Legendary Classics Volume 1
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Though he never really got much mainstream recognition, RA the Rugged Man is an underground icon, known mostly for his over-the-top dirtbag style and a extended history of urban-legend exploits. Kind of like a white ODB or a proto-Eminem, his rhymes, flow, and overall appearance are centered primarily on what a crazy screw-up he is. But there's more to it than that. In spite of his homeless-guy fashion sense and sordid reputation, he's actually a great MC, very adept at constructing complicated, multi-layered verses that are simultaneously funny, disturbing, and smart. This collection, released by NY-centric indie Nature Sounds, compiles 17 tracks from his solo releases as well as collaborations with a wide variety of acts, stretching all the way back to the early ‘90s. They're not all spectacular, but the good ones are definitely top-shelf. Don't miss the riveting "Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story," featuring Jedi Mind Tricks, "Who's Dat Guy" with Havoc, and the self-explanatory music- industry expose "Every Record Label Sucks D**k."
Ra's verse on Jedi minds uncommon valor a Vietnam story is one of the sickest verses I have ever heard true story telling hip hop I stay listening to it
Long live the crustified dibbs
Yo r.a. Is definitely one of the illest lyricist I've ever heard, that's real. He's going platinum, quadruple and big time.
this man is a beast
this cd was impossible to get on the release date. i know almost all the songs. im waiting for it to come in the mail
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs By R.A. the Rugged Man
||ExplicitUncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story||Servants In Heaven, Kings In Hell||4:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitHolla-Loo-Yuh (feat. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)||Legends Never Die||3:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLearn Truth (feat. Talib Kweli)||Legends Never Die||3:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Dangerous Three (feat. Brother Ali & Masta Ace)||Legends Never Die||3:58||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitUncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story||Legendary Classics Volume 1||4:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNosebleed Feat. R.A. the Rugged Man||Season of the Assassin||3:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDefinition of a Rap Flow (Albee 3000) [feat. Amalie Bruun]||Legends Never Die||3:29||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSuper||Natural Selection, Vol. 2||3:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChains feat. Masta Killa and Killah Priest||Die Rugged Man Die||2:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe People's Champ||Legends Never Die||3:53||$1.29||View In iTunes|