"Mr.Ruckman is a syllable-twisting, rhyme-scheme junkie in the process of a rise to prominence"
-Victor Krum, Drum Media
"Really wondered why I hadn't bumped into you before! Digging the name change btw. This is really razor sharp stuff - you're really cleverly getting your ideas across and in style no less. Rounding that out with some huge hooks. I'm sounding like Seal or something but hey! I'm on board"
-Steph Hughes, Triple J
"I was especially blown away by Mr.Ruckman… Fantastic! Skills and semantics and plenty of flow”
"Another highlight was watching the murder of The Tongue at the hands of up and comer Mr. Ruckman”
-Liz Galinovic, 3D World
"Mr.Ruckman commands your attention, and had the full attention of his audience to deliver a blistering act”
-Luke Warm, Wordpress.com
Shrewd emcee Mr. Ruckman has been writing and recording songs for well over a decade, toiling away in the underground for several years and generating a buzz through his passionate music and lively performances.
Mr. Ruckman has grown a lot over the last few years, from launching his debut album The Ruckman Record to a full capacity venue in mid 2012 - which saw release on iTunes and into commercial stores, to receiving radio play on Triple J. All before shedding his 'Kade MC' shell in early 2013 to become the more matured Mr. Ruckman. Soon after came his controversial concept EP The Born Again Humanist, released through the legendary label Obese Records. The record saw positive reviews with his lead single Mammoth getting several spins on Triple J. Now, 2 years since the fact, Mr. Ruckman is set to launch his new record Sooner or Later, a two-part concept piece produced by secret-weapon; Kean and featuring the first epic single: Drink.
Mr. Ruckman has performed countless captivating shows across Australia, performing with a dynamic 6-piece band including that of seductive back-up vocalist Christian Hemara and accomplished musicians. Mr. Ruckman has sparked quite a buzz and built a substantial following with his profound performances, from sharing the stage with such prominent local names as Horrorshow, Dialectrix and Gully Platoon, to supporting international heavyweights Pharoahe Monch, R.A The Rugged Man and GZA of Wu-Tang.
Aside from his music, Mr. Ruckman has also established himself as a monster lyricist in the battle scene. From headlining the 1-Outs league to battling live on FBi Radio, Kade has competed in countless battle competitions, winning two complete tournaments and copious individual battles - including his renowned win against The Tongue in 2010.
SOONER OR LATER OUT NOW!
COGNITIVE DISSONANCE OUT NOW!
SOONER OR LATER (13-Track LP) OUT NOW
Two-part concept piece Sooner or Later follows a simplistic, almost mundane approach in its concept, with each song topic focusing on a specific verb, be it abstract, ironic or just straight literal. Such limitations could be considered a creative-hinderance to an artist, but Mr. Ruckman proves the contrary with refreshingly canny results. The concept comes from a place of monotony, with Mr. Ruckman feeling as though his passion is stagnant and his life going through the motions. This project is his strive for change and something greater. Mr. Ruckman's music speaks for itself and 'Sooner or Later' is another fine fingerprint in his durable discography.
This album includes the note-worthy singles DRINK and WORK and is produced by secret-weapon Mike Kean, with the exception of track 13 produced by Jacob Giles. The record also features an array of amazing artists including lke Ruckman, Mary Ann Vanderhorst, Jace Excell, Allysha Joy, Imogen Pemberton, Smiles Again of Mind Over Matter and more. Recorded, mixed and co-produced by Mr. Ruckman himself, Sooner or Later is distributed independently under Ruckman Productions.