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4Trackmind (Surf Records)
Upward (Surf Records)
Higher (Stray Records)
Basementality (Crush Entertainment)
We Are Dynamic And People Like Us (recording now)


'Lazarus' (forthcoming)

Of course, there's always new music up on our Myspace page...

I also have an IMEEM page where you can hear some more Mudkids Music and some of my influences. There are also DJ mixes I made on the page.

Download 'Higher'...



Indianapolis' MUDKIDS have been leading the independent hip-hop scene in the Midwest for a decade-plus. MUDKIDS have released four albums, independently and are currently in the studio finishing their fifth, 'We Are Dynamic And People Like Us'. Elp-Mass and Rusty met years ago at a local hip-hop night in a reggae club, that ended up becoming a jazz club. MUDKIDS are jazz cats; they have never catered to trends and whims, they are determined to refine and perfect their craft and have maintained a consistency over the last decade most hip-hop bands would envy. This is a band that hits the stage two men strong and plays like there are twenty. The live show is a celebration, a joyous affair. Finally ready to step into a bigger world after years of working the underground scene, MUDKIDS have returned better than ever with 'We Are Dynamic And People Like Us'. The new material from 'We Are Dynamic...' is getting great feedback. Lead single, 'Love' will have you singing the chorus by the second time it comes around in the song, while Rusty expounds on the many qualities and quirks of the 'L' word. The MUDKIDS have expanded their sound in the last few years, with Rusty bringing a new sense of Soul and Elp-Mass providing a whole new range of emotion, sound, and tempo. 'Swim' from 'We Are Dynamic...' is a great example of that. It is also a great example of how the band's sound has grown with each release. Everyone who hears 'Swim' for the first time asks 'Who is that?', even those that have been watching the Band for years. It is truly an 'original' in every sense of the word. DJ Helicon joining the group in '05 solidified what was already being recognized as one of the better live hip-hop shows in the Midwest. The interplay and chemistry between Rusty and Helicon has become undeniably charismatic and energetic. Combine all this with aggressive online promotion (Rusty has shot online-videos for five songs for the new album. See them at, the urge to always be ahead of the curve, and the need in hip-hop for substance and 'reality' and you might be looking at a breakout independent hip-hop band. The MUDKIDS are Dynamic and People Like Them. Watch for them in your city.