#ATFU #TheCaillouCode #BASEDRUSTY #21 #Decoded
I’ve been telling you I would start breaking down some of this stuff (as myself, not the #BASEDRUSTY) and I think the project is nearing completion, so I thought the latest would be a good place to start. A few clues are given throughout the video and song to let you know the ‘theme’ of this one…and perhaps where the ‘story’ is going
‘Caillou #ATFU Based Freestyle #21’ (Video and song breakdown)
‘Bitch, I’m moving so slow I can’t count all these colors…’ in the deep tone of Houston style ‘Screw music’… also the singing of Caillou at the beginning has been removed. It’s a total break stylistically from the previous 20 off the TOP. Just as we had a huge stylistic shift between #10 and #11, we have a matching one between #20 and #21.
In the video, while this is happening, the #BASEDRUSTY appears to have known it was coming or at the very least sensed it…he ‘reacts’ twice to an unheard knock or disturbance of some kind at the door, before going to see what it is and the door opens to reveal…well, me, shaking my head and looking into my music room, where the #BASEDRUSTY has set up camp for the last month)
‘Sippin on this lean like that muthafucka, Caillou/Movin slow, seein colors, bitch, that’s what I do…’ - Ahhhh…a ‘screwed’ version! Caillou is alluded to, because he’s the focus of everything…yeah, he moves slow and I believe we’ve established his penchant for colorful clothes, as well as the #BASEDRUSTY’s penchant for ‘colorful’ language…’bitch, that’s what I do..’ that’s #BASEDRUSTY’s idea of a PERFECT rap line…and he’s really not that far off in the estimation of a lotta people. In the video, I’m sippin from a styrofoam cup and the words ‘IT’S COFFEE’ run across the screen. That’s your first clue that this video isn’t like the others. The first three had guests from DJ Indiana Jones and got SOLE? to my friends at Hot 96.3.
The guest in this one is ‘Rusty Redenbacher’. And Rusty is #BASED, but he is not the #BASEDRUSTY.
‘Wet paint, sky blue/Mack in the drive-thru/Cheese on my burger and a nigga gettin fries, too!’ - in the video, the words ‘Sky blue’ appear onscreen in purple, a hint as to why the #BASEDRUSTY always stressin wearing all the colors at once is the stuff and matching your clothes is for suckas. Also, the #BASEDRUSTY’s idea of really swaggin it out is getting cheese on his burger AND fries for the hook. He’s a simple man…but he celebrates the things he likes.
‘#HoesOnMyDick when them Alley boys slide thru, #AlleyAngels holler out, ‘#ATFU’ - The phrase ‘Hoes on my dick’ is a #BASEDMUSIC staple. Had to get a shout-out to the ladies in earnest right after that and thank them for their support. In the video, one of the meanings for #ATFU flashes on the screen as the line is said.
‘Sorry that I left you, steppin up my rep, dude!/They like my little brothers, play-cousins, and nephews’ - Your buddy, Russ wants you to know that if you think I’m gonna be rappin on this ‘Like Caillou’ beat forever, chill…but the #BASEDRUSTY has opened up doors, garnered interest from a new set of listeners and been one of the most prolific periods of creation on ALL levels in my life…yet.
‘Steppin up my rep, dude!’ = I just rapped on the same beat 20 days, bruh. I’m ready to work. Y’all know @ATFU_ (The Tornado Alley) is muh fam, too, man, just wanted to make sure.
‘I slowed it down so you could get a clear picture/Rusty Redenbacher rocks the pen, pad, board, and mixer’ - Well, the beat SOUNDS slowed down, but you’ll see it’s the same length as all the others…however the FLOW is slower than all the other ones, taking two bars to set up rhymes instead of one. The instrumental has been cut-up in post-production to. I did everything you’ve heard on these ‘Like Caillou’ freestyles but make the beat. That’s production, baby. And if you didn’t think so, you are listening to how I totally changed the original beat and concept…like a producer. (yeah… that’s what the #BASEDRUSTY is trying to show you sometimes, too.)
“Fix ya fuckin face and see a G like ya spoz ta/Alley up, suck my dick, fuck ‘The Great Space Coaster” - I like this set of bars a lot because they’re part double entendres and wordplay and part crass exclamations that seemingly make no sense…unless you’ve listened to the rest of the series.
The ‘Fix ya fucking face and see a G like ya spoz ta’ is me talking to #BASEDRUSTY and MYSELF, as well as the listener. If all you know of me is the #BASEDRUSTY, then let me show you what it’s like when I actually don’t just stand there with my mouth open. staring at you until you approximate the ‘cooking dance’ and #swag me out, thusly…let me ‘fix (my) fucking face’ and show you the cat that people have known for years, and hopefully you will get to know. For the listener, if you thought I was the #BASEDRUSTY all day and this is how you found me…fix ya face. (I love that line, man.)
The video interprets this line with quick cuts of myself and the #BASEDRUSTY where appropriate. You get another another #BASED staple which to me, through constant hearings and sayings has become benign
(and apparently to a lotta y’all doesn’t sound vulgar at all. I’ve accepted the fact that people will roll with this language and the #BASEDRUSTY loves it. I find it simply funny, at this point, and in the same way that Lenny Bruce and George Carlin made their points about language and what was ‘vulgar and obscene’ and what wasn’t, the #BASEDRUSTY is making the same points…just differently.)
…and in keeping with the theme of the project, ‘The Great Space Coaster’ catches the fade.
Then some talking…as is the case with all of them at the end, but this one’s different because it ain’t the #BASEDRUSTY talking to you…it’s me, Russ. “The ‘Fourth Wall’ is down, man…” = let me tell you what’s really going on…
Aight, that’s some of what I was thinking and how I interpret my own work. Feel free to share your ideas, thoughts, and feedback about any of the stuff you see me working on here and any of the stuff that @ATFU_ is doing. We’re really doing what we want, so you may as well find us, cuz we’ve found ourselves.
My signature always has the link to my Twitter page, if you ever wanna holler, man. Thanks for rocking with me.
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