Wow. This is some of the best spittery this year, period. Gift Of Gab, A-F-R-O, and R.A. The Rugged Man are clearly just showing off here and as well they should. There are better bars on here than you can find on some entire albums! Really ill. But man, R.A.’s climatic third verse simply just takes the cake…I left listening to this track with nothing but shear admiration.
I have always loved R.A. The Rugged Man but as the years have gone by I feel like he has just gotten better and more polished. A consummate emcee. This track is produced by Apathy who has been on a tear lately (see the Demigodz album review). R.A. The Rugged Man showcases his dojo which includes every fight style imaginable, including, but not limited to, Watermelon Slicing and fighting with chainsaws. All standard fair. Legends Never Die is going to drop on April 30th and we are going to want to be looking out for that.
I’ll rip out your windshield and shit on your dashboard
Alright, here we are at the final installment of this month’s Friday Feature with illMEASURED. If you missed out, just backtrack and check out what this man has to offer hip hop fans. But as the old adage goes, we saved the best for last for our readers. illMEASURED produces an absolute monster for emcees Lam & Grins. Not only that but you see who joins that duo on the mic…none other than R.A. The Rugged Man. And that feature may draw you in, but this beat by our featured artist keeps you there. The dark bass line and the guitar licks, accompanied by the expert chopping up the MOP sample make sure that this joint bangs in your system for a while.
Make sure you keep in tune to what this man it doing. Email him for a beat for your project. Follow him on Twitter. Like his Facebook Page. Big things are afoot.