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R.A. The Rugged Man Decodes Lyrics At Rap Genius


R.A. The Rugged Man is one of hip-hop’s most respected lyricists, but his rapid-fire flows are often misinterpreted. Recently, the Rugged Man paid a visit to the nerds at Rap Genius to set the record straight on a number of frequently misunderstood verses, including “Uncommon Valor”, “Return Of The Renaissance”, “Crazy Man”, and more.

Behind The Scenes At The "Definition Of A Rap Flow" Video Shoot


Go behind-the-scenes with exclusive footage of hip hop legend R.A. The Rugged Man‘s “Definition of a Rap Flow” video shoot, which includes appearances from Grandmaster Caz, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Chill Rob G, The Beatnuts, Dinco D, Chris Webby, Mr. Green and more.

R.A. Interviews Wes Craven (R.I.P.)


A while back I got to discuss film with the man behind Last House on the Left and A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as the commercial franchise Scream. With the recent news of Craven‘s death from brain cancer, I decided to repost the interview in his honor.

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Rugged Man Discusses West Coast Rappers + Drake


Are West Coast rappers better than NYC rappers today? Is Drake the GOAT? DubCNN recently caught up with R.A. The Rugged Man just before he hit the stage at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles. R.A. gives his thoughts on a number of topics, including the current state of HipHop on both coasts.

R.A. The Rugged Man Featured On Malik B & Mr. Green’s “Dark Streets”


As a founding member of The Roots, Phildelphia emcee Malik B has been responsible for countless classic moments in hip-hop history. Now, he is joining forces with prolific producer Mr. Green for the historic collaborative project Unpredictable. With the album set to hit stores tomorrow, the duo is dropping off the new track “Dark Streets”, featuring guest vocals from legendary rapper R.A. The Rugged Man and Danish singer Amalie Bruun. Unpredictable is now availalbe on iTunes, Amazon, or UGHH.