Saturday, April 18, 2020

R.A. The Rugged Man "All My Heroes Are Dead" (Album Stream)


Nature Sounds put their foot in this album description, I can't say it more accurate than this: "R.A. The Rugged Man is one of the most fascinating figures in hip-hop history. The Rugged Man has been an up-and-coming star, an industry outcast banished and forgotten, an underground cult hero, an independent success story, and an influential master of the art form. He can obliterate rappers with ferocious battle rhymes, craft heartfelt personal songs fans can relate to, offend sensitive listeners with shocking vulgarity, challenge corrupt politicians and corporations, paint pictures with captivating storytelling, and deliver jaw-dropping flows that prove his lyrical skills are unmatched. Now, R.A. is back with All My Heroes Are Dead, a brand 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 highly-anticipated album showcases the full scope of the Rugged Man’s considerable talent, making it a powerful statement from an unforgettable artist." These are sentiments I shared on his 2013 LP, Legends Never Die. He really showed me a lot on that project, so I'm very much looking forward to this follow-up. Listen below...