has been featured on NoisePorn, White Label Nation, and Mostly Junk Food.  Jace is most recently known for the video he directed of alpha.live’s “Light Up” video.  With a talent for allowing Indianapolis to be a character of it’s own, Jace beautifully features the Fountain Square district of the city as the NightRiders put their daily grind on display.

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WATCH ON YOUTUBE: NightRiders - One Day At A Time Remix ft. Grey Granite (Directed by Jace)
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