New music courtesy of (the newly desinged) Mudkids.com
Download: Mudkids – ‘FREE MONEY’ EP
Rusty (Mudkid numero dos) says:
‘FREE MONEY!’ is a collection of demos we put together for you to peruse while we finish ‘We Are Dynamic And People Like Us’. It’s kinda our way of saying ‘thank you’ for the response to ‘MKEP’. Six demos deep, just a little EP put together from some home-recordings. I truly hope you enjoy it. Tyler and I write a lotta songs; sometimes we’re not sure where everything should go, but it looks like we’re gonna find a home for lotsa stuff!
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Tags: download, emily wells, hip hop, Indianapolis, mkep, Mudkids, ride, rusty redenbacher, vollrath
Free Download: Mudkids – ‘Ride’ (Track 1, MKEP) (UPDATE: I just noticed that MOKB put up this song yesterday… oops. Get it here, or there… either way is a good decision)
Rusty Redenbacher, Mudkid numero dos, gave me a sneak peak at the new project available on iTunes 8/25. As a follower of the Kids for years, I can say this 6 song collection can stand right along with heavyweights like Higher (2001) or Basementality (2006).
1 ‘Ride‘ sets the tone, and the pace for the eargasms about to ensue, courtesy of a face-scruncher from Tyler Knapp.
2 ‘How Many’ chews up & swallows the pride we all hold so… proudly.
3 ‘Abraham’ showcases Rusty’s storytelling chops, through a wide-shouldered friend.
4 ‘Shades’ gives Russ his closeup, he’s not hard to find.
5 ‘The Plan’ is a blueprint for doing things your own way (a Mudkid tenet), declaring war, “you farging bastages.”
6 ‘Nitty Gritty’ is just that, a raw track with lyrical exercises from 3 wordsmiths.
I’ll be picking up my hard copy of MKEP at the release party TONIGHT at the Vollrath (118 E. Palmer St.) w/ Emily Wells, which Metromix selected as the #3 Live act of the week (above #6 MC Hammer)
Also, be sure to read the brand new interview with Rusty Redenbacher (by Grey Granite) over at Heavy Gun Blog.
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Tags: 7/17/09, bently's, Indianapolis, Mudkids, Rusty, seanie mic, show, so damn down, tanya morgan, Video, youtube
(Rusty Redenbacher DJ’ing for Tanya Morgan, Indianapolis, IN)
Even though I missed Cudi’s homecoming show at the Cleveland HOB and Chappelle’s impromptu performance in Portland, I did get to see Tanya Morgan w/ the Mudkids in Indianapolis. FTW.
Donwill, Von Pea & Ilyas are the components of Tanya Morgan (a rap group). I’d heard they were a group of down-to-earth guys, and they lived up to their rep. All three were cool, swapping background stories about song lyrics, crackin’ jokes & breaking down the origin of Lessondary status. Their live stage show will probably lead to some 5 Hour Energy endorsements. They got So Damn Down they broke the sound system & the Mudkids couldn’t perform after them (around 1:15am). But Rusty did handle the 1’s & 2’s for Brooklynati’s finest, which made it a little more palatable that there was no ‘Kids performance. Other highlights included (extremely sober) C Rayz Walz jumping behind the DJ tables and handling duties for a song, & Kinetik filling in as soundman.
Thanks to Seanie Mic & ParodyRapper.com for the video.
“Walk My Way”
Tanya Morgan is not on the flyer, but they were a late addition. This should be a Dynamic show. Thanks to the Heavy Gunners for the heads up.
When I heard K and Russ were recording their own version of Swag Surfin’, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But after one listen at home, one in the car, and one at work, I’m officially riding this wave (pause).
Download: Kinetik & Rusty Redenbacher – Swag Surfin’ (Naptown Mix)
I’ve never been to Volrath, but it must be alright if MHC has a new event there. Hosted by Rusty, who just sent me a new one, fresh off the stove for the summertime.
“… peace to C Rayz, Ali & Sean“
Download: Rusty Redenbacher – ‘Wow’
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So, according to the Twittersphere, Dizzy, & others, last night’s show at the Vogue was great. There was also another notable hip hop show across town at the (former) Music Mill with Wale, Colin Monroe & Tanya Morgan (Brooklynati!). I went to… neither. Shameful, I know. But dealing with some major car repairs and broke pockets, killed my motivation. Luckily, I was able to see Wale in Bloomington (sans TM) last month. And even more luckily, there’s footage of what Rusty was talking about in the above tweet. Hip hop in the truest sense… enjoy.
*UPDATE: Another angle of the same freestyle.
**UPDATE: Post-show reaction, filmed by Rusty.