#FreeDownload #TroubleWalkin #ATFU
Here is an outtake from ‘The Tinkerer’.
I’d sworn I was done with the album for a while now, but as I listened to the album, there was something that was just…off…to me. This song is that ‘something’. I like it, but it just didn’t fit within the theme/subtext of ‘The Tinkerer’.
It’s like I was jumping ahead to ‘5ive On The Black Hand Side’, which was the next thing I worked on and released. (in fact, if you go from ‘Trouble Walkin’ to ‘Trouble Again’ which starts ‘5ive…’ , you’ll see what I mean. Both those are built on stuff from the ‘Trouble Man’ soundtrack by Marvin Gaye….)
As you’ll have a chance to hear next month, I tried to make ‘The Tinkerer’ as cohesive an album as possible. I got this ill theme running through it, right…? ‘Trouble Walkin’ while cool to me, just did…not…fit. It was like I had left an ending floating out in space somewhere, waiting to be told at a later date. I had to fix it before I felt like I was done.
I got back into my zone last week, got into The Iron Man Monster Factory and worked up two songs that I thought would round the album out a lot better. Once that was done, I couldn’t find a reason to keep ‘Trouble Walkin’ in the sequence. I wrote two to replace it, so it had to miss the cut.
Anyway, I wanted to go ahead and let y’all get at it. Sheesh, up until about a week ago, I thought it was gonna finish my first self-produced album. I’m really glad I rethought that joint though. I’m flipping off the new songs and how all they work.
Click the pic to download ‘Trouble Walkin’ .
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(P.P.S. - The rest of the outtakes are on a free EP called ‘The Minion’ which you can download here.)
Click the pic to download Rusty Redenbacher’s ‘Trouble Walkin (The Tinkerer’s Whylin In Stereo’ Mix)’
Rusty Redenbacher - ‘The Tinkerer’ - available January 31, 2012.
#ATFU - all the fuckin underdogs…
#Dunwiddit #FreeDownload #ATFU
(disclaimer; none of the views expressed in this song belong to anybody but ME ALONE. This is a direct reflection of my timeline on Twitter regarding MY feelings about how the game has basically changed from where I started. I come from a legacy of putting 350 paying people in a nightclub on a regular basis. And while there are pockets where people are packing clubs every now and then, there isn’t really a stable base for the ‘live musician’ in a lotta towns anymore.
The fact of the matter is, I no longer see the need to come outta my house and rock shows where I live anymore if I can’t expect to make a certain amount of money for my time, promotional effort, prestige where I live, and the various media platforms I maintain and control to keep all these things I just named #relevant. (WHAT IT DO, @FEERAY #ATFU!) so basically, I have made a decision to back away from the stages of Indianapolis and go focus on these other platforms…all the entities that I work for do not hold the same views as myself and they don’t claim to, nor are they responsible for any words or thoughts expressed that you may not want your kids’ tender ears to hear. It does include words that I can’t ever say on the radio, but not all 24.
now click the pic and download it.)
Just listen…you can also get it here.
I’m here. I won’t be there…unless it’s for @ATFU_ and it’s realistic.
I produced this track last night, finished it up tonight, and the spirit moved me to write a song. That’s how it works for me…
Listen, man. I love to make music. I always will, but I’ve accepted some realities in the last year or so. The game has changed so very much where I live. I love #Naptown, but I can’t really depend on hometown to keep my operation afloat like I used to.
I’ve ALWAYS had day jobs and kept some money in my pocket, so I’ve never relied on the music to make sure I could eat…but I usually made a nice penny. Now, in the last few years, I’ve seen the live music scene in #Naptown dissipate….literally vaporize. I guess there are spots that are doing all they can to give artists a forum. I play these clubs and IU always have a wonderful experience. But, with my pedigree, history, and shit…even my social-media touch, I’m bringing a lotta shit to the table. Every single cat in #ATFU is bringing the funk, the thunder like I am…
…I say that to say this; there’s no way I need to be rocking in my city for gas money, bruh. Not on a Saturday night, when I could be working on the radio, or making new music to further spread the legend of @ATFU_ online to a NATIONAL..ahem…WORLDWIDE audience. And really, what bigger forums do I need to have other than lock radio AND television to be able to say, ‘Uh, yeah…this is my fee.’ Flat out. Have it when I get there or don’t approach me and don’t ask me to approach and of my SIX GROWN-ASS BROTHERS that I roll with who #ALSO happen to be amongst the BEST at what they do around here with that young shit.
Game changed, man.
Now, my passion will not be pimped in support of the scene, because well, I am a professional…at ALL kinds of stuff…as you can clearly see and hear from this very post. It. Is. What. I. Do.
…but I don’t hafta promote your show, get all my homeboys and all the people that support us to promote it #aswell, come to your show, hold that shit down, and post video and blogs about it, furthering YOUR profile right along with ours…without expecting SOMETHING for my effort…at this point in my life and career, that should make sense to anybody.
So, I just won’t do it.
…and I rock…like a muthafucka. Go check #ATFUTube and watch any of the live clips. Aside from all the above stuff I said, yeah, man…I fuckin rock. Bruh, we kickstarted the movement with all those great free albums so when we kept it rollin, the shows would generate something…anything…everybody coming at me needs to know this now, DON’T…unless you have a budget. I NEVER expected to get rich from making music, but at this point y’all…if I can’t name my price and get it, I ain’t playing. It’s that simple.
