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InfeRed … HEAVY

InfeRed - HEAVY artwork
InfeRed utilizes the Just Blaze produced track, Exhibit C by Jay Electronica to showcase how HEAVY he really gets. Indianapolis MC, InfeRed, has been likened to Lupe Fiasco, Elzhi, and Black Thought.
HEAVY is a sort of series of quick twitches of his lyrical muscles, flexing the kind brawn he shows on an average day.

InfeRed – HEAVY (Bandcamp listen/download)
InfeRed – HEAVY (Soundcloud listen/download)
HEAVY is the second song (previous: Dracula’s Reflection) from InfeRed’s song-a-week series until his forthcoming 2010 mixtape titled EARS OPEN is completely released. Each song features a unique piece of artwork inspired by the track.

The official HEAVY single artwork and 3 shots of InfeRed are attached.

Thank you for your support!

Additional questions/information feel free to contact manager Will Wertz
EMAIL: WRWertz@gmail.com


InfeRed – Dracula’s Reflection

InfeRed's Dracula's Reflection official artwork

InfeRed's Dracula's Reflection official artwork

InfeRed – Dracula’s Reflection (Soundcloud)

InfeRed – Dracula’s Reflection (Bandcamp)

A track produced primarily by InfeRed, Dracula’s Reflection builds on an eerily vibrant MGMT sample (Future Reflections) and combines with a darkly introspective narrative. Indianapolis MC, InfeRed, has been likened to Lupe Fiasco, Black Thought, and recently Wale.

From InfeRed’s forthcoming 2010 mixtape titled Ears Open, Dracula’s Reflection is not a club track. It is an emotive and tonal experience, a sonic answer to the melancholic and beautiful transition of fall into winter.

InfeRed’s newest anthem, Dracula’s Reflection, features a thumping rhythm with staggered verses building towards a smoky, self-reflective plateau. Listen close; this song is an epic listening experience well worth your time.

For additional information contact InfeRed’s manager Will Wertz
EMAIL: WRWertz@gmail.com


InfeRed update…No Turn On Red official cover

Hope you’re all enjoying the No Turn On Red mixtape. It’s on Datpiff and imeem, along with way too many free file download sites (megaupload|rapidshare|sendspace|zshare|limelinx|filefactory)!
This is just an update with the improved, OFFICIAL No Turn cover.

It just needed some slight improvements. We were set back a bit trying to decide what felt the best, but I think this cover really matches the spirit of the tape and InfeRed’s music in general.
Keep listening and let us know what you think about the music. We’re also looking to do shows so if you know of something and would like to feature InfeRed contact us!

Peace, and no turn on love, cover.


open mic night…infeRed

Peace! If you’re in the Indianapolis area, stop by to check out InfeRed making an appearance at this open mic night.

Should be a good time, Red never fails to put on a ill live set. If you make it out, let us know what you think on here!

Peace, and open your heart, to love.


InfeRed…No Turn On Red (2009 mixtape)

We made it! Gravity Jones presents InfeRed‘s brand new mixtape No Turn On Red. Pick your favorite file site to download from below the artwork…

InfeRed – No Turn On Red links: megaupload | rapidshare | sendspace | zshare | mediafire | limelinx | filefactory

Gravity Jones presents InfeRed’s 2009 mixtape “No Turn On Red.” MLKjr said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets, even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.” Tony ‘InfeRed’ Graves feels his path is leading him to record and perform honest music. If it’s true that your soul should speak truest and loudest through your actions, midwest rapper InfeRed’s soul preaches through every line. In the vein of some of Hip-Hop’s most candid and ground breaking artists, Red works with a passion and dedication to his lyrics and each message they encompass. He is often likened to Jay-Z, Common, Royce Da 5’9, Elzhi, and, more recently, Wale. Download the mixtape, analyze the lyrics, scrutinize the songs, love it and hate it. Peace and much love.

Also, check it out, rate it, comment on it at datpiff.

