GRITS Co-Founder Coffee Jones Branches Out With Solo Project ‘Fresh Brew’
Dove Award winning and two-time Grammy nominated Nashville recording hip hop duo GRITS is branching out on his own with a new album and longtime fans of the group can’t wait to hear what he’s created. Jones spent 14 years as one half of one of the highest grossing independent groups in hip hop charting a career that garnered more than 800,000 records sold worldwide, numerous accolades, placements in prime-time television and major motion pictures, an impressive 11 studio albums and even the creation of an independent record label, Revolution Art. Jones was also the writer of platinum-selling single “Ooh Ahh,” which served as the theme song on MTV’s The Buried Life and appeared in the film The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift. The GRITS track “Here We Go” was also featured on the soundtrack of Jack Nicholson’s hit film Something’s Gotta Give. But now, with the amicable ending of the GRITS era and the blessing of longtime collaborator and GRITS co-founder Teron “Bonafide” Carter, Jones is ready to release fresh material in the form of ‘Fresh Brew,’ his new album which is slated for release this fall.
“This new project is my personal, artistic view on life and what I’ve been through,” says Jones. “It’s progressive and it has some ‘GRITS’ elements, but at the same time every album is different and this has more of a pop and hip hop flavor. Most of all though, it’s responsible music.” Joining Jones on the project is producer Michael Millionz, who has worked on several GRITS albums and is one of the major partners in Revolution Art, and artist and songwriter IZ who is serving as a contributor to several tracks on the album. Coffee Jones’ ‘Fresh Brew’ will be available for download the end of the year.