Listen to “Lift You Up” – The first single from Gritts and Maja 7th’s upcoming EP

“Lift You Up” is the first single from Gritts and Maja 7th‘s upcoming “Wishing Well” EP, that we will be releasing for FREE on 12/4/15.

More than 20 years in the making, Gritts and Maja 7th have been close friends since middle school. Although they have worked together on various projects in the past, and stayed great friends while pursuing their own respected music careers, “Wishing Well” will be their first official project that they release together. The EP is full of thoughts on life and the world around us, as the writing and songs take a long look at many issues in the world today – in a positive light. Listen to the first single below, and download it for free!

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Watch the new Hinx Jones Video for “Painted”

Today we’re unveiling Hinx Jones‘ brand new video for “Painted,” which was shot and directed by Diop of Creative G. The video was shot on location at the IMA and Broad Ripple Park of Indianapolis, and features Indianapolis emcee Skittz (of Cut Camp, The Proforms, Breakdown Kings, and Beats + Breakfast). The video showcases the beauty of the natural world as the backdrop as each emcee paints you their picture with words.

We released Hinx Jones brand new Soul Hop album on October 2nd, and it is available everywhere online today.

You can purchase the Indiana duos new limited edition CD from Bandcamp, which includes the lyrics, download code, and album version with the interludes and transitions that are not available on the digital version. There are only 75 copies available and they’re already selling. Get yours today!

Watch Hinx Jones’ New “Nothing” Video

Hinx Jones just dropped their brand new Soul Hop album dropped this last Friday, October 2nd, and it is available everywhere online today. With that release, the duo released this new video for their “Nothing” song, which was shot and directed by Brand-It. The video was shot on location in the downtown areas of Indianapolis, including the Circle, Mass Ave, and Fountain Square.

You can purchase the Indiana duos new limited edition CD from Bandcamp, which includes the lyrics, download code, and album version with the interludes and transitions that are not available on the digital version. There are only 75 copies available and they’re already selling. Get yours today!

Hinx Jones Has “Nothing” & Everything in New Single

Hinx Jones will be dropping their long-awaited Soul Hop album this Friday, and today you can listen to their latest single, titled “Nothing”. The song discusses being happy while focusing on who we are at our core, and realizing what it really means to have great things in life. The song was produced by Lonegevity and features him on the first verse, with Gritts singing the chorus and second verse. Be on the lookout for a video for this single dropping later this week!

Purchase the single from Bandcamp.

Listen to Hinx Jones’ new “PAINTED” track featuring Skittz

Hinx Jones is back with the second single from their upcoming Soul Hop album, in a single that features oft-collaborator Skittz. Many of you know Skittz from Cut Camp, The Proforms, and Beats & Breakfast. “PAINTED” takes a vocal sample from Skittz’ “EXISTENCE” track, and the beat was crafted with a boom-bap slap, soul sample, and synth bass.

The song kind of talks about deconstructing oneself to realizing the greatness in being who you are, and to continue fighting to be great. The essence can be best described by the chorus: “Life Love Letter you can write it exact – it takes a special kind of brush to paint your heart on the track.” The first verse is Gritts and the second is Lonegevity, who also produced the song. The third verse and chorus feature Skittz. Be on the lookout for the video to come in mid October.

Purchase the single from Bandcamp (pre-order and get this and “Let It Go” via download now) and listen below.


Listen to “Let It Go” From Hinx Jones’ Upcoming Soul Hop

Hinx Jones’ upcoming Soul Hop album will be released on 10/2/15, and today you can listen to the first single from the album. The song features a verse from rising Indianapolis star Sirius Blvck, and production from our own ILL Brown. Listen below, and you can purchase the single from Bandcamp (and pre-order Soul Hop as well).

Hinx Jones, the duo of Lonegevity and Gritts of Indiana, have been working on “Soul Hop” for the last two years – on and off between other solo endeavors. This being their third album, and sixth project as Hinx Jones since 2010, they wanted to do something a little different than their previous projects.

“Soul Hop” was made with a different approach than their previous projects, as their new themed album incorporates a lot more direct focus of intent, singing, and more so than ever promotes vibes and thoughts around bettering oneself. The production is generally a bit more heartfelt than aggressive.

The project has production from Lonegevity, ILL Brown, Maja 7th, Slot-A, and Mandog. Extra instrumentation added by Gritts on “Do Better”. There are features from Neak, Skittz, Pope Adrian Bless, and Sirius Blvck. The project was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Lonegevity.


Meet The No Cosign Records Roster

I’m happy to announce that today marks the launch date of NO COSIGN RECORDS!

No Cosign Records is a global independent music label based out of Indianapolis, with musicians, producers, singers, and emcees spanning from the midwest to west coast and beyond. Our goal and aim is simple: we don’t create artists; we nurture their aspirations with artist development and label services. Hip hop + instrumental/beats + eclectic uniqueness: our genre is dopeness. You can expect a lot of different music spanning multiple genres, and we are also currently working on a community-base artist development program, which we hope to launch mid 2016. Until then, enjoy the music!

AL GO RHYTHMIC – An upstart producer from Indianapolis with a heavy knack for knock.
Bangers by One – A producer and engineer originally from Dayton, OH, that now resides in Indianapolis. One is an iStandard champion and songwriter.
Gritts – A multi-instrumentalist, singer, and emcee from Anderson, IN, covering multiple genres. Gritts is in Sweet Poison Victim and Hinx Jones.
Hinx Jones – The hip hop duo of Lonegevity and Gritts. They will be unleashing their third studio album with No Cosign Records.
ILL Brown – An engineer, iStandard champion producer, and emcee from the south side of Chicago. He’s also the founder of Tomahawk Music Gang.
Lonegevity – Producer, engineer, emcee, and founder of BDTB music blog and No Cosign Records.
Maja 7th – An industry proven producer and iStandard champion, Maja 7th is a producer with multiple projects under his belt.
Mike Schpitz – An emcee hailing from Topeka, Kansas, and now residing Chicago, Mike has a lengthy catalog. He is known for his work with Grumpy Old Men.
Red August – A video and design company from Indianapolis, Red August has helped provide a vision for many artists in the midwest.

Listen below. You can get our new compilation for free99 from this link.