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R.A. The Rugged Man February 25, 2008

Posted by The Rish-Dizzle in hip-hop.
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This dude is one crazy mofo. Both mentally and the skills he has on the mic. )R.A. is a hip-hop artist who has one of the best flows I’ve ever heard from a rapper. Some of his tracks have literally left me with my jaw dropped. I’m going to share a few now with you that will no doubt give you the same reaction. People may be slightly familiar with him after he did a track with The Notorious B.I.G which was aptly titled “The Cunt Renaissance” and featured lines from R.A. such as “I’ll rip your cunts out with spoons”…yep, one crazy mofo. His claim to fame is that when Biggie was asked what he thought of R.A. during an interview, he simply responded with “I thought I was the illest”.

The first track I’m gonna share with you is called “Lessons” from his first and currently only album titled “Die, Rugged Man, Die”. This track is just an introduction to him where he spits about his life and the current state of his career, along with his brushes with fame including meeting the Neptunes before they blew up, chilling with Mobb Deep and witnessing Biggie break a toilet in a studio while “boning a bitch in the bathroom“:

R.A. the Rugged Man – Lessons
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This track is from the same album and features two other artists. The beat comes from a producer called Ayatollah and is great. R.A’s verse starts at 53 seconds so if you don’t want to listen to the whole track, you owe it to yourself just to check out his verse:

R.A. the Rugged Man – Chains
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And finally, this track is from an album which featured the Wu-Tang Clan members collaborating with various artists and is the one that left me with my jaw dropped to the lowest level. His flow is quite simply insane, and once again, even if you aren’t a fan of hip-hop, you will no doubt appreciate his rhythm and complex internal rhymes:

J-Live and R.A. The Rugged Man – Give It Up
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