None other than one of my high school favorites out of the Army of the Pharaohs is R.A. the Rugged Man, a very tall, extremely quick New York lyricist with some of the most peculiar word combos you can think of. I remember evolving my love for hip-hop after hearing his verse on "Mad Ammo" and never returning to anything less. That kind of raw rap I fell i nlove qith truly helped me open my palette to new tastes of music.
However far I can throw back memories, R.A. is back with new-school lyricism in his track "Definition Of A Rap Flow" that stacks up another line of credit among major emcees. While taking visual swipes at Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, and Macklemore, R.A. reminds listeners: "I'm not just the king of New York, I'm the king of the whole game." His newest album Legends Never Die features appearances from friends like Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, Hopsin, Vinnie Paz, Krizz Kaliko, Masta Ace, and more. It's available now here via Nature Sounds.
R.A. The Rugged Man controlled the director's chair for his own rambunctious and hysterical new video "Definition Of A Rap Flow". Check it out below.