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R.A. The Rugged Man | Takin' Mines
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By   |  30 April 2013 18:32 pm  |  
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After just one listen to Legends Never Die, you get a very accurate portrait of R.A.’s current position in life in a few ways. Of course you can just admire the album artwork in awe and fill in the blanks, if any are left. But for the full experience of a story about a man who’s struggled, won, and fights to preserve the art of Hip-Hop, you’re going to need to allot about 52 minutes with some Conan the Barbarian strength speakers. That said, go ahead and hit the jump to read our review for Legends Never Die in its entirety – SoundCloud album stream inclued.


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By   |  30 April 2013 4:30 am  |   Releases
By   |  24 April 2013 11:32 am  |  Audio Audio

You might want to sit down before you hit play on this one.


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By   |  26 March 2013 12:57 pm  |  Audio Audio

If you had to get a feature on a track spitting truth on the Hip-Hop game, Talib Kweli should be at the top of your list. Hear the combination with R.A. The Rugged Man on his latest single.


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By   |  21 February 2013 18:22 pm  |  Audio Audio

Today we get the first listen of R.A. The Rugged Man‘s upcoming second solo album, Legends Never Die, with “The People’s Champ.” Over a tickling boom bap sound bed — complete with a juxtaposing choir — the Long Island lyricist delivers typically rapid verses, which, like always, requires more than a few playbacks. Oh, and that guy behind the beat? Just some dude name Apathy.



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Greg Grease – “Forward”



If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.


  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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