I still like this video. I think it illustrates the differences between myself and the #BASEDRUSTY very well.
I know all that in hindsight, while I was in the midst of creating it, I was pretty much in character every time I went into what would become the Iron Man Monster Factory. When you hear the whole thing, you may pick up on some stuff…and it definitely makes some wild turns, with GOOD REASON.
The best way I coulda told anyone that wanted to catch on and up to what the #BASEDRUSTY was saying was to tell em to stay in touch with the ‘story’ as it unfolded. I was dropping these almost daily, sometimes two a day during July of this year and I had an internet campaign of sorts running the whole time. He took over my Twitter and my Tumblr for the better parts of the month; I wanted the #BASEDRUSTY represented online FULLY, because the project was interactive and a commentary on how things become popular and the very nature of ‘art’ of ALL kinds from static and moving pictures to music.
If you wanna see some more of what the #BASEDRUSTY was doing, I’d invite them to go and dig the archive for #BASEDJULY on my Tumblr, everything was unfolding there. Just look for the stuff that’s in #230Colors…
#ATFU #RustysBandcamp #BASEDRUSTY #TheTinkerer #ReleaseDates
Hey, it’s me…Russ.
I’ve been working all night getting this Bandcamp page together, man. I’ve gotten the page started with a reboot of ‘The Minion EP’, featuring the bonus versions of ‘Hello’ with A-Sky, Dotta of #ATFU and Nerd Ferguson.
The next thing coming to the page will be the release of the #BASEDRUSTY’s ‘Complete Caillou’, the cover of which is pictured here. That will be next week on Tuesday, November 22. On that day, I will also announce the release date of ‘The Tinkerer’.
Links to all my antics will always be posted here of course. You’re also invited to keep up with the entire #ATFU family on our Tumblr and on our Twitter. Collect all the free releases, man…and share them joints. Tweet em, reblog em, spread the word about what this wild crew of smart bruthas is doing. Help us out if you dig what we’re doing…and know you are VERY appreciated.
Oh…and here’s the reboot of ‘The Minion EP’ … if you already got it, cool. If not, here ya go…fresh on the Bandcamp, kid…
#ATFU #HAPPYBIRTHDAYODB!! #SUUUUUUUU
the #BASEDRUSTY PAYS HOMAGE TO THE VERY #RARE TALENT AND STYLE OF THE OL’ DIRTY BASTARD, ONE OF THE MOST #PUNKROCKTHISSHIT MC’S OF THIS OR ANY ERA.
TODAY IS OL’ DIRTY BASTARD’S BIRTHDAY AND the #BASEDRUSTY BELIEVES YOU SHOULD GO OUT AND CUSS AT SOMEONE WHO NEEDS TO HEAR IT FROM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL TO CELEBRATE. BE FREE, SPEAK LIKE YOU MEAN IT AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT DIRT DOG WOULD DO…
TELL YOU TO SHUT THE FUCK UP.
you can download it here…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ODB!!
“My home is my mind…” - Ol Dirty Bastard
#ATFU the #BASEDRUSTY #WESTCOASTWORLDTOUR
I SWAGGED THIS PALM TREE THE FUCK OUT. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD BLESS YOU ALL. I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU NEED SOME #SWAG FROM the #BASEDRUSTY. THIS PALM TREE GOT THE VICTORY TODAY.
(UNLESS IT’S #ATFU OR SOMEONE THEY ROLL WITH. the #BASEDRUSTY DOES NOT HAVE TIME TO ENTERTAIN THE WACK WHILE MAKING #RARE ART. DON’T SEND ME WACK MUSIC. MY LITTLE BROTHER, CAILLOU GETS REALLY MAD.)
LET the #BASEDRUSTY BRING YOU INTO A WORLD OF DISCOVERY, ENJOYMENT, GRANDEUR, AND #RARE ART. YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE. ‘THE COMPLETE CAILLOU’ IS COMING AND YOU CAN WATCH ALL MY #RARE SHORT FILMS HERE…
FUCK SABRINA, THE TEENAGED WITCH. FUCK HEY ARNOLD. WE ROLLIN WITH PBS KIDS THIS YEAR. #SWAG CAILLOU OUT, BITCHES.
#ATFU #SHRUGLIFE #TBM #NAPTOWN #LIKECAILLOU #LANON ADIYM
ART WE LIKE THIS WEEK: Christain Faur’s ”Crayon Art”’
How fantastic is this? The combination of so many different colours of crayon placed together to trick the human eye, making your brain put an image together that may not actually be there….do we really see what the artist intends us to see?
the #BASEDRUSTY SEES #230COLORS OF BALLS OUT #SWAG.
