With his new album Legends Never Die in stores now, R.A. The Rugged Man is back in the spotlight, and a number of prominent peers have been singing his praises. Most recently, Strange Music don Tech N9ne sat down to reflect on the Rugged Man’s otherworldly lyrical skills and the success of the R.A./Tech collaboration “Holla-Loo-Yuh” off Legends Never Die. “A lot of people can’t even handle his lyricism,” says Tech. “Listen to his verse on ‘Holla-Loo-Yuh.’ He just murdered it. He’s the type of MC who says, ‘I can do this and you can’t’.”
R.A. The Rugged Man‘s upcoming album Legends Never Die includes some of the most anticipated collaborations of the legendary rapper’s career, including “The Dangerous Three” featuring Brother Ali and Masta Ace. In a new video, producer Mr. Green puts together the beat for “The Dangerous Three,” and R.A. takes fans inside the studio session for the recording of the track.
A few days after his historic R.A. The Rugged Man collaboration “Learn Truth” hit the internet, Talib Kweli is offering a little more insight on the relationship between the two underground hip-hop icons and former Rawkus labelmates. In a new interview, Kweli unexpectedly compares R.A. to Kanye West, speaking on the Rugged Man’s versatility, his influential legacy, and the lessons he’s taught Kweli. In addition, “Learn Truth” producer Mr. Green speaks on R.A.’s feared status, even among the top rung of today’s emcees (Black Thought of The Roots included).
With his highly-anticipated new album Legends Never Die set to hit stores on April 30th, legendary rapper R.A. The Rugged Man is back in the spotlight. Recently Hopsin and his Funk Volume compatriots Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, and DJ Hoppa met up with the Rugged Man and spoke on his influence. “This guy’s a legend. I get excited meeting the people I grew up l listening to,” says Benton. “He’s basically one of my biggest influences,” adds Hoppa. Hopsin and R.A. also spoke on “Underground Hits”, their “crazy, wild, raw” collaboration off Legends Never Die, and touched on the internet haters who think the legend and the new school star shouldn’t work together.
In the latest edition of his MTV web series Film School, R.A. The Rugged Man goes on location on Hollywood Boulevard and disses pretty much everyone on the Walk of Fame, harasses Superman, and gets flipped off by Jason.