#LAZARUS re-release info. #ATFU
I’m getting this album together for re-release. ‘Lazarus’ is the first ‘solo’ album I crafted and released. Named one of the ‘Best Indiana Albums of 2011’ (Indianapolis Star), I look forward to getting it back online and in your ears.
It was available on iTunes upon initial release; the re-release will be on my Bandcamp page. During the first week of re-release, it will be available as a free download.
The re-release will include 4 bonus tracks; a demo of the band version of ‘Liars (And The Hate They Create)’ , a ‘Tinkerer’ type cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’, a remixed version of ‘Lifetime’, and ‘Goldie’s Lament’ (originally released as part of ‘5ive On The Black Hand Side’). It will also include the full artwork by Jason Ratliff.
I love this album, but it’s very hard for me to listen to. It details a very difficult period in my life that I refer to as ‘The Cruel Years’. I was dealing with a lotta self-doubt, self-hate, outside hate, and loss. It was legitimately the worst period of my life. I had nothing to go to but the music.
Looking back, everything about this album represents discovery and change to me; I changed my lyrical approach from Mudkids to this album because I needed to.
This is the first official project that appeared under the name ‘Rusty Redenbacher’. This album was MINE (and SP’s, obviously), I was gonna start saying what I had to say, what was unheard while I was smiling in people’s faces and trying to keep from killing myself.
I realized around the time I started this album that looking on the bright side is bullshit when people around are determined to keep you blind. You can’t look on the bright side when someone is poking you in the eye every chance they get. Eventually, you’ll just close your eyes and beg for it to stop. If it doesn’t stop, you’d better open your eyes and look for the quickest exit…or fight back.
This is an album full of things I never said before it was recorded, things I needed to say, issues I needed to deal with…YESTERDAY. The only way I knew to deal with it was by living the life I knew how to live. I’m an ARTIST…my life STAYS in my art. I think a big part of the problems I was having was that I couldn’t put my life into my art because I didn’t wanna make a buncha records that reflected how fucked up my life was. If you knew it or not, I did and I didn’t wanna have that in my discography, my legacy.
…but it was so damn real.
I had to stop being scared of expressing these feelings in my art, my music, my LIFE. I had to stop biting my tongue because I was about to bite it off. I had to face the facts that I have/had issues. I faced my issues. I face my issues every day. I pray for strength, I talk to my family and friends, I talk to God, and if I need it again, I will talk to a professional. I do these things because I value myself so much more now than I did then.
Through all this, I made it. I swore I was ready to die and I made it. Everything was yanked from me and I rebuilt everything. I’m still building. After I bled this album out, I became a better artist. I became legitimately free in my mind after being chained up there for so very long.
Artist or not, if you got something to say, you gotta say it. What you don’t say sometimes speaks volumes, so if there is something attacking your mind, get it outta there with VOLUME.
Speak up. It feels great.
LAZARUS is RISEN.
(P.S. - Click the pic to see the video for ‘Bleeding’)
Boys to men.
You CAN grow up in hip-hop.
It IS okay to do so.
Stay true to YOU.
Thank you, Yauch.
Dig this, just a lil something I put together to let you know what’s going on here.
I’m about done with ‘LOWER’. It’s funky, raw, and real. Again, I am responsible for every sound you hear on this album, just like ‘The Tinkerer’.
There will be a companion piece for ‘LOWER’ called ‘OTHER’ consisting of outtakes and remixes. Fon kay.
Stay tuned for release dates and more info…
Yuh man, Rusty in Indiana gets busy…
#V12 #ATFU #FreeDownload
CLICK THE PIC TO DOWNLOAD #V12!
11 new tracks of uncut, unadulterated DOTTA, right on the heels of ‘Gone’ and the underground epic, ‘Born To Fly’, Dotta brings you back into the life of the Globetrotta.
This is the first release on Dotta’s new Bandcamp page, y’all. Get on over there and tell your friends about what he’s got going on over there.
NEW @DOTTA9! Get that #V12 NOW!
Well, if you been rocking with me for a while, you should know that I make a LOTTA music. It’s just what I do. It’s what I have done since I was a kid. Now that I am actually producing myself, I make even more before boiling it down to an actual ‘album’ or ‘EP’.
I’ve always felt there was no need to be prolific if you were just gonna sit on the music till you yourself are tired of it. I’m kinda spontaneous when it comes to posting music. I like to post something that HITS me as soon as it hits me; that’s how I’ve been since the days of @MUDKIDS on Myspace and that’s how I started off every one of my little social-media sites. Cripes, I had almost 200 videos on the first ‘MUDKIDS TV’ Youtube page before it got pulled and I got right back to work with #ATFUTube.
Anyway, I put all the extra stuff and cool projects together for my Bandcamp page. As it stands, everything over there is free. Go check out some of this work I put in for ya.
I’m gonna have another project there soon called ‘OTHER’ which will likely precede the release of ‘LOWER’. I also think I will add the ‘5ive On The Black Hand Side’ instrumental EP there in due time. Right now, you can download ‘The Minion EP’, the #BASEDRUSTY’S ‘Complete Caillou’, the ‘Speak Monster Speak’ EP, and ‘Trouble Walkin’.
Just making sure y’all know it’s there! Right on for all the support and love! ‘The Tinkerer’ on iTunes NOW! ‘SHAKE’ video comin sooooooon!!
NOW HIT THE LINK, BABAAAAAY! I’ll take you there.
#LOWER snippets. #ATFU
I’ve been in some kinda zone and feel pretty good about how everything is coming together musically.
I wanted to share some of what will be the follow-up album to ‘The Tinkerer’.
LOWER, baby…we’ll talk more when the time is right…
#ATFU #GONE #FreeDownload
@_DOTTA back…but now he’s #GONE.