I’m having to learn how to declare my worth, folks. This is a personal journey that I will let you in on as time sees fit and the spirit moves me.
I think this song should speak to a lotta independent artists who feel the pressure of trying to use where you live as a springboard, but meet with resistance. Don’t get it wrong, I love #Naptown music of ALL KINDS, I will be coming to shows and shooting footage like I always do whenever I get the chance. I’m always sure to make sure to mention the local artists that get played on IMC because these artists work HARD to get a name…just as I have. Well, man… I gotta name, that’s one thing I do know, I gotta name cuz I stop and sign it on your kids’ t-shirts when I’m at the grocery-store, I hear it screamed at me when I’m on the sidewalk and I say it every night on television. (#Snark, love it, deal with it)
I just can do so much more as a supporter from the outside who just happens to make music…but ain’t finna jump on that stage without someone knowing damn well what they are getting when I do so and paying me and my team for that.
That’s about all I need to say more. Now there’s a record of why I feel like this…and I made the beat and made it rhyme.
Staying home, finishing this in 24 hours myself, while teaching myself new techniques of editing and mixing, writing a song that is as real as anything I’ve ever written and posting it online for the world to download for free, absorb, and push the name and rep of my squad mission nationally, so I can #MABY generate real income later »»»»»»»»> coming to a club and playing it for you for peanuts.
I’m getting more outta staying home and creating music than I am going out and playing it…spiritually. #ASWELL
And THAT is more of a reason to stay in the crib and hustle for the squad at Mission Control.
Put that in your iPod and smoke it. I’m here, but I ain’t here. Holla.
#ATFU #SHRUGLIFE #TBM #LANON #NAPTOWN
Our man, Rusty, got thangs on his mind, huh?
#ATFU, we tell it how it is. No dummy missions.
#ATFU #FreeDownload #ATaleFromBrokeStreet
Yep. Here’s that Feeray track we’ve been talking about. Look for ‘Molotov’ to drop here soon, like sooner than you think.
Click the pic to download this one NOW. Such a heater, man. Feeray has been hustling really hard in the studio to bring you something special. Listen to this man speak!
#ATFU - A TOTAL FAMILY UNIT.
#ATFU #IWantYou #TheTinkerer #FreeDownload
Cover version of Marvin Gaye’s classic, done in a Tinkerer style…
I change things. I reshape them. Everything doesn’t need to be fixed, but I am a scientist…I will experiment…Maybe I will create something great and different, a cure, perhaps…maybe I will totally fail, but I will do it for science and @ATFU_
I just felt like singing and playing around a bit today. Thought I’d share it with y’all. Believe me, this is a whole new world to me too, so I’m trying to give you peeks into it before I drop ‘The Tinkerer’ and me and @MrKinetik start working on the follow-up to ‘The Professor And The Hustler’ (which is still a free download, so you should hit that link!)
Click the pic or here to download Rusty Redenbacher’s cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’.
Thank you for visiting #IronManMonsterFactory. Come again!
#ATFU, ALL TOGETHER FOR US…
…and we funky.
Things that go bump in the night…
Hit the pic to download Rusty Redenbacher’s take on Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’.
Let ‘The Tinkerer’ cook.
#ATFU #WOWEazyGotStyle #FreeDownload
Well, this was a surprise…and it was too good to wait to post.
Dotta The Globetrotta is REALLY focused on this ‘Born To Fly’ project. It’s sounding so dope and we’re all getting excited as he nears completion of it. We think y’all are gonna really love it.
…and this showed up this afternoon. Wow. Just wow…we’re happy to share this with y’all.
Steel sharpens steel, man. We stay rocking versions and E Dot finna fly on y’all REAL SOON. Stay tuned.
or click the pic to get it, of course…
and here’s something from everybody in the crew to get you caught up.
#ATFU - we never stop refining and adding on. Get with us.
#ATFU #FreeDownload - @MrKinetik -#GetItGoin
“Get It Goin” is the first single from Mr. Kinetik’s album, Sounds Of Soul, that will be released August 2nd. This album will be available at Mr. Kinetik’s Bandcamp page and listeners can name their own price for the album as well. Mr. Kinetik has been putting this project together for quite some time as a one-man band while working with the rest of #ATFU, s.a.i.n.t. RECON, Eratic, and a few other side projects in between. The album covers Mr. Kinetik’s range as a musician, a producer, and a songwriter.
Download “Get It Goin” here or by clicking the picture and get Sounds Of Soul on August 2nd at Mr. Kinetik’s Bandcamp. We’ll post the link to that here on release day as well.
#ATFU - We get it goin and we keep it movin…search the archive and get caught up with the whole crew.
“Funk’s Alive” is a cut from UV Lounge, the second project Eratic (@Eratic) and myself have worked on as a duo. Peace to Andrea Isabel Mendoza (@Dredalous) for the photography and peace to DJ Deadrisk for spinning our sets.
Click picture or right here for the tune.
Get The Green Hornet here.
#ATFU as well.
#ATFU - …and it don’t stop
New music from F.I.R.E. (Feeray).
Hit the pic to hear the first piece of the epic work that will be ‘Welcome To Vegas’.
Go on, click it and check out ‘Fly Away’.
#ATFU - airplanes, trains, future’s unlimited…