#SWAG ART. #RARE ART. #BASEDCRAYOLA BITCH #SWAG.
- the #BASEDRUSTY
#ATFU #BASEDRUSTY #21
I’m not posting this as the #BASEDRUSTY. It’s me, Russ.
I’m gonna get the zip together asap; all 25 #LikeCaillou #BASED #ATFU Freestyles in one zip so you can have what @EAZYEDOT called ‘BASED MEDITATION’. A half of power with Caillou and some of my friends. Swagged the fuck out. Woo.
Wait… #maby I AM the #BASEDRUSTY!! SWAGGGGGG!!! SWAG. #SWAG.
GOT DAMB, #BASEDRUSTY, #SWAG THE CHILDREN OUT. #230COLORS. #SAVETHEPLANET
the #BASEDRUSTY went to the Indiana State Fair today…
Still all business.
#ATFU #BASEDRUSTY #THECAILLOUCODE #INFLUENCES #RustyWrites
Hello again, friends. Rusty here.
Figured it was time to let you in on some of the #BASEDRUSTY’s thinking. I know the guy kinda well, so I thought I’d help you make more sense of some of his stuff. It makes perfect sense when it’s explained to me, so maybe I can shine a little light on his M.O.
the #BASEDRUSTY takes note of trends and the way things are marketed. He understands the idea of being consistent within the same framework. He often draws parallels to things like the music of Wesley Willis and the screen-printing technique of Andy Warhol because these are very influential to him.
Wesley Willis was known for his way of using the exact same music all throughout the course of an album, often changing only the lyric and the sound effects used on the bridge. That’s it. It would be the exact same preset little rhythm in the keyboard they had at the studio and Wesley would rock some new lyrics on it for every song. Brilliant. No producer fees. You know exactly what you’re getting and you know what will be changed. By staying within the same framework for every song, you as a listener either fall in love with the tune or hate it, but by the fourth song…it’s in your head…
(it’s what the #BASEDRUSTY refers to as ‘Audio Hashtagging’)
Andy Warhol would often silk-screen the same image over and over again, painting it different colors, maybe screening it slightly differently, but it was the same image…over and over again. Who woulda thought that a painting of a Campbell’s soup can would be hanging on the wall of a fine-art gallery? Now who woulda thought that the artist would paint this same image hundreds of times…? And who woulda thought that same artist would come up with another way to do this with images MUCH quicker and easier, to a point where he was actually hiring OTHER people to make the ‘paintings’ and he began simply overseeing the process and signing the work…?
(Kinda sounds like ‘ghostwriting’ and ‘ghost production’ huh?)
the #BASEDRUSTY has taken that idea and applied it to music. There’s parallels all throughout popular music that are like this. As soon as someone comes out with a style and it becomes popular, there will be pale imitations and people that cash in on a trend you created.
the #BASEDRUSTY HIMSELF is on the heels of what Lil B created, but he acknowledges that debt in his very name…and he is true to one or more elements of #BASEDMUSIC in every one of the 25 #LikeCaillou’s that have been posted so far.
(And yo…if Lex Luger can keep selling people the same kinda beats and everyone in Young Money can sound exactly alike, why can’t the #BASEDRUSTY rock this beat as many ways as he can think of? Repetition is the heart of popular music. the #BASEDRUSTY is getting in where he fits in. This is hip-hop and it’s a nation of pirates. It always has been, it’s just blatant now.)
the #BASEDRUSTY knows that social-media is the best, most effective means of promotion. In fact, if there was no social-media, there’d be no #BASEDRUSTY. Everything about him is based on social-media INTERACTION and leaving his mark online.
His name is a #HASHTAG, people. He speaks non-stop #HASHTAG and he repeats certain phrases and words a lot because this is how trends start and are sustained. One person says something fly, more people think it’s fly and repeat it. The originator keeps repeating it and it catches on. There’s many people on Twitter that are excellent ‘hashtaggers’ and recognize that while they’re great as a punchline, they’re also very useful. Hashtags become ‘catch phrases’…’catch phrases’ become t-shirts and bumper-stickers. the #BASEDRUSTY is keenly aware of this and makes sure that the things he wants you to attach him to get mentioned and tagged often; #LikeCaillou, #230COLORS, #SWAG, #ATFU, and of course, his name, because if you really wanna know about him, there’s always a way to find him.
