Skeezy fucker, R.A. the Rugged Man was a staple of mine during the mid to late 90’s. Releasing raw, filthy shit sporadically for two decades now, countless legal issues and mental health problems (both of which I’m glad to hear he overcame).
His latest album “Legends Never Die” is fairly horrible. Bland uninteresting production, bullshit ‘technical’ rhyming with no soul. To me, it’s the sound of a rapper trying to make money.
I told him this, and he promptly blocked me on Twitter.
Now, I wasn’t throwing shade for no reason (yes, I said it), but I loved R.A. and his crazy as fuck music, and it pains me to hear the fucking Garageband Studio™ bullshit he’s putting out now. And I find it even more distressing that he seems to believe in it.
So for old time’s sake, here’s a verse taken from “Sandman Exclusive All-Star Freestyle” titled “Hated By Everyone Freestyle”.
Listen to those authentic MPC beats, the bullshit nonsense spouted by R.A., and the whole vibe. It’s fucking great. Remember him for what he was, not what he became.
R.A. the Rugged Man – Hated By Everyone Freestyle