First time the transformation into the #BASEDRUSTY has been caught on tape. I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it myself.
#NaptownSlim, the man, the myth, the t-shirt.
Ay…I need y’all to see how this all goes together, man. Naptown Slim out here really tryna make moves for y’all cuz y’all said…“SLIM, WE NEED THAT ON A SHIRT! WE WILL HOLD YOU DOWN!”
I appreciated that, man…GREATLY. So, I got right to work…and we rollin.
This is on the back of the shirts, y’all. Just a reminder of where I come from, where I been, what I did, and where I am going…I hope you riding with Slim, y’all!
Naptown Slim IS The Tinkererer.
The Tinkerer IS the #BASEDRUSTY.
the #BASEDRUSTY IS Lazarus.
Lazarus IS Rusty Redenbacher.
Rusty Redenbacher IS Russell.
And Russell NEVER forgets who he is and where he came from.
Thank you all for making it so I can always let it be known and representing something real with me.
Another funky cold-blooded Naptown Slim production, in three colors, in every size. 50 shirts printed…I’mma let you know when and where to get em soon.
#NaptownSlim gotta LOGO, hoe.
Y’all…the love for Naptown Slim is so real out here. A brutha really touched right now, man. I could cry thug tears of joy.
My man on Twitter, his name is @DigitalPharaoh, made this for Slim and sent it to me today.
I mean, does that NOT look RIGHT? People can FEEL me, bruh. I’m out here saying real funky REAL thangs. I treasure these kinds of gifts from the people I have met or touched with my words, even in a digital forum.
Love is real, man. It never dies…and when you got it in you, you give it and you show it. I shouldn’t say it never dies, cuz that is sho nuff a way to kill it, keeping it inside of you and not showing it…word…cold blooded, man.
Love can’t live alone, man. I put the word into the streets because it’s real.
Thanks to my man, Stephen. It just got realer. Naptown Slim got a logo.
Another funky, cold blooded Naptown Slim production. Always real.
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…
#BASEDRUSTY #COMPLETECAILLOU #FREEDOWNLOAD #ATFU
THIS IS A GLORIOUS DAY!!
After what has come to be known as the most #BASED month of creation ever and taking the world by storm with his frequent revelations, the #BASEDRUSTY has compiled all of his #RARE #ATFU #BASED freestyles into one magnanimous volume of #BASEDMEDITATION for the children of the world and their parents. ‘THE COMPLETE CAILLOU’ is here.
After his first appearance in July of 2011, He used this during the month following to create amazing #RARE art, #swag out his friends, and pass the wisdom of Caillou along to the children. During #BASEDJULY, the #BASEDRUSTY, dropped 24 #RARE #LEGENDARY recordings, crafted 9 #AMAZING #RARE VIDEOS, and created many #RARE pieces of ART that were #SuitableForFraming. He’s a very #RARE individual and #RARE levels of #BASED were to be reached.
the #BASEDRUSTY went for it. You will hear very #RARE levels of #BASED, everything from #R&BASEDMUSIC and #BASEDVEDDER to #BASEDEFX and #OLDIRTYBASED; it’s a journey through the mind of a #RARE artist, a tribute to his inspirations and friends, #aswell as the most #BASED ALBUM EVER. As always, it’s all about family with the #BASEDRUSTY, so listen for the names of numerous friends of the #BASEDRUSTY that supported the movement and knew the #BASEDRUSTY was swaggin out for the children.
Now, for the first time ever, all the #RARE #LEGENDARY recordings of the #BASEDRUSTY are in one incredible collection. This is an opportunity that is not to be missed. ‘#THECAILLOUCODE is very real and having all 24 #RARE freestyles in one collection will assist you in your revelations and can lead to various states of euphoria.
(#16 remains #SECRETE…)
Click the pic to go to Rusty Redenbacher’s Bandcamp page to download ‘the #BASEDRUSTY - ‘The Complete Caillou’.