Andy Kaufman is another influential person in the story of the #BASEDRUSTY. Andy was a GENIUS at the ‘put on’…or not. While Andy was doing his thing, there would often be a point in the performance where the audience was either involved in the act or had no idea as to when the ‘act’ was starting and ‘real life’ was ending and vice versa. To this day, there’s pranks he pulled off that people still can’t figure out. He was an absolute genius at blurring the line between ‘persona’ and ‘personality’.
the #BASEDRUSTY is obviously a ‘persona’, but he has plenty of his own personality. It’s kinda important for me to make sure that people understand that it’s a ‘character’ but he has ‘character’. He has his own way of talking, his own stances, his own way of reacting. He is an artist and wants to be respected for what he does, but he’s also trying to make statements, some of which may irk you simply because of the language he uses.
(That in and of itself is a statement…and as the #BASEDRUSTY has pointed out, “IF YOU DON’T LIKE MY EGO, TYPING IN ALL CAPS, AND CALLING YOU ‘BITCHES’ ON EVERY SONG, STOP PRAISING KANYE. I LEARNED IT FROM THE BEST.” He always finds a way to make a point…even while he’s sitting there with his mouth open, staring into the distance. You’ll learn that if you get past the look…)
This next part is key and will definitely help you make sense of some of what the #BASEDRUSTY is trying to do…
In the mind of the #BASEDRUSTY, he is crafting the perfect hip-hop album. He’s got a buncha cold #BARS, ‘guest appearances’ with everyone from Young Money to ODB and DAS EFX, a ‘rock song’, a weed song, a strip club song, some R&B, some ‘soul’, and he’s even got a ‘screwed’ version
Aight, that’s what I got for now… you can hear all 25 #ATFU BASED FREESTYLES on Soundcloud or go to my archive on here and check out the posts for all of em too.
Rawkawn. Be artists first…always.
#ATFU #SHRUGLIFE #TBM #LANON #NAPTOWN ADIYM
#ATFU #LikeCaillou #BASEDRUSTY #23
the #BASEDRUSTY WANTED TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING VERY #RARE FOR THE WEEKEND, SO HERE IS SOME MORE #RARE #SWAG!!
the #BASEDRUSTY HAS SO MANY INFLUENCES and ARTISTS THAT HE ADMIRES. I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHO THIS WAS INSPIRED BY, BUT the #BASEDRUSTY LOVES TO RAP, SING AND LAYER VOCALS TO AMAZE AND ASTOUND YOU! YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM the #BASEDRUSTY…
well…I mean, YOU KNOW I’M GONNA DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT…BUT THE SAME!!! #LEGENDARY!! #23!!!
HIT THE PIC TO DOWNLOAD THIS AMAZING #RARE #LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE…FOR FREE!!
the #BASEDRUSTY WILL KEEP GIVING YOU MORE CLUES FOR #THECAILLOUCODE!! CONTINUE COLLECTING THIS #RARE ART!!!!
#ATFU #SHRUGLIFE #TBM #LANON #NAPTOWN ADIYM
#ATFU #BASEDRUSTY #STREETWEAR #MODEL #SWAG
As you all know, the #BASEDRUSTY has been sought after for his expertise in fashion, as well his skills as a highly sought after model!! He’s been asked to walk the runway for many fashion shows by MAJOR CELEBRITIES!! He’s also been asked to appear in print-ads for MANY MAJOR BOUTIQUES AND FASHIONISTAS THAT ARE VERY #RARE AND RESPECTED IN THE FASHION WORLD.
THEY ALL UNDERSTAND the #BASEDRUSTY IS A FASHION FORWARD TRENDSETTER MAKING HIS OWN PATH WITH HIS OWN STYLE, MUCH LIKE HIS MUSIC!!! #RARE!!!
the #BASEDRUSTY has decided to use his unique sense of style and incredible photogenic #RARE TALENTS to launch his own clothing line!!!!!
HERE IS A VERY #RARE LOOK AT THE #HISTORICAL PROTOTYPES FOR #BASEDRUSTY CLOTHES AS MODELED BY the #BASEDRUSTY HIMSELF!!! OMG OMG, LOOK AT ALL THESE COLORS!!! #IONTMATCHFORNOTHIN!!
AMAZING!! #LEGENDARY!!!! AND YES, LADIES, ALL THESE PICTURES ARE #SUITABLEFORFRAMING!!
#ATFU #TBM #SHRUGLIFE #NAPTOWN #LANON ADIYM
#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.
#ATFU #SHRUGLIFE #NAPTOWN #TBM #LANON ADIYM
#ATFU #LikeCaillou #21!! #RARE!! #VIDEO!! #FREEDOWNLOAD!
VERY VERY #CONTROVERSIAL #RARE #VULGAR #HISTORICAL RECORDING DEBUTED ON YOUTUBE!!
