Rupert's alias of "Ru-Tang the Veganese Art Warrior" emerged from his involvement in Hip-Hop and formed with his continued commitment to the culture. As an MC or dancer, it is important to find some-kind of strong persona when engaging in cyphers and battles or pick an alter-ego that allows you to access different parts of your complex self.
Ru-Tang is derived from the "Wu-Tang Clan," a group of NYC based rappers who are arguably the most famous Hip-Hop ensemble, ever. The groups founding member, the RZA holds a high regard for knowledge and spirituality. Ru-Tang relates to his philosophies and adds in his own creative invention of the "Veganese Art Warrior," into the mix.
As a dance performer, Ru-Tang has performed on stage with a Tribe Called Red, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, VCC gamelan ensemble, Project Soul, SOULdiers, and Streetrich Hip Hop society. He has facilitated workshops for the YMCA, Boldskool, Sam's Dance, IndigenEYEZ, Full Circle, Power of Hope, PYE Global, and Art Starts.