#YOUREWELCOME! the #BASEDRUSTY LOVES YOU. #SWAG
#ATFU #BASEDRUSTY #COMPLETECAILLOU
THE DAY APPROACHES WHEN ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD CAN BEAR WITNESS TO ALL THE WONDROUS TALES OF ME AND MY LITTLE BROTHER WHO DON’T HAVE TIME TO BE MATCHING HIS COLORS. #SWAG COMES IN #230COLORS AND DON’T MATCH FOR NOTHING. THIS IS THE WAY OF CAILLOU!!
PREPARE FOR 24 AMAZING MEDITATIONS (#16 remains #SECRETE. #EVL.) ON #BASEDNESS AND #BASEDBEING.
the #BASEDRUSTY BRINGS FORTH TO THE WORLD, ‘THE COMPLETE CAILLOU’. NEVER HAS THERE BEEN SUCH AN EPIC AND TRUE TESTAMENT TO THE POWER OF FREE-THINKING AND ORGANIZING THOSE THOUGHTS. ‘THE COMPLETE CAILLOU’ CONTAINS ALL THE #RARE #BASED #LIKECAILLOU #ATFU FREESTYLES THAT the #BASEDRUSTY RECORDED IN A MONTH WHILE DEEPLY INFLUENCED BY THE POWER OF THE YOUNG BROTHER, CAILLOU, WHO REMINDED HIM THAT EXPLORING WAS FUN AND WE CAN’T ROCK WITH ANY KIDS SHOWS UNLESS IT’S ON PBS KIDS….AND FUCK MOST OF THEM TOO. #SWAG MY LITTLE BROTHER OUT.
THIS MIRACULOUS RECORDING CONTAINS MANY #SECRETE #RARE CODES, #ASWELL. THERE ARE MANY LEVELS TO #BASED AND the #BASEDRUSTY DISCOVERED SOME OF THE #RAREST AND MOST #LEGENDARY OF THEM ALL. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR MIND OPENED, MEET NEW PEOPLE AND SEE COLORS THAT YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IN YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIFE. the #BASEDRUSTY BROUGHT THESE GIFTS TO YOU…AND YOU CAN HAVE THEM.
‘THE CAILLOU CODE’ IS REAL AND the #BASEDRUSTY WORKS HARD. MANY #SECRETE NIGHTS AND DAYS AND NIGHTS WERE SPENT DECODING AND DECIPHERING THE WAYS OF CAILLOU TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE YOUNG MINDS TO UNDERSTAND SO THEY CAN APPLY THESE TEACHINGS TO THEIR LIVES. the #BASEDRUSTY IS HONORED TO BLESS YOU!
the #BASEDRUSTY - ‘THE COMPLETE CAILLOU’ - THE TIME IS NIGH!!!
AMAZING. LEGENDARY! EPIC! INCREDIBLE! #RARE!!
THE PATHWAY FOR ‘THE TINKERER’ IS LIT AND CLEAR. the #BASEDRUSTY DID THIS FOR YOU.
#ATFU #TBM #SHRUGLIFE #NAPTOWN #LANON #SWAG ……
#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
‘Until’ (Demo Version) - #FreeDownload
This is a demo version of a song that ended up being a Mudkids classic. It’s markedly different than the official version that saw it’s release on ‘Higher’ (Still a great album, man) because I made the track by mixing a buncha stuff on the turntables.
I would do this often to stay sharp with rhymes and rocking the wheels. You’ll hear the verse for ‘Until’ over a blend of C-Murder’s ‘Down For My N’s’ and a track from Dr. Octagon…and I’m pretty sure there’s something else in there…
You can click the pic to download this little peek inside my songwriting process and any Mudkids’ fans might get a kick outta hearing how this one got started because we ended up closing shows with ‘32/’Until’ pretty much every show after it was released.
Also, if you wanna hear the final version of ‘32/’Until’ just click this link
#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
OMG OMG OMG!!! #RARE BEAUTY!! the #BASEDRUSTY LOVES YOU!! #340COLORS! #LIKECAILLOU!
