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Muck Sticky

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  • Years Active: 2000s


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A crazy mix of Sublime, Carrot Top, Kottonmouth Kings, Cheech & Chong, crunk music, and jam band style, Memphis rapper Muck Sticky aims to spread peace, love, and fun across the world, armed with a mike in one hand and his beloved bong in the other. His great-grandfather was in a gospel bluegrass quartet while his grandfather played piano for Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Charley Pride. Coming from a long line of musicians, it was no surprise the young Muck Sticky took an interest in music, beginning with classical violin lessons at the age of 10. He kept with the violin until high school drama classes and a heavy metal cover band swayed him towards comedy rock and on to comedy rap. In 2001 he quit the metal band and began recording demos. A gig as a tour merchandise representative took him on the road with hometown heroes Saliva beginning in 2003 but Muck kept recording. By taking his four-track into hotel rooms, he was able to record and release the Nifty Mervous Thrifty album in 2004 plus the Sticky Muck album in 2005, both on his own Stay Lifted label. He took a break from the road in 2006 and released Muck Sticky Wants You. A year later he released Bobolink Cove, guest starred on Lord T & Eloise's album Aristocrunk, and signed a distribution deal with the Select-O-Hits company. Because of this partnership, his party minded Muck Sticky Is My Friend became his first widely distributed album when it was released in 2008.


Muck Sticky (born Justin Osburn; 1977) is an American musician, songwriter, actor and artist. Muck Sticky has self-released thirteen albums since 2004, and was featured on the MTV series, $5 Cover.


Born in Memphis, TN, Osburn first started playing the violin at age 9. Osburn played in a metal cover band during his teens, and began trending towards comedy rock and rap. Muck quit the band in 2001 to record his own demos under the name Mervous Thrifty. In 2003, Muck became a tour merchandise representative for the band Saliva. While spending the next three years touring, he recorded his own music with a four-track that he brought on the road, setting up in hotel rooms and back lounge of the tour bus. During this time Sticky produced "The Nifty Mervous Thrifty" in 2004 and "The Sticky Muck" in 2005. By then, Sticky was becoming so busy balancing his career and working with Saliva, he chose to return to Memphis to focus on his music career. In 2006 came "Muck Sticky Wants You", which, like the other two albums, was self released. Then in 2007, while working on "Bobolink Cove" with music producer Scott Bomar (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan), he was introduced to the Phillips family at Select-O-Hits National Distribution, who now distribute 7 of Muck Sticky 13 titles under Muck's own label Stay Lifted Records, including the 2008 release, "Muck Sticky is My Friend".

Osburn was featured on the MTV series $5 Cover, which centers around the careers of singers from the Memphis, TN area. The show is produced by Craig Brewer, director and writer of the 2005 movie, Hustle & Flow.

A review described Osburn as an artist who "comes across as a backwoods midpoint between Beck and Mungo Jerry...somewhere between Slim Shady and Weird Al."

In 2006 Muck Sticky was featured on the album Aristocrunk by Lord T & Eloise. Muck Sticky also played Memphis in May in 2008 and 2009.

In 2011 Muck Sticky released his tenth album "Get This!" and was also featured in the single "Party Animal" by Taco & Da Mofos.

In April 2012, Muck Sticky released his eleventh album "Hullabaloo" and has released 10 music videos from that album.

On March 13, 2013, Muck Sticky released his twelfth album "Schnickelfritz" and has released 5 music videos from that album.

On June 14, 2013, Muck Sticky celebrated his 4,000th consecutive day of wearing pajama pants as his normal attire. A current unofficial world record.

On November 12, 2013, Muck Sticky released his thirteenth album "Fantasterrific".

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