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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


lupe fiasco…on drake’s accolades

In the realm of hip-hop, Lupe Fiasco suggested Mos Def had the best album of the year (he’s up for two Grammys, including Best Rap Album) and that Drake should be up for Best New Artist (he only received a nod for Best Rap Solo Performance).

“I think he’s deserving of it,” Lupe said of Drake. “As many accolades as he can accumulate, pre-album, is a phenomenal task. I think that should be rewarded. He has the potential to do great things — not good or mediocre, but great things.”

I just wanted to post this up for those of you who respect Lupe but maybe don’t know about or aren’t ready for Drake. That’s right…that’s what i’ve been saying…not good or mediocre things for music and for hip hop…but GREAT things. watch out.
Also i like how highly Lupe talks about Mos.

mixtape daily interview video with Lupe after the jump…

peace, and respect introspection AND extrospection love.
(more…)


colin munroe…interview | performance | download

This is an interview touching on why he (as a white canadian dude) is embraced by the Hip Hop community, is a clear part of the new [urban folk™] (haha) movement (like KiD CuDi, Wale, Drake, Slaughterhouse…etc.), and has a successful alternative mixtape.

I just want to say it first here and now…in the next few years, you will see the mixtape (free ep, free album, samples/remixing other peoples songs projects) embraced by other musics not centralized to Hip Hop!! Watch.

If you don’t know about Colin Munroe you definitely need to download his mixtape…
Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero mixtape (2008)
It features Drake, Wale, Black Milk, Mickey Factz, even Bob Dylan (remix…it’s INCREDIBLE!!!)

He’s on my “what to look for” list.

Peace, and embrace new love.


reflection eternal / statik selektah…Re:Union Mixtape


Reflection Eternal & Statik Selektah – The RE:Union Mixtape

1. Intro
2. Revolutions Per Minute
3. In This World
4. Hip-Hop (Unreleased)
5. Back Again
6. Wishing On A Black Star
7. Just Begun ft. Jay Electronica, J. Cole, & Mos Def
8. Come Around ft. Termanology & Royce da 5′9 (produced by Statik Selektah)
9. Internet Connection
10. Let It Go ft. Dion
11. Testify ft. Styles P
12. Time
13. The Thrill Is Gone ft. Styles P (produced by Statik Selektah)
14. Can We Go Back The Reflection Eternal Classics:
15. Fortified Live ft. Mos Def & Mr Man
16. Chaos ft Bahamadia
17. The Express
18. Respiration ft. Common & Mos Def
19. Definition ft. Mos Def
20. RE:Defininition ft. Mos Def
21. Move Something
22. Ghetto Afterlife ft Kool G Rap
23. The Blast RMX ft. Erykah Badu
24. Good To You (produced by Kanye West)
25. Get By REMIX ft. Jay-Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, & Busta Rhymes (produced by Kanye west)
26. Back Up Offa Me
27. Piano (Hi Tek ft. Ghostface)
28. Music is Life (Hi Tek ft. Nas)
29. Hang Ups (NEW Reflection Eternal not on album)
30. Outro

new and old reflection eternal tracks. fresh!

peace, and another decade of much love.


questlove…sandwich ep

via: nahright

Sandwiches are the sets they play before and after commercial breaks on Late Night.

In honor of making 1000 of those original compositions, Questlove liberated 22 of them on twitter and All The Way Live compiled it into an EP.

The Roots – Sandwiches EP

also. click on the twitter above, then click on the swift.fm link and listen and read the descriptions to each track…questo really knows music and it’s so interesting to see what inspires him and how it makes him feel and think.

peace, and be well rounded love.


francis and the lights…download all francis’ music

I’ve mentioned before how much i dig Francis et al…Here’s your opportunity to download literally EVERYTHING that has been released by Francis and The Lights…for FREE! The zip file includes live, covers (including kanye west, john lennon, beyonce, more), new songs, eps, etc. It’s like 211mb.

click here to download!


Plus some waffle fries…so click that shit…you’ll dig it.

My apologies for not being on too much this week or next…it’s finals here so i’m in grind mode. Keep your chins up!

Peace, and light love.


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.


Lupe Fiasco…Enemy of the State: A Love Story [Mixtape]

The new mixtape from Lupe Fiasco has arrived!

Download-HERE|HERE

Oh yea…and another one is coming…

peace! and remember to smile, 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!!!


lupe fiasco…don’t forget’em interview

It’s actually a pretty long interview but i know you all dig lupe sort of like i dig lupe…so it’s interesting. really it’s mainly him talking about how he felt like he lost his passion (obviously, talking retirement and all) and recently got it back when going through his old mixtape catalogue. he feels like his old shit is still completely relevant and fresh today (which i would mostly agree with).

