Happy 4:20! J. Brookinz reunites with fellow Heavy Gun co-founder Grey Granite for the highly anticipated sequel Gateway 2!:
On the follow up to his acclaimed album The Gateway Drug: THC, his highness J. Brookinz comes correct with the 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!
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 Gateway 2 dropping April 15, 2011!
Heavy Gun Recordings
Release date: Apr 18, 2011