HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES BROWN!
WOO! CELEBRATE THE GODFATHER!! He gave us so much…
SOUL BROTHER NUMBER ONE!
This is what I played on the radio tonight…
Trouble Funk - ‘Let’s Get Small’
Jon B. - ‘Don’t Talk’
Nu Shooz - ‘I Can’t Wait’
TLC - ‘Get It Up’
Pieces Of A Dream - ‘Mt. Airy Groove’
The Commodores - ‘Brick House’
BT Express - ‘Express’
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster’
Cameo - ‘Rigor Mortis’
Zapp and Roger - ‘So Ruff, So Tuff’
Rick James - ‘Cold Blooded’
D-Train - ‘You’re The One For Me’
Crystal Waters - ‘Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)’
Apollonia 6 - ‘Sex Shooter’
Bell And James - ‘Livin It Up (Friday Night)’
Secret Weapon - ‘Must Be The Music’
The Time - ‘777-9311’
A Taste Of Honey - ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’
The Fatback Band - ‘Money (Gotta Get My Hands On Some)’
The O’ Jay’s - ‘For The Love Of Money’
Aaliyah - ‘Back And Forth’
Whodini - ‘Friends’
Al B. Sure - ‘Off On Your Own (Girl)’
Maxwell - ‘Dancewitme’
LL Cool J - ‘Rock The Bells’
Salt N Pepa - ‘Get Up Everybody’
112 - ‘Peaches And Cream’
112 - ‘Dance With Me’
Loose Ends - ‘Slow Down’
The SOS Band - ‘No One’s Gonna Love You’
Soul II Soul - ‘Fairplay’
Tom Tom Club - ‘Genius Of Love’
Prince - ‘Alphabet St.’
Average White Band - ‘Pick Up The Pieces’
Kool And The Gang - ‘Jungle Boogie’
Brick - ‘Dazz’
Slave - ‘Just A Touch Of Love’
Odyssey - ‘Inside Out’
Lyn Collins - ‘Think (About It)’
Rob Base And DJ EZ Rock - ‘It Takes Two’
Strafe - ‘Set It Off’
MC Lyte - ‘Poor Georgie’
Biz Markie - ‘Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz’
Beastie Boys - ‘Paul Revere’
Mary J. Blige - ‘Be Happy’
Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson - ‘Superman Lover’
Keni Burke - ‘Keep Rising To The Top’
Jean Knight - ‘Mr. Big Stuff’
Heavy D. And The Boyz - ‘Mr. Big Stuff’
A Tribe Called Quest - ‘Electric Relaxation’
Mr. Kinetik and Rusty Redenbacher (#ATFU) featuring Sleepy Floyd on drums and Brandon Meeks on the bass guitar (The Native Sun) - Live in Indianapolis, 10/28/12. - LISTEN HERE.
Woo. Sho nuff fonkay. You’ll hear us run through some stuff from ‘The Professor And The Hustler’, as well as our current and forthcoming releases.
The live show has taken on a bit more of an edge with the brothers from The Native Sun playing with us. I been trying to explain it to you. I really think you gotta be there, cuz we hit the stage with some very serious and urgent energy.
For the time being though, please enjoy this set from The Mousetrap in Indianapolis, Indiana, recorded October 28th, 2012. I believe the third one we have played as this unit, not too shabby…come out to see us when you can.
Also, as I believe there is no reason for you not to have some decent live hip hop in your iTunes, I’ve made it so you can download this entire joint.
Shoutout to Matt Vice of MattViceProductions.com for capturing the magic and sending the zip over to me so I could get it to you.
Oh, I guess you’d like to know the songs we play, huh…?
1. John Henry
2. Slim Get Fonkay (Slim Gon Tell It)
3. Stir It Up (Again) (Mumia Abu-Jamal)
4. The Refinery
6. Who You Wit
9. Magic (‘Put Love Into It’ Remix)
10. Cashin In
We take it to the stage…
We will see you soon.
(P.S. - Fuck a soundcheck. Turn everything UP.)
Let the monster speak.
Can I talk to em…?
‘Lemmigitpaid’ and ‘Cashin In’…last night at ORANJE.
Thanks to everyone that was involved. That joint was a BLAST.
See ya in Muncie next Saturday.
Live last night at The Mousetrap Bar-Grill, my dudes @TheTwinCats jammed one of the cuts from my next album with me…and it came OFF.
This was the first time we played this tune together. Sho nuff FONKAY. Check this out…see how Naptown gets down.
