R.A. The Rugged Man News

Inspectah Deck + Timbo King Join R.A. The Rugged Man On "E.K.N.Y. (Ed Koch New York)" Video

As 2020 winds down, R.A. The Rugged Man's stellar collection All My Heroes Are Dead remains a strong contender for the best hip-hop album of the year.  Now, the Rugged Man is back with another striking video off the album, this time for the throwback anthem "E.K.N.Y. (Ed Koch New York)". Featuring lyrical swordsman Inspectah Deck of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan and a hook from Wu affiliate Timbo King, "E.K.N.Y." is a compelling tribute to 1980s New York City, painting a vivid picture of the seedy environment that prevailed under former mayor Ed Koch.

Bonus: check out alternate video for the "B.K.N.Y. Mix" of the track, which features a new verse from Wu affiliate Timbo King.

R.A. The Rugged Man Reworks Controversial Lil Nas X Single "Montero"

In recent years, underground hip-hop legend R.A. The Rugged Man has surprised fans by rhyming on mainstream hits from artists like Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, and Megan Thee Stallion, proving his awe-inspiring lyricism knows no boundaries.  Now, R.A. is back with another remix, and this time it's the much-discussed single "Montero" from Lil Nas X getting the Rugged Man treatment.  The chaotic track finds R.A. denouncing the Satanic Panic that's arisen around "Montero", calling out the true evil that goes unaddressed, and generally wreaking havoc with expertly crafted flows.

Immortal Technique and R.A. The Rugged Man Deliver "Who Do We Trust?" Video

With an inauguration looming and political tensions in America at an all-time high, underground hip-hop heavyweights R.A. The Rugged Man and Immortal Technique are releasing the official video for their politically-charged single "Who Do We Trust?" off R.A.'s album All My Heroes Are Dead.  The track is a scathing indictment of the powerful forces that control the U.S., calling out the violence and manipulation perpetrated by politicians, corporations, police departments, intelligence agencies, the military, and more.  With sinister production by Tone Spliff, "Who Do We Trust?" marks an epic collaboration from two artists unafraid to address major issues and speak truth to power.

R.A. The Rugged Man Remixes Cardi B + Megan Thee Stallion's Hit Single "WAP"

R.A. The Rugged Man has been on fire lately, and he's not slowing down any time soon.  Fresh off the release of his acclaimed new album All My Heroes Are Dead and in the midst of a steady stream of incredible music videos off the project, the underground hip-hop legend is now dropping a shocking new remix.  While the hip-hop world is buzzing about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's new single "WAP", the Rugged Man is back with "Wet Ass P-Word", his take on the controversial track.  The remix finds R.A. delivering impressive verses full of uncensored explicit content, all while weighing in on current events and clowning Ben Shapiro's criticism of "WAP".  The official video for "Wet Ass P-Word" is now available on YouTube.

R.A. The Rugged Man Debuts "All Systems Go" Video

The triumphant return of R.A. The Rugged Man has been one of the most exciting hip-hop developments of 2020. The impact of the legendary emcee's widely acclaimed new album All My Heroes Are Dead continues to reverberate, as R.A. is now back with another music video off the project.  Produced by electronic music star Michal Menert (formerly of Pretty Lights), "All Systems Go" is a futuristic thrill ride anchored by whirlwind flows and awe-inspiring lyricism from the Rugged Man.  The wild music video matches the track's propulsive energy, jumping from time-travel experiments to Victorian-era serial killers, from virtual reality to Neanderthals.