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R.A. the Rugged Man – “Gotta Be Dope” Ft. A-F-R-O & DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

R.A. the Rugged Man & A-F-R-O show off their speedy flows on “Gotta Be Dope”.

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R.A. The Rugged Man – “Who Do We Trust?” Ft. Immortal Technique

Underground hip-hop icon R.A. The Rugged Man just released his new album “All My Heroes Are Dead, and the long-awaited project has drawn universal praise from listeners around the globe.  The latest single off the album is “Who Do We Trust?“, which finds R.A. joining forces with Immortal Technique for the first time ever.  The track is a scathing indictment of the powerful forces that control the United States, calling out the violence and manipulation perpetrated by politicians, corporations, police departments, intelligence agencies, the military, and more.  Featuring sinister production by Tone Spliff, “Who Do We Trust?” marks a historic collaboration from two artists unafraid to address major issues and speak truth to power.

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R.A. The Rugged Man – “Golden Oldies” Ft. Slug Of Atmosphere, Eamon

R.A. The Rugged Man and Atmosphere are two of the most important names in underground hip-hop history.  Among the original architects of the independent hip-hop revolution, both of these iconic artists have defied the odds to thrive for decades in the ever-changing rap landscape.  Now, R.A. The Rugged Man and Slug of Atmosphere are joining forces for the first time ever to bring some much-needed joy to listeners during these trying times.  Featuring a hook by famed singer Eamon, the historic collaboration “Golden Oldies” is a feel-good trip down memory lane from two legendary emcees who are only growing more relevant with time.

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R.A. The Rugged Man Reveals Cover Art + Release Date For “All My Heroes Are Dead”

Underground hip-hop icon R.A. The Rugged Man will soon be releasing All My Heroes Are Dead, a highly-anticipated new album that stands as his best work to date.  “So many of the greats are gone, and the legends who made it out alive are cast aside,” R.A. explains. “Society left our heroes and their culture for dead. We have to dig that greatness out of its grave, and bring it back with an angry vengeance.”  The album showcases the full scope of the Rugged Man’s considerable talent, making it a powerful statement from an unforgettable artist.

Now, R.A. is revealing the cover art for All My Heroes Are Dead, plus a worldwide digital and physical release date of April 17th 2020.  The album is now available for pre-order on CD, cassette, limited-edition colored vinyl, and deluxe editions featuring exclusive products.  Check out the video for the first single “Legendary Loser” now.

Pre-Order All My Heroes Are Dead – ratheruggedman.net

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Screwball Member Hostyle Has Passed Away At The Age Of 47

Hostyle, a founding member of Queens, New York Hip-Hop group Screwball, has died. R.A. The Rugged Man, Cormega, and other collaborators of the man born Frederick Ivey have acknowledged his passing. He was reportedly 47 years old. His cause of death has not been made public at this time. With roots dating back to the 1980s, Screwball gained its greatest recognition with 2000’s Y2K: The Album. Released through Tommy Boy Records/Hydra Entertainment, the album by Hostyle, Blaq Poet, and KL boasted production by DJ Premier, Marley Marl, Godfather Don, and Pete Rock. Singles included the controversial “Who Shot Rudy?” and the celebratory “H-O-S-T-Y-L-E,” which was released as a video. Two additional group albums followed. Prince Paul Throws Together An Ill Mix Of Ice Cube, Screwball, GZA & Young MC (Audio) Hostyle also released a solo LP in 2004, One Eyed Maniac. In addition to Screwball, the LP featured R.A. The Rugged Man and Big Noyd. Hostyle also appeared on albums by Mobb Deep, Beatnuts, DJ Muggs, Molemen, and ‘Mega.

Producer/executive Mike Heron, who managed Screwball and signed them to his Hydra imprint, shared some memories of the MC.

Blaq Poet – Looking For Trouble ft Chino XL, Vinnie Paz & Spit Gemz (Audio) In 2008, KL passed away from an asthma attack. Blaq Poet would become one of the early artists on DJ Premier’s Year Round Records label. Ambrosia For Heads extends condolences to Blaq Poet, Solo, and the family, friends, and fans of Hostyle.

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R.A. the Rugged Man – “Legendary Loser” (Prod. By Psycho Les)

7 years after the release of his critically acclaimed sophomore album Legends Never Die, New York heavyweight R.A. the Rugged Man has teamed up with Psycho Les for the lead single off his upcoming album All My Heroes Are Dead dropping this spring entitled “Legendary Loser”.