#SECRETE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THIS #HISTORICAL RECORDING SOMEWHERE IN THIS POST!!! YOU CAN FIND IT, I KNOW YOU CAN!!!
PLEASE VIEW MY VIDEO #ART FIRST TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF the #BASEDRUSTY. I HAD ‘RUSTY SCORSAYZEE’ COLLABORATE WITH the #BASEDRUSTY ON THIS VERY #RARE OCCASION AND THE VIDEO IS ALREADY VERY #CONTROVERSIAL!!!
LEARN AND COLLECT #RARE #BASEDRUSTY ART!!! SEND YOUR ART TO ME ON TWITTER!!! @RUSTYMK2
(P.S. IT HELPS IF IT OF ME OR MY LITTLE BROTHER CAILLOU…AND DON’T DRAW ME IN NO MATCHING CLOTHES AND THROW MY #SWAG OFF!!!
(P.S. - the #BASEDRUSTY DOES NOT SUPPORT THE USE OF ILLICIT DRUGS. THIS IS #RARE #CONTROVERSIAL #HISTORICAL ART!! YOU WILL FEEL HIGH WHEN YOU WATCH IT!! SO YOU DON’T NEED SYRUP!!! - the #BASEDRUSTY GOT YOU SEEING #230COLORS, BITCH!!! #SWAG ME OUT!!!!!)
(P.P.S. -HERE IS THE LINK!!! I TOLD YOU, YOU’D FIND IT!! the #BASEDRUSTY BELIEVES IN YOU TOO!!
#ATFU #NAPTOWN #SHRUGLIFE #TBM #LANON ADIYM
#ATFU #BASEDRUSTY #LIKECAILLOU #20 #BASEDVEDDERSOUL!!! #GETCAUGHTUP!!
If you have been keeping up…you know the #BASEDRUSTY has a wide range of influences and is FEARLESS when it comes to music. #BASEDRUSTY listens to so many different #RARE forms of musical wonder that he pulls from freely to create and discover LEVELS OF BASED NEVER BEFORE SEEN.
YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD #BASEDVEDDERSOUL!!! the #BASEDRUSTY KNOWS THIS BECAUSE HE INVENTED IT TODAY! #YOUREWELCOME. the #BASEDRUSTY WENT INTO THE TEMPLE OF THE DOG TO DISCOVER THIS #LEGENDARY LEVEL OF BASED AND DELIVER IT TO YOU!!!
the #BASEDRUSTY has given you 20 #ATFU BASED FREESTYLES with SO MANY #RARE LEVELS OF BASED!!!! HE HAS GIVEN THIS TO YOU BECAUSE HE IS AN ARTIST AND HE BELIEVES IN #PUNKROCKTHISSHIT!
EVERYTHING YOU HAVE HEARD VOCALLY HAS BEEN PERFORMED BY the #BASEDRUSTY!! #230COLORS OF BASED HARMONIES!! the #BASEDRUSTY ENGINEERED EVERY SESSION HIMSELF AND MIXED DOWN EVERY #RARE #ATFU FREESTYLE!! YOU CAN LISTEN TO THEM ALL (AND DOWNLOAD) THEM HERE!!
the #BASEDRUSTY HAS CREATED VISUALLY MOVING COMPANION PIECES FOR HIS AMAZING #ATFU BASED FREESTYLES ALREADY!! YOU CAN SEE THEM ALL HERE!!
the #BASEDRUSTY HAS CREATED MANY #RARE PIECES OF ART FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE AS WELL AS MADE IT SO YOU CAN MEET MANY OF HIS FRIENDS AND COME INTO THE WORLD OF #240COLORS. HERE IS ONE GALLERY OF AMAZING ORIGINAL ART BY the #BASEDRUSTY WITH LINKS TO MEET HIS FRIENDS SO YOU CAN BE IN THE WORLD OF COLOR!
OMG OMG OMG! the #BASEDRUSTY HAS DONE ALL OF THIS IN 17 DAYS LIKE A PRINCE B-SIDE!! GOT DAMB, #BASEDRUSTY, YOU ARE AMAZING AND #RARE!!! YOU CAN READ ABOUT THE #BASEDRUSTY AND WHY HE CAME TO MAKE YOUR WORLD BETTER RIGHT HERE!!!
#YoureWelcome! THANK THE POWER OF CAILLOU!! I’M JUST FOLLOWING IT!
#swag me out…
the #BASEDRUSTY SPEAKS ON #ASTROLOGY!
#ATFU #SHRUGLIFE #TBM #LANON #NAPTOWN ADIYM