R.A. The Rugged Man is known for his live performance antics, but Hip Hop Kemp 2013 was extreme even by his standards. R.A. has been on a European tour this month, promoting his new album Legends Never Die. A few days after the Royal Arena Festival in Switzerland, the Rugged Man was jumping around on stage at a show in Germany when he broke a bone in his foot. R.A. was told to postpone the rest of his European tour and cancel his appearance at the world-famous Hip Hop Kemp festival in the Czech Republic.
Never one to listen to doctor’s orders (or anyone’s orders, for that matter), the Rugged Man ignored the advice and performed anyways. Alternating between being pushed around the stage in a wheelchair and standing on his only good foot, the one-legged rapper whipped the crowd into a frenzy that topped that of any other performance at the festival (other performers included Kendrick Lamar, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, Murs, El-P, and more). Near the end of the performance, R.A. shockingly threw his wheelchair into the crowd as he began to perform the track “Shoot Me In The Head”. Luckily, no audience injuries have been reported at this time.