…it’s like, ‘yo, I was doing that back then?’ That record is almost 6 years old. And it’s still fresh, it still has meaning, and I forgot some of the lyrics so I’m like, ‘that metaphor was kind of crazy.’ It was just like, ‘am I doing that right now? Have I maintained that?…Why would I stray away and not come as hard on every record like I was doing before? That was real. Yeah, I’m gonna go back. I’m gonna go back into the studio and try to beat myself, try to take myself back to where I was.’

Lupe Fiasco: Don’t Forget’em (Ruby Hornet interview)

peace, and remember to smile, love.


lupe fiasco…forever freestyle (live)

here’s a video from a recent show where ‘lu when in over Drake’s “Forever.” my guess is a mp3 of this will be on the new Fahrenheit mixtape coming the end of November.

yea…he is better than all of them except maybe em (maybe!).
peace, and remember to smile, love.


lupe fiasco…fahrenheit 1.15

Lu’s mixtape series expands…Fahrenheit 1/15 number 6 drops November 25th, 2009. The official title will come soon enough…
Be on the lookout! Check out those first 5 if you haven’t heard them yet.

Peace, and remember to smile, love.


lupe fiasco…new mixtape soon

he’s coming with a new mixtape…

any name ideas??

peace, and remember to smile, love.


raphael saadiq…tiny desk concert

This is from this NPR featurette called a “Tiny Desk Concert.” It’s just Raphael Saadiq on acoustic guitar with Rob Bacon accompanying on acoustic. His voice is incredibly soulful and his songs are like old rhythm and blues pop songs from the 60s.
His most recent album ( The Way I See It(2008) ) is a serious classic. Pick it up if you haven’t yet.
raphael saadiq acoustic on npr
Raphael Saadiq – NPR Tiny Desk Concert mini-album
I chopped up the three songs he does in the video and put them into this EP-style acoustic album. Here‘s the video if you want to watch them play through.
Peace, and sure hope you mean it love.


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


Forever…Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kanye West

I haven’t listened to this yet, but i LOVEd the orig. version off Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape.

The CDQ will be out Friday night (which I’m assuming is when you can buy it on iTunes). Yessir!
Drake – Forever feat. Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kanye West
Peace, and forever love.

props: NahRight


The Martians…July 4th recording

The Martians were in Bloomington this weekend. Today (July 4th) they started recording for the new mixtape (coming soon!) Nice and Clutch. Here’s some shots i snapped and put together during the 2 song inspiration-fest.

July 4th, 2009

July 4th, 2009


Be on the lookout for new music!! Take my word for it…it’s a new sound from the first mixtape (Spaceships & Beamz @ Datpiff) and it is sounding riDICULOUS!! The quality is waaayyy nicer, the music is different, and both Jack and Max are continuously getting better.
Peace! and patriotic july 4th love.


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!


Guess who’s bizzack

Yooo, whats gooder people? Jack Marz here, and yea… I been living under a rock…listening to My tunes in my headphones and making NEW HOT SHIT… I been grinding/ working with my cuzzo Lunatic (S.O.B.) on his new up coming mixtape “Love Life & Lunatic”  mixed by who else but Mr Marz (my dj alter ego)  With a few guest appearences by The Martians and a few others… SOB artists will def be in the building as well. were planning to drop it on July 4th, so get ready… later ill post a few tracks up were working on and such… stay tuned in…. But i gots to jet, I gotta go get a haircut, peace love and hair grease….


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.


QTIP D’ANGELO SAADIQ…lynwood rose (mixtape)

ok…so WORD IS, this is a mixtape precursory to a studio album “coming soon.” i need to say, if this album actually comes into fruition, i would cry. yes, like, face in hands, whimpering, dancing feet, crying. i’m going to be completely honest…i don’t think it’s going to happen.
i know tip and saadiq have worked together and made beautiful music…but this super group could be one of the seismic shifts in the earths plates that makes liquid magma, hot smoke, and destruction across the surface of the earth.
Lynwood Rose mixtape cover
Q-Tip, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq: Lynwood Rose (Mixtape)
ENJOY! PeAce…and supergroup love.


the cool kids…gone fishing

FOUND IT! The mixtape has arrived in our needy arms. Download the shit…bump the shit…enjoy the shit.
THis is the prelude to the debut LP, When Fish Ride Bicycles, which (mark my autotuned typing) is going to be top 5 hip hop albums this year.
the-cool-kids-don-cannon-gone-fishing-front-cover-449x449
The Cool Kids – Gone Fishing
Peace..and much autotuned love.


sean/cudi…rollin’ remix

I sort of don’t understand the concept of not releasing these songs on the mixtape (like i think they were supposed to be), but anyways, here’s another one. i liked the original but this is better!
Big Sean – Rollin’ remix feat. Kid Cudi
i’m watching gangs of new york
peace and m u c h l o v e.