R.A. The Rugged Man News

R.A. The Rugged Man Unveils "Gotta Be Dope" Video Featuring A-F-R-O + DJ Jazzy Jeff

R.A. The Rugged Man's new album All My Heroes Are Dead has drawn widespread praise as his best work to date, and now he's back with another music video off the project. Featuring scratches by the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, "Gotta Be Dope" finds R.A. trading awe-inspiring verses with young rap phenom A-F-R-O over triumphant production. The Rugged Man and his protege deliver rapid-fire flows and stunning lyrical pyrotechnics on the track, transforming into literal robotic superheroes for the video (directed by The Jokerr). All My Heroes Are Dead is now available at physical and digital worldwide.

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R.A. The Rugged Man Releases "All My Heroes Are Dead"

After years of anticipation, R.A. The Rugged Man is back with All My Heroes Are Dead a new album that stands as his best work to date. "So many of the greats are gone, and the legends who made it out alive are cast aside," R.A. says. "Society left our heroes and their culture for dead. We have to dig that greatness out of its grave, and bring it back with an angry vengeance." Now available worldwide, All My Heroes Are Dead features an all-star cast of hip-hop heavyweights, including Chuck D of Public Enemy, Ghostface Killah, Immortal Technique, Ice-T, Brand Nubian, Vinnie Paz, M.O.P., Kool G Rap, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Inspectah Deck, A-F-R-O, Chris Rivers, Onyx, Chino XL, Masta Killa, and more. To celebrate the release, R.A. is also unveiling the official music video for the frenetic opening track "The Introduction".

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R.A. The Rugged Man Reveals "All My Heroes Are Dead" Tracklist

With his highly-anticipated new album All My Heroes Are Dead set for release on April 27th 2020, R.A. The Rugged Man is now unveiling the project's official tracklist. The album features a staggering number of high-profile guests, including appearances from Chuck D of Public Enemy, Ghostface Killah, Immortal Technique, Ice-T, Brand Nubian, Vinnie Paz, M.O.P., Kool G Rap, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Inspectah Deck, A-F-R-O, Chris Rivers, Onyx, Chino XL, Masta Killa, and more. "I got so many of my idols and artists who I highly respect come through for me, I’m so blessed," R.A. explains. "Some of the greatest hip-hop artists and groups of all time, all on my shit. This album is a dream for me." All My Heroes Are Dead is now available for pre-order.

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R.A. The Rugged Man Drops "Wondering (How To Believe)" Music Video

"Wondering (How To Believe)" Available Now: https://naturesoundsmusic.com/legendaryloser/

As anticipation for his long-awaited new album All My Heroes Are Dead continues to build, independent hip-hop icon R.A. The Rugged Man is now debuting the latest video off the project. While the first single "Legendary Loser" was a wild ride showcasing R.A.'s outlandish personality and breathtaking lyricism, "Wondering (How To Believe)" is a completely different but equally compelling offering, demonstrating the Rugged Man's remarkable artistic range. Featuring singer David Myles, the song is a heartfelt display of vivid, powerful storytelling, addressing abuse, addiction, and loss. The official music video captures the track’s poignant content perfectly, depicting gripping narratives of troubled high school students along with R.A.’s own family tragedies. The video also features noteworthy actors James Paxton (son of Bill Paxton) and Robert Burke, a veteran of TV and movies recently seen in BlacKkKlansman. Produced by Canadian hip-hop veteran Classified, "Wondering (How To Believe)" wrestles with the harsh realities of life while championing the natural desire to persevere and maintain hope. Set for release on April 17th 2020, All My Heroes Are Dead is now available for pre-order.

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R.A. The Rugged Man Announces Album + Debuts "Legendary Loser" Music Video

"Legendary Loser" Available Now: https://naturesoundsmusic.com/legendaryloser/

After years of anticipation, R.A. The Rugged Man is announcing All My Heroes Are Dead, a new album dropping this spring. He’s also unveiling “Legendary Loser”, the first official single and music video from the album. Produced by Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, "Legendary Loser" is an empowering anthem outlining R.A.'s remarkable life story while showcasing his outlandish personality and undeniably impressive lyricism. The music video finds the Rugged Man mocking rappers of this era, transforming into an overgrown baby, driving a flying car, leading a dance troupe, and much more. Check it out now, and stay tuned for details on All My Heroes Are Dead coming soon.

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