#ATFU #BASEDRUSTY #LIKECAILLOU #25 #CONTROVERSIAL!! #FREEDOWNLOAD!!
the #BASEDRUSTY IS BACK WITH YET ANOTHER #CONTROVERSIAL #RARE #ATFU #BASED FREESTYLE!! LOOK AT THE ARTWORK!
WHAT IS the #BASEDRUSTY TRYING TO SAY…?
HAS HE BEEN A GHOSTWRITER? (THAT HAPPENS, FRIENDS!) IS HE SAYING the #BASEDRUSTY #SIGNEDTOYOUNGMONEY? IS THIS A #BASED TRIBUTE TO DRAKE? #MABY LIL WAYNE? #MABY NICKI MINAJ?? IT’S GETTING HARDER TO TELL THE THREE OF THEM APART!!! IS THAT WHAT the #BASEDRUSTY IS COMMENTING ON? IS THIS A #BASED DIS SONG??
WHAT IS IT??
IT IS #BASED!! IT IS #RARE ART!! IT IS ANOTHER #RARE CLUE FOR #THECAILLOUCODE! KEEP COLLECTING AND YOU WILL SOLVE IT!!
CLICK THE PICTURE TO COLLECT THE #RARE #CONTROVERSIAL #25!!!
(P.S. the #BASEDRUSTY HOPES THE NEW YORK YANKEES RECOGNIZE THE POWER OF HIS ART AND WORDS AND HOPES NO ONE WITH HAS A PROBLEM WITH the #BASEDRUSTY APPROPRIATING THEIR LOGO FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES!!!! #YoureWelcome.)
#SHRUGLIFE #ATFU #TBM #LANON #NAPTOWN ADIYM
#ATFU #BASEDRUSTY #LikeCaillou #24!! #FREEDOWNLOAD #RARE!
the #BASEDRUSTY WAS ALL SET TO #SWAG FOR YOU…AND HE DID, BUT HE HAD TO GIVE YOU SOME MORE CLUES FOR #THECAILLOUCODE…
U HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS VERY #RARE #HISTORICAL RECORDING!!! IT WILL HELP YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO APPLY THE POWER OF CAILLOU TO YOUR LIFE!!
HIT THE PIC TO COLLECT #24, A VERY VERY #LEGENDARY #CLASSIC RECORDING I MADE JUST NOW AND UPLOADED SO YOU COULD HAVE IT!!!
YOU NEED TO COLLECT ALL the #BASEDRUSTY’S #RARE ART THAT IS ON THE INTERNET!! IT IS ALL IN MY ARCHIVE AND IS VERY #RARE!!!!
LISTEN TO WHAT the #BASEDRUSTY IS TEACHING YOU!!
#SWAG!! - the #BASEDRUSTY
#Shruglife #ATFU #RustyWrites
This is Ruthie, my pal from merry ol’ England. I met her when she would come to Rockin’ Billy’s to get caught up on the latest hip-hop vinyl on behalf of her son, Ewan (that dude is a BAWSE; BRIGHTON UK HIP-HOP ADIYM) and we had lovely conversations from the jump. She’s just the coolest, man.
Every time Ruthie visits the States, which is about once a year, we get together, exchange music and get caught up. We usually will sit and have coffee and talk about the state of the world and our lives for an hour or two before this jet-setter has to get back to being the badass she is. I always look forward to these visits. When I get that call from an unknown and hear that accent in the ‘Hullo?’, I get geeked up, cuz I know my pal is in town.
Here’s yet another example of how hip-hop has introduced me to great people from all over the world and how it has given me a starting point for some incredible friendships.
Big-up my homegirl, Ruthie, my man, Ewan and his TWO daughters (WOW!) and everyone else that I’ve had the pleasure of calling a ‘friend’ behind the use of funky beats and real-life rhymin…
#SHRUGLIFE #TBM #LANON #ATFU #NAPTOWN ADIYM
(UPDATE!!! - Here’s a link to Ewan’s record-store online!!! Check it out, you WILL find something you dig…