B. Rude (2008)

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In 2008 I did a portrait session with my friends Meuwl and B. Rude of the Charleston, West Virginia-based hip-hop duo Rabble Rousers. Having recently posted a photo of Rabble Rousers, I had come across this image of the B-Rude. It had made me laugh, so I thought I’d share it. Now check out B. Rude’s current music project Dinosaur Burps and stream his new album below.

Rabble Rousers (2008)

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This photograph is from a session I did with hip-hop duo Rabble Rousers (aka B-Rude and Meuwl) in October 2008. Samuel “Meuwl” Harshbarger (right) was one of my favorite people to photograph. He was smart, funny, charismatic, immensely talented and it was easy to make good images with him. I worked with Sam a number of times between 2006 and his untimely death in 2009. This is hardly one of my favorite images of either of these gentleman, but I share it because I eventually used it as the cover image of the Rabble Rouser’s 2009 record “Tastes Like Crazy,” which you can stream or download for free below. For more images from this shoot, check out the music portraits section, where there will be even more Meuwl and B-Rude photos to come.