Please spread it like wildfire!! Feel free to copy any of the links, artwork, music, burn it onto cds, whatever…just get it out there!! Electric grass roots style…
Also, please let us know what you think…
and while you’re at it check the official video for the single
The Higher:

Peace, and much love!!!


drake ye wayne em…forever video

Drake feat. Eminem, Kanye West & Lil Wayne – Forever

Honestly…I think overall the vid is kind of boring. I dig certain parts but it moves a little slow for me.
I really don’t like Drake’s performance. Kanye’s is better, his pyro technics are pretty cool and I like how they die out toward the end. The LJ stuff thrown in is done pretty well in general (mainly just before wayne’s verse). I like Wayne’s performance enough. I like the red lighting, feels sort of drunk. Eminem’s performance is dope, even though not much happens…His verse is just way more interesting I guess. He just looks hungry when he spits…plus they feature Slaughterhouse (the crew…yes, including Royce!). Rumor has it the pieces are in place for a Slaughterhouse and Em track…I’d love to hear Royce and Em (bad meets evil) back together. I really like that last shot of Drake alot! It left a good taste in my eyesockets.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

What ya’ll opinions??
Peace, and forever love!

Oh…and in case you missed the post…here’s InfeRed’s debut music video for The Higher


InfeRed…The Higher video premiere

World premiere!! Haha!, yessirrr.
Here it is…after too much time; editing, watching, adding, taking away…and all that.
InfeRed’s The Higher off the 2009 to-be-released mixtape No Turn On Red.

Thanks to JT “Tha Brick” for all the time he helped put into it.

Be on the lookout for new music…
Here’s the mp3 download for ya’ll flybrary’s…
InfeRed – The Higher (prod. jMack): usershare|zshare|limelinx

Peace! and HighER love!!

InfeRed myspace

Gravity Jones myspace


Infered…The Higher video update

Hello world. My name is Infewill.
so i’ve an update for The Higher music video. I know i know, i was talking big like, “oh we’ll have it this week, nbd, be here soon.” weelll….we did finish it. but i was not happy with it. so we are starting over. well, from square 2 or 3. we’re keeping the performance footage, but adding more B-Roll and also in HD now. we’re just adding to it and editing in a different direction. but trust in grob!, it will be here soooon. but i AM a perfectionist and i won’t release shit until it is perfect (as my greatness will allow).
in additional related news…i’m cookin’ up a little something for the actual music side of The Higher. more on that later.

Quote of the day: “I put it on the flo’ like cat food” -Lupe Fiasco

Currently listening to: Joe Budden – Classic (Kickdrums remix)

(the Kickdrums are NUTS…if you don’t have their new LP definitely pick it up for good production. it’s a stray away from hip hop in that it doesn’t feature rapping…but it’s dope production)

also, i’m gonna post some new music i’ve been working on soon because…i want to…and…you guys are slacking, so…i’ll pick up the pace.

peace, and higher love!


The Soulution…mixtape covers

I just uploaded The Soulution to Datpiff so more people will here it. We never did do a cover for it so I went ahead and put this together. Which one do you like better?? (obviously, the only real difference is the effect on Red’s face on the first version)
Soulution Cover 1.0
Soulution Cover 2.0
Peace, and cover love.


InfeRed & LRon…freestyle

As promised, the freestyle sesh with InfeRed and LRon from Red’s “The Higher” video shoot. Smack DVD what up!!!
Freestyles with InfeRed & LRon
The music video is on the way. Peace and freestyle love!


Gravity Jones…our-space

PEACE! A little Gravity Jones update for you alls.

The myspace is going going. Let me know if you have any shows…are working on projects…have a new single…video, etc. I’ll post it up on the msypace. http://www.myspace.com/gravityjonesplace
Check the Linked Gravity Links page on the right >>> for websites associated with Gravity Jones.

We’re editing the video for InfeRed’s first single “The Higher” off the mixtape No Turn On Red coming this year! Here’s some screen shots for the wait.
Infered - The Higher screenshot 1Infered - The Higher screenshot 2
Infered - The Higher screenshot 3

On a similar note, i’ll be posting a little freestyle session from the video shoot with InfeRed, LBizzle, and me. Stupid!

