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.