Hip Hop and Salsa and NYC just had a baby.
This is the New Sauce album.
It is also the introduction of New Sauce as an original style of music.
There may be parallels to other music, but I’m pretty sure you haven’t heard something quite like this.
For the most part this is really an English language album.
Check Puertored for instance. He’s a Puerto Rican, born and raised in NYC, who is not Spanish speaking. In his household it was English.
I wanna talk about the origins a bit because this thing is really a long time coming.
This idea occurred when I was visiting Puerto Rico in 2000. I had a cassette player, but didn’t bring that much music with me. I walked to the local music store and ended up buying like 5 Hector Lavoe/ Willie Colon albums cuz I’ve always been a big fan.
So I had my Salsa tapes and a handful of Hip Hop tapes. As I’m sitting in a hamoc at my Amazing Titi Sile’s house, I thought of what now has become New Sauce.
I pictured Hip Hop and Salsa combined. Raw, ill, New York Hip Hop… And that raw, I’ll, old school Salsa. I figured it gotta have the Salsa rhythm cuz I wanted people to be able to dance to it. And I pictured kicking it off in English. I really saw it as an idea that came about as a result of growing up in NYC.
Some years later talking with JayMas he was telling me about his music ideas for Hip Hop and Salsa and Latin styles, that was aligned with this new style I had in mind. And through talks over the years we defined it better.
I struggled with a name for it for a long time. Then one day I found a title I liked: New Sauce. A nod to Salsa, but written in English.
It wasn’t till about maybe the end of 2012 that I did the recording with Puertored, for Bodega Down The Block. The Moon was cheese grilling us that night because that’s when it came together. That was the first real New Sauce joint. On that joint is where the production rule book for the style was written. And we wrote down those necessary ingredients.
Another great night for developing the style,was the night we recorded Puertored and JayMas for “La Vida Es Buena” another star aligned type of night.
So throughout parts of ’13 we compiled more songs. And we knew it had to be finalized, NOW, for a 2014 release.
I know it’s a great idea, but I also know that it’s just the luck of the draw. So we had to get this thing out before someone else does.
I think 14 years has been long enough.
Shout out to The artists involved:
The Village Mathematician
I’m grateful to have your help.
This is our project.
I just want to state that.
New Sauce is happening.
New Sauce is coming.
Remember that, and keep your ears open.
I will keep you posted.
Peanut Butter Jam.
Well what the hell does that mean?
And The Notes Amplify the Chaos…
I released Chaos Plays the Notes on Feb. 7th of 2012 – the same day the storm set in.
My mind got real heavy on me, and took me to a low state.
And it would fluctuate, but…
As the months went on, and the months went on,
The mind got heavy, and the mind got heavy.
I knew, before I released Chaos Plays the Notes, what the next album would be called.
It went from just a cool follow up title, to a more weighted meaning.
I see everyone around me struggling in one way or another.
And I realize how tough it can be to step forward sometimes.
So I drop this for myself. And I drop this for you. And anyone who will come across it.
It’s a Positive ZAP! TO ALL. (an expression of positive energy)
It can be an impolite sound.
I crafted it to sound distorted, noisy, heavy and dark at times.
Also to show beauty, and forward motion.
Shouts to HANU and The Village Mathematician for helping me out with this.
I hope to uplift.
I hope you Enjoy.
It was a trip.
Dedicated to Dante, Jadon, Evan, Myah, Ayla, and the newest little Emma.
Our Future Super-Heros.
Also to the memory of my cousin Matt, The Drummer.
Apparently Friday it is.
This is a new project I’m setting off.
This is the: “Open Beat Tape”.
This is volume 001.
The concept here is pretty simple. The instrumentals found on these beat-tapes are open to whomever feels like rocking with them.
Emcees, singers, even mimes are encouraged to take these foundations and build a song on it.
Use them for your promotions, free give-aways and mix tapes and freestyle sessions and such.
Just credit Rusty Joints.
Like a free lease.
(Exclusives can be purchased… contact @ http://www.RustyJoints.net if you’re serious about it.)
Go Monster on’em.
Or just enjoy a listen. Over and over.
Hit the share button.
This is an outtake from the upcoming Rusty Joints album, “ATeNATiCa”.
I love it on it’s own, but It didn’t work for me in context of the other tracks on the album.
So I decided to give it out now.
Grab a copy and slap somebody in the neck with it.
Bring an umbrella. Ella.
And a shout out to Lee for putting me on to the sampled song. 🙂 ZAP!
Yes. This is art for the upcoming Rusty Joints album: ATeNATiCa.
But, this is not the album art.
This is the art for Track 01: And The Notes Amplify The Chaos. (ATeNATiCa is a type of abbreviated form of the track 01 title).
So that means each track will have it’s own artwork. There is 15 tracks.
Wish me luck.
This is an airbrush styled digital portrait of Rusty Joints.
A feature study.
This was done for, and inspired by the 24 Hour Ep challenge.
It can be considered an interlude between my last and my next album.
I heard about the challenge, and impulsively i started on 2 tracks.
The challenge was to complete a 3 track EP, that totals at least 9min of play time.
It took place last Friday, April 5th, 2013.
[click image for a free download]
You can hear the other works done by those who were up to it here:
The challenge was started by Madeon:
Block in a Box
Sometimes there are ideas,
But no momentum,
10 or 20 ideas,
Sometimes thousands, and tens of thousands,
Hundreds of thousands,
Millions and billions and trillions,
(Not the the one from the Hitchhikers)
The ideas race around like bikers,
They terrorize the establishment,
The break bottles and threaten,
As many ideas as quarks in the broken glass on the floors,
They instigate to make a move,
There is no momentum,
Ideas never the problem,
Just clutter and motivation,
And too much hesitation,
How is it possible to have a googol ideas,
And still feel no inspiration,
Stuck with a block in a box.
Today I Had to Kill
Today I had to kill,
Today it was a thrill,
Today it was a thrill,
Then today I had to kill,
What could provoke,
What could push to make,
Decisions such as this,
That would radiate this pain,
Guilty I am,
This I know,
But I felt I had no choice,
I woke today to make,
A thrill I felt to elevate,
Creation feeds the soul,
Like sustenance on a plate,
(Though I could not relate),
See the planet was at stake,
That’s why I had to kill,
That’s why I had to kill,
I would much rather create…
I hear a sound,
Inside my mind,
I press a key to realize,
I act again,
I act again,
A song’s something to my surprize,
I feel enlightened now,
I feel enlightened later,
My creation enlightened me,
I thought I had created, it, created part of me.
NaPoWriMo – April 2nd
On the second day, I rose to write, but sike I did this yesterday,
That is not an April fools because today’s the 2,
Rusty Joints the robot,
Now amateur poet,
I think it’s something, that I can, keep up with for tommorow,
And the 3rd, and the 5th, even the 7th too,
Robots have thoughts and feelings,
But no one would have known it,
Another creative, on which to focus,
Up alien locusts.
NaPoWriMo, 1st of April. Rust.
Rust want write,
The Rust is up to the challenge,
A poem a month,
A poem a day,
Rust write away,
Now, but will he can it,
He has a hunch,
But then again look at today,
Rust is a robot,
Rust is up to the challenge,
Rust chips will fly off the fingers,
If he keeps up all this writing.