Buy or Fly & Killers
'Buy or Fly' composed by Rukus March 2000. Toronto, Canada. Legend has it that while working in a crack infested coffee shop in downtown Toronto, Rukus, 'The only girlie in da house...' Would carry a 12-inch barbell in her fat pants and a purple Bingo Dabber (to wake up da K-holers) and spit her rhymes. OOps! 'I work for my money!' Not knowing what 'chopping food' (selling crack cocaine) meant, when asked, 'Who's choppin food?' Rukus would reply she was and read out the list of food items off the menu...Oops! (I was a bit naive) *smile*. When someone told her what it meant she got inspired and oops! (I wrote a song about it)*wink*. After dozens of police raids and a few shooting deaths, the only 'food' being chopped was Rukus' rhymes... Rukus' 'Buy or Fly' also serves to give props to a group of up-and-coming DJ's, musicians, rappers, visual artists and promoters from the downtown core. Borrowing beats from Master BT for free off his website, Rukus triple-layers the beats (BT would be proud!) with her 'cutz & puddin' method and tops it up with a silky sweet guitar lick. Innovative and inspiring, Rukus' 'Buy or Fly' is fresh and worth having around for a long time. 'Killers' composed by Rukus in March 2004. Inspired by the horrific and senseless drive-by shooting and subsequent paralyzing of Louise Russo-- ***NEWS FLASH***NEWS FLASH******NEWS FLASH**** Almost 1 year (April 21, 2004)Has gone by since Louise Russo suffered bullet wounds to her back, paralyzing her from the waist down, that finally 4 suspects have been arrested and charged in Toronto. (April 15, 2005). Thanks! To The Toronto Police Force! Hopefully now some peace of mind and some justice can be served for Louise Russo and her family and friends. (God Bless Y'all!) 'Killers' however remains a testament to the futility and hopelessness of guns and gun violence in Toronto's inner city and particularly it's impact on children. With a funky-style groove beat and drop-down lyrics, 'Killers' is a real satirical in-your-face statement urging people to stop gun violence. Propping 'Malvern! Regent! Jamestown! The Jungle! The Junction! The Ghetto! 'Killers' aims at de-glorifying guns and gun violence... Yo! 'Me & Me Dogz, We like peace! Eh!'--RUKUS Ruksand Publishing Inc.: 'Decodes, Defines, Delivers'