Warning: This interview contains slang.If you have been anywhere near the web in the last couple of months, you could have come across the music video for the end For A Rip, a song by the rap team Shark Tank. End a smooth, laidback beat, front male B. Affluent lays down verses about life in “the good White North,” “rockin’ plaid jackets,” and also “operatin’ chainsaws,” while the stop “just out for a rip room ya, bud?” is catchy sufficient to remain lodged firmly in her head for days. B. Rich, otherwise well-known as Brendan Richmond, is a regional boy. Born and raised in Tamworth, Brendan an initial started making music as a high school student at NDSS, as guitarist and also vocalist in the rock-turned-rap group, servants of Spanky. Two decades later slaves of Spanky room still making music, back Brendan and co-founding member Pete Rae (Cap’t Footbags) involve themselves in other musical tasks as well. I freshly sat down v Brendan for a on facebook chat come talk about the famous success of the end For A Rip, future projects and little town Canadian life. The SCOOP: an initial of all, congrats top top the success of the end For a Rip. What have the last few months to be like? B. Rich: Thanks, hombre! It"s absolutely been a totality lot busier 보다 usual since the video clip came out. The great kind of busy though. I’ve spent numerous time adhering to up top top a ton that cool opportunities that have actually opened up for me. Various other than that, the last few months have been cold as bananas. This winter stuff is rough. TheSCOOP: how did the song and also the video come to life? B. Rich: The song stemmed native spending a most time through the American members the my tape Shark Tank. The 2 other men are from Pittsburg and Baltimore, and also we spent a lot of time compare our local dialects. We believed it"d be tight because that me to relax a totality track in the Canadian voice, so we made that happen! The video was other I put together on nice short notification with some Kingston friends over the Thanksgiving weekend critical year. The dude in the Bruins jersey is my an excellent pal Elijah Abrams, a wild dude and also phenomenal bass player through Rueben Degroot"s band. The other guy is my tiny brother, Christian Richmond. The video also featured Zane Whitfield and also Donny Larson, 2 super talented audio engineers, as well as the lovely buy it Harmer...oh, and my dad has actually a cameo in ~ the end. The entirety thing was shot and also edited end the course of a month or so, i slapped er" on the net - and the remainder is history!


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B. Rich: i guess the main attraction to music started back in the day, gaining into Nirvana as a teenager...rocking out, jumping ~ above the couch and also rockin’ the waiting guitar with my bonehead friends. TheSCOOP: excuse me. I resemble that remark. B. Rich: Ha! You know it! over the years the artists that have actually influenced me the many have always been the ones who seem come be having actually the many fun, and really anybody who’s a true entertainer - musician of all styles, comedians, magicians, anyone doin" your THING! I might add, that the very first Cypress Hill album definitely blew me out of the water in 1992. The was a very influential record. TheSCOOP: Yes. Noted. You have to be quite tuned right into the neighborhood music scene - which local musicians do you watch doing really exciting things? B. Rich: The last few albums by Rueben Degroot have been for sure amazing. The dude is a phenomenal songwriter, and also his tape is the tightest around. By every means, check him out live, or look him up on the Google, or whatever kids are calling it this days. TheSCOOP: how did girlfriend get in addition to the Shark Tank guys? B. Rich: i met the other 2 members the Shark Tank in 2001 and also 2004, respectively. Both meetings were basically the result of going the end to see bands or playing mirrors with servants of Spanky. Both lord Grunge and Height had actually their own projects that ns was a huge fan of. We ended up being friends over the years and kept in touch, at some point putting the band with each other in 2008. We"ve tried to placed out one album each year or two because then, and also it has been a blast. TheSCOOP: and also what is following for you? any type of other tasks on the go? B. Rich: best now, I"m trying to jump on writing some follow-up material for the end For a Rip, and also working on booking part gigs across Canada in the winter. I have to really be booking gigs in the Caribbean, but, gotta strike if the iron"s hot, right? There"s additionally a new Shark Tank album that"s nearly finished, and also I"m supposed to it is in renovating mine dad’s bathroom through him - in in between rapping, of course. TheSCOOP: aside from painting and also bathroom renos, you execute a most collaboration and different tasks - even HEY KIDS!, the youngsters project. There must be other in the selection and readjust that cd driver you. B. Rich: Yeah, i seem to always have a bunch of stuff on the go. Ns guess it"s constantly been around trying to keep it interesting and also keep the creative thinking going in as countless directions as possible... HEY KIDS! is tho rockin" because that the under 3" tall crowd – we’ve got a CD and a video clip – although my involvement might be less prominent than it"s been in the past, as I"m having actually to transition focus to the existing project because that the moment. TheSCOOP: as of this interview, the video has been perceived 3,267,887 time on YouTube . What does that number represent? execute you feel any kind of pressure to monitor it up? What are your expectations? B. Rich: It"s a little overwhelming at times, and there"s clear some push to follow it increase in a large way, but it"s a fun kind of press to have. It it s okay me nice psyched that the track has resonated with world in a big way. It’s both very weird and an extremely cool. I’m trying to save the expectation to a minimum and just roll through it. I shot and take it every chance that gift itself, and also hopefully game a totality bunch of people in the process. TheSCOOP: ns saw few of your intuitive art using old barn boards and farm implements in Bella Bistro in Kingston recently. It seems to it is in both a different avenue and also consistent through what you are doing now. B. Rich: Yeah, the visual art was a yes, really enjoyable process that I"ve been trying to find time come get ago into, although ns don"t check out a many of cost-free time in the close to future. Which is cool...I"d never ever made the connection in between the art and the new rap project, but yeah, i guess both jobs are new ways that looking in ~ local background and culture. The makes complete sense. You"re really smart. TheSCOOP: thank you. I evaluate that. What space your think on gift a Canadian artist? B. Rich: ns guess I"ve never really thought of myself as a especially Canadian artist, as I"ve split my most an imaginative experiences in between here and the U.S. However as a an outcome of the video clip going viral, and the ensuing project and also touring to support it, I"m looking front to obtaining into miscellaneous that"s insanely Canadian and seeing what comes of it. TheSCOOP: when I check out the comments under the video clip on YouTube, people, no matter where castle are, Sudbury, Moose Jaw or Halifax, determine with the song and also the video. The song is, in a sense, Canadiana, in the same vein together Stompin’ Tom and also Bob and Doug Mackenzie, the FUBAR films and also that Joe Canadian commercial indigenous a few years back. B. Rich: Hosers unite! Yeah, seems like it really struck a chord with tiny town Canada... Everybody to know a "buddy" the they associate with few of the aspects of the video. TheSCOOP: Okay, the should around do it. Any type of final thoughts? B.

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