Not every talented lyricist gets a fair shake. Sadly, that’s a real situation in Hip-Hop, as some MCs’ see their careers take unforeseen routes for a range of reasons. R.A. The Rugged Man, being one of the many rappers to experience the ups and downs of the industry, spoke on that and more during a recent appearance on The Combat Jack Show.
For those who don’t know, R.A. is deeply entrenched in the game and his career dates back to the late 80s, when business was getting lucrative. He’s rubbed elbows with the likes of Biz Markie, Method Man, The Notorious B.I.G. and more.
On the flip side, the Long Island native speaks on how wild and abrasive he was in his younger days. Hear all of this and more in the full episode of The Combat Jack Show. Also hit the following page to hear a new track by Richard Allen and Talib Kweli, titled “Learn Truth,” that’s scheduled to appear on his forthcoming album Legends Never Die.
Crustified Dibbs breaks down why Eminem took his spot, why he jerked Attorney Reggie Osse out of $10,000, the time the Notorious B.I.G. smacked the schitt out of his man, how it was nothing for him to grow up with murderers and killers in his home, how he went from being the most wanted emcee to no one returning his calls, who at Jive Records is a Fuckyberg, how minor leagues money is better than the major leagues and why he remains one of the most respected lyricists in the game.