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Fresh Track + Video: Oreo Jones ft. Freddie Bunz “Needy”

The stars appear to be aligning for Indianapolis rapper Oreo Jones. Fresh off his selection as Indy’s best rapper in NUVO’s Best of Indy poll, today Jones released the debut single from his forthcoming LP Betty, due to drop via local label Rad Summer on September 4. Always a skillful MC, Jones’ rhymes often underscore his acerbic wit and wry sense of humor. “Needy” takes care of business first and jokes second, hitting listeners with a more serious, no nonsense approach. This makes sense given Jones’ confession via Twitter that the track was inked following the theft of his lap top, an earth shattering blow to any DIY artist.

The video, shot at DOPE Couture, features Jones performing alongside Freddie Bunz and DJ Action Jackson for an intimate crowd that includes fellow Rad Summer labelmate Andy D. The track’s producer J. Brookinz looks content, head-bobbing and half-smiling, as he watches the song unfold in live time. If “Needy” is any indication of Betty‘s strength as a whole, consider my breath officially bated.

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Written by Rob Peoni


Fresh Track: Gat3way “You’re Mine”

For the third year running, a handful of Indianapolis emcees took part in a marathon recording session, hosted by J. Brookinz and Heavy Gun, entitled Gateway. This year’s Gat3way album will drop via the interwebs on April 20th. Yesterday, the crew debuted the album’s first single. Listen to “You’re Mine”, featuring a who’s who of Naptown’s underground hip-hop scene (J. Brookinz, Dorsh, Freddie Bunz, Grey Granite, Oreo Jones, C-Rayz Walz, Saint Recon) unleashing powerful lyrics atop an addictive backbeat and wailing guitar riff. Enjoy the track, and look for the Gat3way release via Heavy Gun on 4/20.

Written by Rob Peoni