Producer with 'Addiction & Mental Health Problems' Cancels Shows
Scottish musician and producer Rustie took to Twitter to announce that all upcoming shows have been canceled "due to addiction and mental health problems." The 32-year-old producer known for his lazer hip hop sound also noted that his manager would be handling any responses moving forward.
After dropping his first singles in 2007 and 2008, Rustie went on to release three albums through the independent British label Warp Records: Glass Swords (2011), Green Language (2014) and Evenifyoudontbelieve (2015). Glass Swords won The Guardian's First Album Award, and his tracks "Raptor" and "Attak feat. Danny Brown" won Best New Track awards from Pitchfork. Rustie's also well known for super successful tracks "After Light" and "Slasherr."
Two months ago, Rustie uploaded a track titled "160 Hospital Riddim" saying he was happy to be alive and had written the beat from his hospital bed. An instagram caption read, "I needa stop going so hard, diabetes is a sneaky bitch." Rustie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 15, the same year he bought his first decks.
We wish the talented musician and producer a quick recovery and commend him for being so forthcoming with fans and the community. We all need help sometimes and shouldn't be ashamed or afraid to admit it.
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