The Martians have been busy at work and doing shows in Terre Haute.

Keep in touch…you know where to find us. Stay inspired…
Peace and Gravity love!


Hamilton…shmamilton

This is Charles Hamilton’s most recent post on his blog…it’s really interesting. He makes some very compelling points. I think it’s really interesting how he talks about mastering the music in vinyl first before converting it to digital to get a different, older feel. Like a shovel, I can dig that. Dig it…
(i bold blocked quotes i find really interesting)

What Jimmy told me was to do my thing, and use the business to my advantage.

Interscope is used to a certain sound, as evidenced through the latest Em release (“Relapse”). The crystal clear, uncompressed sound, usually mastered by Dr. Dre (or Ron Fair) is what makes an Interscope album an Interscope album. Content and production wise, they LOVE “This Perfect Life” (much to the dismay of the email).

As far as sound quality, they don’t understand it.

“This Perfect Life” was professionally mixed, but in the mastering, I did things a little bit different. Each song was ran into vinyl, before digitally remastering each vinyl-ly mastered song, before mastering the album together as a whole. So you hear actual dust from the record.

So it sounds a lot older than it really is.

Quite literally, you hear the needle drop on the record.

The point of me doing that is, the mainstream way of presenting music is getting old. Yeah I know, “Charles this mix sounds like crap.” That’s kinda the point. You have to LISTEN. The points I bring up with this album on every song go beyond the 30 second sound-byte of a ringtone. There are solutions to problems that we all face that need to be heard.

Or is that not what an artist is supposed to do?

Mind you, about 97% of all online “marketing” was handled by ME. Yes, management set up interviews, and a few admin “pulled some strings” to get me “some good opportunities.” But as far as blogging, Twitter, Facebook and interacting with online journalists such as Illseed, Karen Civil, Miss Info, 2DopeBoyz, Nah Right, OnSmash, and several other popular urban sites?

Charles Hamilton.

Now if that’s not going beyond the call of duty for a major label artist, then maybe there needs to be some BETTER protocol as to what an artist’s requirements are.

Jimmy’s concern is how a free download can translate into dollars and cents. Which in esSENCE, makes perfect SENSE. SINCE that is the concern, the actual concept of an album dropping for free as promoted by a major label is enough for mainstream attention, upon Interscope pressing “the go button” on media paying attention to me.

Until such time, I am a figment of your subconscious mind. A novelty being, only heard on the surface via “Brooklyn Girls”.

Quite frankly, either I exsist or I don’t.

It depends on the demand.

Which, courtesy of Briana’s fist, has skyrocketed.

No room for addressing any hate in the comments from being confident that my name, though somewhat tarnished, is being said.

There is a plan to put “This Perfect Life” in stores after it’s online release, as a box set, with a DVD of animated videos that string the concepts of the song together to make a movie. There will also be a collage if you will of my interviews and interviews with celebrities, politicians, and commonfolk about what a perfect life would mean to and for them.

I see this more as a sociological experiment of the sorts than a product to be consumed by the masses. Why? Because the masses are no longer concerned with being forcefed stuff they don’t even like.

The other side of this is the fact that “I don’t know what I’m talking about” becacuse “I’m 21”. Totally understandable. Well, I’ve spoken to plenty of artists who, because of me, are now INTERESTED in Interscope, because of the REAL things me and Jimmy have been talking about.

Me taking an executive position (CVO).

The jeriatric approach to the presentation of an artist’s work has clearly been outgrown. I have plenty of ideas to enhance the game (shouts to Viviendi), and I have people who are more than willing to work. The people who see the iminent chantge are quick to throw my age and “inexperience” into the equation, with great understanding. Perhaps there are pitfalls that this “game” provides that require you to be up in age. But what does that have to do with the masses?

The masses don’t know something is wrong until you address it. Right?

