For this edition of NP Unzipped, we got to chat with “milk’s favorite emcee”: Oreo Jones. The Indianapolis-based emcee is described as “a bearded brother who summons multiple musical personalities for every new project.”
Emerging in 2010, Oreo not only explored the hip-hop scenes of Indianapolis, but also delved into the indie music scene. He dropped his first EP titled “Delicious,” which was led by his single “Good Times.” The song reached the No. 4 spot on Hype Machine, proving himself to be an up-and-comer to watch out for. In addition to some big releases in 2011, he began “repping for fat kids everywhere” by starting his own hilarious YouTube cooking show called Let’s Do Lunch. Just one year later, he released his first full-length album, “Betty,” which further showcased his diversity, both musically and lyrically.
After speaking with Oreo first-hand, we can tell you that his laid-back yet humorous personality has undoubtedly contributed to the diversity of his music. In our exclusive one-on-one interview with Oreo Jones, we discussed his Indianapolis roots, where his musical inspiration comes from and so much more.
About Oreo Jones:
Prior to Betty, Oreo Jones was known for the sheer diversity of his projects. He has a natural ability to pull in people from all walks of life to create unique and memorable music. Last year, Jones linked up with indie rock bands We Are Hex (Roaring Colonel, Third Man Records), Jookabox (Asthmetic Kitty, Joyful Noise), The Woodhands (Paper Bag Recordings), and Fair Fijola to craft the Oreo Jones & Friends EP to benefit VH1′s Save The Music project. And his love of ALL things female lead to the infamous Black Fabio collaboration with DJ Action Jackson – a concept mixtape that featured the single “Reggie Miller” (think Digital Underground’s Sex Packets meets Handsome Boy Modeling School).
Who knows what’s else is in store for someone with as many badass ideas as Oreo Jones … packing the dance floor AND having all the ladies screaming just might not be enough…