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R.A. The Rugged Man Readies His 1st Album Since 2013. He Returns With Lethal Lyricism (Video)

R.A. The Rugged Man has been a standard bearer for the sometimes-repulsive yet often-witty raps since he burst on the scene in the mid-1990s, However, since Y2K, this veteran MC has grown to be so much more. His development as a lyricist was apparent on his 2013 album, Legends Never Die, and his mentoring of A-F-R-O has seen the young wordsmith mature into an exciting recording artist. While it has been six years since his last LP, the Suffolk County spitter has been busy with his podcast, The R.A. The Rugged Man Show (aka Ignorant Long Island Guy’s Podcast). Episode 8 of the series dropped in November of last year and featured filmmaker Frank Henenlotter. But make no mistake, The Rugged Man will still get grimy on the mic at the drop of a dime.

To whet fans’ appetites for his upcoming studio album, the artist formerly known as Crustified Dibbs is serving up the Western-themed video for “The Return.” This, of course, makes perfect sense considering the intro sample sounds like it was pulled right from an Ennio Morricone soundtrack. Not to mention that fact R.A. compares himself to Keith Cowboy from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five about halfway through the cut. To keep it 100, he kicks his minute-long verse in chaps, cowboy hat and boot, and a six-shooter.

He makes sure his listeners know exactly where he stands in 2019, asserting, “No relation to the corporation / Corporate station / This ain’t the 20 wack songs on radio played in rotation / Future odder than Earl and Hodgy / B*tches been sloppy / Groupie’s t*tties flopping / I’m like, ‘B*tch, cover that sh*t up like Benghazi / Hypnotist svengali / Men copy / Been cocky / Think you can top me? / Give me a baseball mitt to catch the body.” To be clear, this is not the lead single, but instead a quick loosie to remind Heads that he hasn’t lost a step.

Eligh, R.A. The Rugged Man & Eamon Chase The High Of Self-Love (Audio Premiere)

While Shroom produced “The Return,” it was recorded with The Rugged Man’s band, The Missing Channel, during a recent tour stop in Amsterdam. The visuals were directed and edited by The Jokerr, who keeps the camera moving to match the New York rhyme-slinger’s jerky hand gestures. Listen to this one at high noon…or just now.

R.A. The Rugged Man has been a standard bearer for the sometimes-repulsive yet often-witty raps since he burst on the scene in the mid-1990s, However, since Y2K, this veteran MC has grown to be so much more. His development as a lyricist was apparent on his 2013 album, Legends Never Die, and his mentoring of A-F-R-O has seen the young wordsmith mature into an exciting recording artist. While it has been six years since his last LP, the Suffolk County spitter has been busy with his podcast, The R.A. The Rugged Man Show (aka Ignorant Long Island Guy’s Podcast). Episode 8 of the series dropped in November of last year and featured filmmaker Frank Henenlotter. But make no mistake, The Rugged Man will still get grimy on the mic at the drop of a dime.

To whet fans’ appetites for his upcoming studio album, the artist formerly known as Crustified Dibbs is serving up the Western-themed video for “The Return.” This, of course, makes perfect sense considering the intro sample sounds like it was pulled right from an Ennio Morricone soundtrack. Not to mention that fact R.A. compares himself to Keith Cowboy from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five about halfway through the cut. To keep it 100, he kicks his minute-long verse in chaps, cowboy hat and boot, and a six-shooter.

He makes sure his listeners know exactly where he stands in 2019, asserting, “No relation to the corporation / Corporate station / This ain’t the 20 wack songs on radio played in rotation / Future odder than Earl and Hodgy / B*tches been sloppy / Groupie’s t*tties flopping / I’m like, ‘B*tch, cover that sh*t up like Benghazi / Hypnotist svengali / Men copy / Been cocky / Think you can top me? / Give me a baseball mitt to catch the body.” To be clear, this is not the lead single, but instead a quick loosie to remind Heads that he hasn’t lost a step.

Eligh, R.A. The Rugged Man & Eamon Chase The High Of Self-Love (Audio Premiere)

While Shroom produced “The Return,” it was recorded with The Rugged Man’s band, The Missing Channel, during a recent tour stop in Amsterdam. The visuals were directed and edited by The Jokerr, who keeps the camera moving to match the New York rhyme-slinger’s jerky hand gestures. Listen to this one at high noon…or just now.

Source: AmbrosiaForHeads.com

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