Hold on… rubbing my head to hear what the masses have to say…

Nah. The masses want something real. The reason why Lupe doesn’t have a platinum album, but is internationally known. The reason why The Roots aren’t PFunk, but pack shows like they do. Greatness doesn’t always mean Donny Ayanar plotted to make you successful. Yes, a team is needed to delegate tasks, but a team of people telling you what’s right for you based on what’s worked for other people won’t work.

So in conclusion, the label would have to directly refute what the label’s chairman said to me. And in that case, they should’ve done more for me than I have, OTHER than cypher my budget around. Which is not to say that I’m not grateful for the opportunity. But I know where I’ve been, and I know where I’m not trying to go back to. Thank you to all supporters, and blessings to those who wish me fail.

Also…stay on the look out for INFERED’s “THE HIGHER” official debut video this week! We’re in the lab AS I TYPE working on it. It’s got a dope look to it. It’s pretty much a good looking, creative, performance video, just showing Red as the man he is. It was shot in HD (yea, hi-def babay) by my man JTastic, me, Red, and assistance from LRon. Also we’ll be posting some outtake footage including a freestyle session with InfeRed, LRon, and me…iiiiiillllllyyyyy!!
Peace, and much love!
oh yea and…”NO TURN ON RED” SUMMER 2009


biz markie…JUST a friend?

i was planning on posting this vid soon! ‘ye actually beat me to it on his blog! i love this video, song, everything. i think this is so creative. the song is pretty creative, fun, cool…but the way they followed the story and the angles…it is obvious late 80s early 90s comedy rap, but i think they did a good job with the video, not taking all generic locations, and having a different feel for a cheap vid.

in related news…this weekend we’re recording the first music video for Infered and his new single “The Higher”…we’re all soo inspired and excited right now. i’m confident it’s going to turn out really nice. peace to my director jammin JT. we’ll post it in a week or two!!
peace! and video love.


infered…higher (draft 2.0)

this is an update…this is a compressed version so you can listen to it straight on zshare or download it (faster) or put it on your itunes or whatever.
Infered – The Higher (Rough Draft)
peace, and much love.


infered…higher (rough)

YOOO!! So Red was in the mean streets of the bloom this week and we both got super inspired. So we laid down the ROUGH DRAFT version of the likely single from the mixtape. He sang on it though we will experiment with other people (any suggestions?) and see what we like. Produced by his younger brother and my protege, JMac The Cheese.

 Infered – The Higher (rough draft)

Once again, this will be on the mixtape (summer 2009) and on the album (coming soon). He’s been writing and gathering music for the mixtape ((NO TURN ON RED)) coming this summer!

Peace!…and much love to yaaa


infe-news…no turn on red

The name of Infered’s new mixtape this summer will be “No Turn On Red”
Any ideas of a cover? It needs to have his face so people can associate the name with the face. It also should feature the street sign “No Turn On Red.”
Here is some pictures of the kinds of things to include.

with arrow

with arrow

No Turn, word up

No Turn, word up

 

Just the arrow on Reds face (get it)

Just the arrow on Red's face (get it)

 

Image/Words projected on his face like this

Image/Words projected on his face like this

 

 

 

Let me know what you think. Peace, and much love to yaaa!


gravity jones presents…??

yo. so i’m thinking for the mixtapes we could do “Gravity Jones Presents..” this being away people can get associated with the name and people say “who the eff is Gravity Jones..googled…oooh, they have a mixtape wit Infered…and The Martians…and Jesus.”
let me know what you guys think about it.
or i’m thinking rather “Gravity Jones Introduces…” for the next mixtapes.


infered…mixtape title

so i’m thinking “The Installment” might not be enough for the title of the next mixtape. i’ve been thinking of other cats who i think have good mixtape names (let alone successful) and it seems like it needs to be more introductory. i.e. Corner Store Classic, A Kid Named Cudi, The Three Day High, Revenge of The Nerds, etc. More of a,”this is my name, this is who i am, this is me”..if that makes any sense.

for some reason i just think it needs, like, more words i guess? like..In For Red..Infinite Installment..or The First Installment. I don’t know, let me know what you guys think. peace.