Click the pic to download the EP. Six tracks of greatness.
…but we here tho.
Get this NOW. New @_DOTTA!!
#ATFU makin moves and noise.
#ATFU #Update #FollowTheFam
Man, we been tryna get so much stuff handled that we’ve actually kinda slacked on the site. Sorry about that.
We stay current as a mug on Twitter, but gotta make sure to post over here. However, to be certain you are in the loop, follow us on Twitter. We tweet and retweet every day. At the very least, you’ll be getting dope music links from our people.
Rusty Redenbacher’s ‘The Tinkerer’ is now available on iTunes…HA!
To order the CD, go here…or click the pic.
Dotta is talking about releasing an EP next week, so stay tuned.
We’ll be sure to post more over here and give you updates via our Twitter. We still here…and we getting louder and funkier…
#ATFU - all the fuckin underdogs…
A Total Family Unit.
#ATFU #SpeakMonsterSpeakEP #FreeDownload #MM
‘EP’ equals ‘Evolving Project’. Continue reading, please…
Click the pic and you’ll be able to download the first four tracks; a remix of ‘Speak
As I receive more remixes of ‘Speak Monster Speak’, I will add them to this album/project. This is a continuing study of evolution AND creation.
I have placed the ‘Speak Monster Speak’ acapella on this album with the hopes that producers, remixers, DJ’s, and fellow Tinkerers download it and do whatever it is they see fit to make it their own. The first one from the mighty @Defame1982 is included and it is indeed, a monster. Please add on.
I’m very interested in hearing what people create along with me. If you feel like you have made something you’d like me to hear, my Twitter is @RustyMK2. Talk to me, if we aren’t talking already.
…and here’s a link to go to the Daddy Real website to order the CD
The crew is #ATFU and so is the plan.
Follow @ATFU_ on Twitter. We add on and build every day, all day.
Thanks, have fun with this and holler back.
(P.S. It’s ‘Music Monday’ somewhere, ainnit?)
(P.P.S. it’s 80 BPM. I can’t keep making it easy for you, now go rock that shit…)
#AddOnRemix #TheTinkerer #ATFU
This is a remix from a project that I plan to release at some point.
Here’s the original version for your own comparison and contrast.
Rusty Redenbacher (#ATFU) - ‘Add On, Part 2’ (Youtube)
I was thinking I would do a remix project of some tunes from ‘The Tinkerer’. I’ve remixes of ‘Speak Monster Speak’ and ‘Add On’ done for a while. I started on one for ‘The Funk’ which eventually became a new song and led to me crafting about 17 more.
As it stands right now, I have about 20 tracks that could be considered for a follow-up to ‘The Tinkerer’. Once I realized I was in a zone again in terms of creativity, I just kept going. The working title for this album is ‘Lower’, inspired by my favorite David Bowie album, ‘Low’.
I plan on forging ahead with more new music and still may include these remixes on ‘Lower’. I wanted to share this with you to let you know that the work never stops for me, it’s feeling pretty good and I appreciate your interest. If you dig it you can download it.
The original versions of ‘Add On’ (Parts 1,2, and 3) appear on ‘The Tinkerer’, which is available on iTunes, wherever you buy digital music and in your favorite independent #Naptown record-stores. You can order the CD at DADDYREAL.COM
#NewTrack #TumblrRap #ATFU
I dig Tumblr. I like the way you can give your posts more flavor with links and such. I really enjoy blogging on this site.
There’s a lotta folks who use Tumblr a lotta different ways, just like Twitter. Lotsa folks use it LIKE Twitter, which at first I admittedly didn’t understand, but once I had Tumblr on my SMARTPHONE, it made that style of posting make perfect sense. It’s like Twitter with cooler pics and more commentary on the eyePhone, man.
Anyway, that leads to the inspiration for this post. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while…and I do it from time-to-time when I post #BARS here, but I put this one together specifically with ‘Tumblr’ in mind.
Here it is, just some a quick minute of Monster Factory shit with the lyrics posted and links for all the goofy stuff I reference. I’m a big fan of sneaking punchlines into #BARS, not in a “leaving the word ‘like’ outta similes” way, but in a way where wordplay will lead you back to the reference. Sometimes, I’ll use the background vocal to lead the listener back to the reference, #aswell. Lotsa cats do it, it ain’t like I’m doing anything brand-new, but I’ve been findings ways to avoid the word ‘like’ in rhymes for a while.
‘Tumblr Rap 1’ - Rusty Redenbacher (#ATFU)
Slay the best rappers alive via fax or text
You want the best, I bring the best so expect nothing less.
#ATFU, yes we back, just another lesson, Black
Yeah, and I’m flexing that legend rap, address the facts
Just a lil somethin…staying sharp.
My man, @hotmixprincejay, just uploaded a BUNNNNNNCHA clips from ‘The Tinkerer’ album release party. Check out Sleeper Cell, Grey Granite, Mr. Kinetik & Eratic, and myself JAMMIN…
Hit the link, he’s got clips of EVERYBODY. #NAPTOWN groovin, man.
#ATFU and PRINCE JAY TOO.
#ATFU #TheMinion #Royalty
I really believe every Prince fan should hear this song. I wrote it for ‘The Tinkerer’, but it didn’t really fit what the concept of the album became, so I placed it on a free EP instead. I refused to let it go to waste, man.
Give it a listen. If you dig this one, here’s the link to ‘The Minion’, the free EP it’s on. Download away!
‘The Tinkerer’ release party is tomorrow! The album is EVERYWHERE on Tuesday! #ATFU
LET #THETINKERER TELL IT. MEET ‘THE TINKERER’. #ATFU