When a city embraces a new artist, it only feels right to give back to the community. In that spirit, for his upcoming Oreo Jones and Friends EP, Oreo has joined forces with X103, Butler Scion, My Old Kentucky Blog, and Heavy Gun Recordings to assist VH1’s Save The Music. Protecting music programs in our schools is a cause near and dear to Oreo as his mother and aunts are public school teachers. The project features collaborations between Mr. Jones and Jookabox, Woodhands, BLKNHBD, We Are Hex, Laura Balke,Grey Granite, and J. Brookinz. The EP will be released on Thursday, January 13th for free, with listeners being encouraged to donate whatever possible to Save the Music via Heavy Gun’s Bandcamp. All money donated through the Band Camp will be passed along to VH1’s Save The Music. The release will also be accompanied by a free show and benefit raffle at Local’s Only that night with performances from Oreo, Jookabox, Andy D., and Grey Granite.
Who is Oreo jones? This past spring, Oreo Jones took the hip-hop and indie music scenes of Indianapolis by storm with the release of his Delicious EP on Heavy Gun Recordings and was recently voted the 2nd favorite hip-hop act in Nuvo Newsweekly. The Delicious EP was led by the success of his single “Good Times” which has been featured on several national music blogs and charted up to #4 on the Hypem.com Twitter chart. In short, Oreo Jones is an artist that should be paid attention!