#ATFU AND THE TWIN CATS TOO
LIVE! SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 16! with @TheTwinCats!
I fell back from playing shows until I knew they would be worth the time and effort…and honestly, for a while, I had to go and get my other ducks in a row.
I basically fell back from playing shows here because I had a lotta bad experiences over the last few years, wanted to learn how to do other things, and wanted to play DIFFERENT kindsa shows…like this one. I come from a rock background and host a rock show on TV where I live. I come from a soul background and work on the contemporary R&B station where I live.
I didn’t wanna be on the bill of yet another ‘hip hop’ show when I started to feel like I wasn’t JUST making ‘hip hop’ music AND I felt like hip-hop artists in this city were totally being taken lightly AND for granted.
My answer was to focus on extending the reach of #ATFU elsewhere, learn how to produce music myself, and establishing myself to the world as ‘Rusty Redenbacher, from Naptown…not stuck there. You better start checking for him and his people.’
…but the right show with the right bands and MC’s…? I’ll be there if they need me and I can do it.
all that said, “I AM A HIP HOP ARTIST” in the truest sense of ALL those words..and I always will be. I can’t deny what I am…but what I am, like hip hop, has roots in a little of EVERYTHING.
I want that recognized cuz it’s coming out in the music.
I’m excited dennamug for this one…
See ya Saturday.
This is the set-list from the show @MrKinetik and I played in LaPorte this weekend. As you can see, we had too much music to pick from…and we’re not counting the encore songs that we could throw into the mix.
We actually had to cut even more songs from this set as the show was running behind schedule. The time of the set you’re looking at here is about an hour, all solid material. I told Mr. Kinetik after the show, “Man, think of all the great songs we DIDN’T play!”
He said, “We have too much music that works…that’s a good problem to have.”
CLICK THE PIC TO SEE A BIT OF HOW WE GOT THERE AND WHAT WE PLAYED.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, live tonight at The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN.
Yup. The Upsetter killed The Devil in #NAPTOWN.
So awesome, man.
I never thought I would ever get to see this man play live.
He’s been a huge influence on me since I first discovered his work through The Beastie Boys’ old magazine ‘Grand Royal’.
I found a tape (!!!) called ‘All The Hits’ for a dollar (!!!) after I read the article. That mug STAYED in the deck. My friends would come over and wonder why I was listening to this hissy, odd sounding tape EVERY TIME they came over. I don’t even think I could explain it at the time. It just touched me.
I’ve been throwing references to his work in mine ever since, going as far back as the first Mudkids album and most recently with ‘The Tinkerer’s Dub (Mpozitivity)’ on my latest release, Rusty Redenbacher - ‘The Tinkerer’
In later years, I came to realize how massive his influence was on reggae music. He recorded and produced some incredible sides for Bob Marley And The Wailers, when they were making the move from ‘ska’ into what is now recognized worldwide as ‘reggae’ music.
He invented ‘Dub’ reggae. He’s one of the first people to truly use the studio as an instrument. He was doing things with a four track in 1970 that people can’t figure out or replicate today. Just amazing.
Well, I saw Scratch kill the devil last night with Muhbabay in my hometown. It was one of the best nights out I’ve had in a long time, thought I should share some of it with you.
SCRATCH THE DUB ORGANIZER! HEAR ME NOW! BIG UP @djIndianaJones! BIG UP CRUSHSTAR INTERNATIONAL! BIG UP YUH SELF!
Yeah, it was a great night. It always is.
#ATFU #BANG! #LOWER #LiveAtVibes
Spittin live in between listing records on our Amazon store.
Shop at Vibes. Dig in the crates. You’ll find some goodies.
VIBES MUSIC - 1051 E. 54th St. (on The Monon) in beautiful #Naptown. ‘vibesmusic2’ on Amazon
My latest album, ‘The Tinkerer’ is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and most places you buy digital music.
My next album is called ‘LOWER’. Look for it when it’s warm enough on the regular.
I’ll be at work at @Tantrum_Indy, but if you’re home…enjoy.
GREETINGS FROM #NAPTOWN!
I’m in here LIVE for y’all! Check for me on TLCNAPTOWN.COM
My dude @swiftfunkus sent me this clip of Biggie onstage with a BUMASS DJ.
There’s no two ways to put it, man. Big Kap had no business onstage with the Great One. Biggie knew it…and could not take it anymore.
WoW. I normally wouldn’t cosign bottling your own DJ and throwing him under the bus, but in this case, it was necessary.