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R.A. The Rugged Man
28 March, 2014 3:00 am

Let the #WrekWednesday rampage begin! First song to get the remix treatment is “Floating Away” off Wrek’s The War Within debut album featuring Jarren Benton and R.A. The Rugged Man. Floating Away (Remix) (Feat. Jarren Benton & R.A. The Rugged Man) by Wrekonize

25 February, 2014 9:29 pm

Locksmith and R.A. the Rugged Man release visuals to their recent collaboration off Lock’s up coming album A Thousand Cuts. Directed by Brian Storm & Locksmith.

18 February, 2014 9:15 pm

Locksmith and R.A. The Rugged Man just dropped a super-lyrical new track called House Of Games 2, off Locksmith’s upcoming album A Thousand Cuts.

4 February, 2014 10:53 am

R.A. The Rugged Man returns with “Still Get Through The Day,” the powerful new single off his latest album “Legends Never Die,” featuring a chorus from multi-platinum singer Eamon. A heartbreaking true story depicting the loss of R.A.’s handicapped siblings and the struggle within his family. Directed by Douglas Quill, beat by Ayatollah.

29 January, 2014 2:07 pm

PosseTV recently caught up with R.A. The Rugged Man to discuss his latest album Legends Never Die, as well as a number of other topics. In the interview, R.A. explains the frequent comparisons drawn between him and Eminem, the reasons Jive loved vulgar rapper Too $hort but couldn’t stand the Rugged Man’s raunchy subject matter, [cont.]

29 January, 2014 6:51 am

R.A. The Rugged Man flirts with Ann Coulter, gives rap advice to host Dana Perino, and threatens to beat up Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes during a recent appearance on Fox News’s “Red Eye.”

14 January, 2014 3:47 pm

Rapper R.A. the Rugged Man shares his thoughts on rappers promoting the Illuminati with imagery in their music videos and clothing, which he says is just a trend that doesn’t amount to anything. He adds that the people promoting such imagery aren’t a part of a secret society, claiming “they’re nothing.” Rugged man then explains [cont.]

15 November, 2013 10:54 pm

While on a recent tour stop in Atlanta, R.A. The Rugged Man caught up with Dead End Hip Hop for an in-depth interview. After discussing the origins of the his recent collaboration “The Dangerous Three” with Brother Ali and Masta Ace (13:22) and detailing his upcoming work with Rakim (21:17), R.A. gives a candid assessment [cont.]

24 October, 2013 4:15 am

With his critically-acclaimed new album “Legends Never Die” now in stores everywhere, R.A. The Rugged Man releases the video for “Sam Peckinpah”, featuring Vinnie Paz and Sadat X. Directed by Michael M. Bilandic and Johnny Zito.

18 October, 2013 6:50 pm

R.A. stops by Sirius XM’s Sway In The Morning show to discuss the controversial track “Make You Famous” off his new album Legends Never Die.

17 October, 2013 8:44 am

Long Island rapper R.A. the Rugged Man shares his thoughts on Lord Jamar’s recent comments on white rappers being guests in hip-hop, revealing where he stands on the subject. Rugged Man also explains how white rappers must prove themselves in the industry, comparing the situation to Elvis and rock and roll.

16 October, 2013 5:58 pm

R.A. The Rugged Man has never shied away from controversy, whether in his music or his political views. Recently, R.A. sat down with The Young Turks to discuss politics, his career, free speech, racism, and more. Speaking with former MSNBC and Current TV contributor Cent Uygur, R.A. explains his controversial track “Shoot Me In The [cont.]

4 September, 2013 11:38 pm

R.A. The Rugged Man’s acclaimed new album Legends Never Die finds the legendary rapper linking up with a number of high-profile peers, including Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli, Hopsin, Vinnie Paz, and Krizz Kaliko. One of the most talked-about collaborations on the album is “The Dangerous Three,” featuring both Brother Ali and Masta Ace. Now, R.A. [cont.]

16 August, 2013 9:24 am

Nardwuar interviews R.A. The Rugged Man at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver, BC Canada.

8 August, 2013 7:19 am

A sneak peak of the exclusive bonus track “It’s Gone”, off R.A. The Rugged Man’s limited-edition cassette tape for “Legends Never Die.”

1 August, 2013 11:25 am

R.A. The Rugged Man’s wild past has become a part of hip-hop lore, with countless rumors circulating about just how outrageous R.A.’s behavior was back in the 90s. In a new interview, the Rugged Man sheds some light these wild times. It all began with a nine-label bidding war for R.A.’s services back in the [cont.]

25 July, 2013 3:35 am

The Rugged Man recruits Hopsin and Jarren Benton of Funk Volume to rework “Underground Hits,” off R.A.’s new album Legends Never Die. Featuring a new beat from Mr. Green, plus Duck Down’s Ruste Juxx on the chorus.

17 July, 2013 3:46 pm

To celebrate his new album, Legends Never Die, R.A. The Rugged Man is now announcing a limited-edition Agent Orange-colored cassette tape containing the entire album plus the previously-unreleased bonus track “It’s Gone”. R.A.’s father Staff Sgt. John A. Thorburn was infamously exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, causing two of the Rugged Man’s siblings to [cont.]

19 June, 2013 6:50 am

Fresh off the release of his acclaimed new album Legends Never Die, R.A. The Rugged Man is unveiling the most highly-anticipated video off the project. “Holla-Loo-Yuh” features two iconic emcees uniting, as R.A. is joined by Tech N9ne, with fellow Strange Music emcee Krizz Kaliko on the hook. While R.A. and Tech have run in [cont.]

12 June, 2013 6:11 am

R.A. The Rugged Man may have a thriving independent career in 2013, but back in the 90s his outlandish behavior left him blackballed by the industry, with rumors flying about his out-of-control conduct. In a new interview with Backspin TV, R.A. confirms that one of those rumors is actually true. “In Long Island there were [cont.]

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