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R.A. The Rugged Man
12 June, 2013 3:24 am

Despite only having two albums to his credit, R.A. The Rugged Man is a legend in every sense of the word. Hardly over-exposed, Rugged Man’s past antics have included getting dropped from his label in the 90′s (as Crustified Dibbs) due to “violent & disgusting behavior”, submitting a song to Jive called “Every Record Label [cont.]

29 May, 2013 6:23 am

R.A. The Rugged Man is currently on tour supporting his critically acclaimed new album Legends Never Die, and after a recent stop in Germany, R.A. caught up with DLTLLY for an in-depth video interview. In the clip, R.A. speaks on his tenure with major labels Jive and Priority, explaining that (contrary to industry rumor) neither [cont.]

9 May, 2013 5:52 am

In this episode of “ILL TIME” we caught up with hardcore emcee and low-key R&B fanatic R.A. The Rugged Man to learn more about his compilation album “R.A. the Rugged Man’s R&B Hits.”

2 May, 2013 7:41 am

The lyrical duo that brought you classic collaborations like “Uncommon Valor” and “Nosebleed” returns with “Sam Peckinpah”, this time featuring Sadat X of Brand Nubian. Off R.A. The Rugged Man’s new album Legends Never Die, now in stores everywhere.

30 April, 2013 3:08 am

R.A. The Rugged Man and Talib Kweli are two of the most legendary lyricists of the modern era, and they made the dreams of hip hop fans worldwide come true with their recently-released “Learn Truth”. Video directed by Clay Patrick McBride. Song produced by Mr. Green. Edited by Brood Baby. “Learn Truth” is off Legends [cont.]

27 April, 2013 7:21 am

R.A. The Rugged Man links up with Hopsin for a track off his new album “Legends Never Die.” Album hits stores on April 30th, and also features appearances from Tech N9ne, Brother Ali, Talib Kweli, Krizz Kaliko, Masta Ace, Sadat X, Vinnie Paz, Eamon, and more.

24 April, 2013 12:08 pm

Legendary lyricist R.A. The Rugged Man links up with Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko of Strange Music for a historic collaboration off R.A.’s new album Legends Never Die. Track produced by C-Lance.

16 April, 2013 5:06 am

R.A. The Rugged Man takes fans inside a recent studio session alongside producer Mr. Green, working on the new collaboration “The Dangerous Three” featuring Brother Ali and Masta Ace. “The Dangerous Three” will be featured on R.A.’s new album “Legends Never Die,” in stores April 30th 2013.

10 April, 2013 2:53 pm

R.A. The Rugged Man presents the first official video off his new album Legends Never Die. “The People’s Champ” is produced by Apathy and features an intro from Rampage. Legends Never Die hits stores on April 30th, and features appearances from Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Brother Ali, Talib Kweli, Krizz Kaliko, Masta Ace, Sadat X, Vinnie [cont.]

3 April, 2013 3:20 am

R.A. The Rugged Man reveals the cover artwork and tracklist from his upcoming Nature Sounds release (April 30), featuring guest shots from Amalie Bruun, Talib Kweli, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Brother Ali, Masta Ace, Hopsin, Sadat X, Vinnie Paz, Block McCloud, and more. 1. Still Diggin Wit Buck 2. The People’s Champ 3. Definition Of [cont.]

27 March, 2013 8:59 am

R.A. The Rugged Man presents the latest taste off his new album Legends Never Die. “Learn Truth” is the historic first-ever collaboration between R.A. and his former Rawkus labelmate Talib Kweli. “Legends Never Die” in stores April 30th 2013. Below that, check out an in-depth interview with R.A. on The Combat Jack Show, where they [cont.]

23 March, 2013 7:48 am

Out Da Box Radio is features an in-depth interview with acclaimed Long Island Emcee “R.A. The Rugged Man”. They chat with R.A. for quite a while on a number of topics, including getting his start in the music biz, becoming friends with The Notorious B.I.G., overcoming mental illness, and growing up in Long Island as [cont.]

22 March, 2013 8:37 am

New-school icon Hopsin meets legendary underground rapper R.A. The Rugged Man in this behind-the-scenes interview after a recent concert. In the clip, Hopsin and his Funk Volume cohorts Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, and DJ Hoppa speak on the Rugged Man’s influence, an upcoming collaboration between Hop and R.A., internet haters, and more. R.A. The [cont.]

27 February, 2013 8:33 am

Brood Baby presents “Lesson of the Day” a new web series featuring hip-hop history lessons and personal rap stories from legendary hip-hop artist & journalist, R.A. The Rugged Man. Episode 02 analyzes the rap culture of the early 90s and its obsession with violent lyrics and threats directed at the most hated group of the [cont.]

21 February, 2013 2:00 pm

R.A. The Rugged Man presents the first single off his new album “Legends Never Die,” in stores everywhere on April 30th 2013. Track produced by Apathy with intro by Rampage.

20 February, 2013 2:19 am

Fans have been waiting since 2005 for a new studio album from underground hip-hop icon R.A. The Rugged Man, and now they know when they’ll be getting it. In a new video, the Rugged Man announces the details on the album, titled Legends Never Die, including the April 30th release date. R.A. also reveals the [cont.]

9 February, 2013 7:22 am

R.A. The Rugged Man writes: SADAT X asked me to hop on this bugged out bizarre-ass joint with him and THIRSTIN HOWL for his new WINE CONNOISSEURS album he did with WILL TELL. We met up at WILL TELL’s little basement studio in BROOKLYN and laid down the track and vocals on some bugged out [cont.]

31 January, 2013 2:48 am

The artists behind three of the most anticipated albums coming this year on Nature Sounds join forces for the posse cut “Thelonius King”. Limited edition 7-inch vinyl of “Thelonius King” coming in time for Record Store Day this April, check out the info on all three albums below. Durag Dynasty 360 Waves – March 16th [cont.]

24 January, 2013 6:55 am

Brood Baby presents “Lesson of the Day” a new web series featuring hip-hop history lessons and personal rap stories from legendary hip-hop artist & journalist, R.A. the Rugged Man. The first episode dissects Big Daddy Kane’s unsung and under-appreciated third album, Taste of Chocolate [1990 / Warner Bros]. The album, unlike Kane’s first two classic [cont.]

16 January, 2013 10:23 pm

Rugged Man visits the home of San Firstenberg, director of the American Ninja series ,Breaking 2: Electric Boogaloo, and other late night HBO classics.

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