Legends Never Die

Legends Never Die

by R.A. the Rugged Man

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Overview

After throwing props the way of Biz Markie and Dr. Dre's classic album The Chronic, Long Island rapper R.A. the Rugged Man offers his headline bio "I'm just a white boy born into what blacks invented/But I'm the baddest!," and with the funkiest of flows. If he mentioned an exciting mixing of Twista's speed, De La Soul's D.A.I.S.Y. Age attitude, and the modern swagger of the Tech N9ne-driven underground, that would be the headline review of this sophomore release, Legends Never Die, which follows his debut, Die, Rugged Man, Die, by eight-plus years. That's criminal, because when producers like Mr. Green, Apathy, and Buckwild come up with fresh, funky ideas, R.A. responds with excellence, and sometimes a J-Zone-sized sense of humor (check "Luv to Fuck" for Talib Kweli and Redd Foxx's genetics being spliced together, right before your ears). Start with the underground grinder "Sam Peckinpah," where Vinnie Paz and Sadat X spill some guts cross the floor, or jump right for "Definition of a Rap Flow (Albee 3000)," a biographical knockout with an infectious hook to boot.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/2013
Label: Nature Sounds
UPC: 0822720715923
catalogNumber: 159
Rank: 34097

Album Credits

Performance Credits

R.A. the Rugged Man   Primary Artist
Rampage   Vocals
Block McCloud   Vocals
DJ Kwestion   scratching
Big Earth The Midget Face   Vocals
Ruste Juxx   Vocals
Marc Niles   Background Vocals
Mike Cash   Bass
Brian Lindgren   Viola
Amalie Bruun   Vocals
D-REC   scratching
Zack Zizzo   Guitar
Tom Thum   Beat Box
Michele Joo A.K.A. Sis On Strings   Violin
Jussi Jaakola   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Jessie Jayne Clancy   Background Vocals
Jack Kellerman   Vocals
Irish Steve   Vocals
Human Beatbox Bub   Beat Box
George Vargas   Vocals
Erika Smith   Vocals
Benj Heard   Background Vocals
Amanda A-Lust   Vocals
Alyssa Marie   Vocals

Technical Credits

Matt Wyatt   Artwork
R.A. the Rugged Man   Arranger,Executive Producer
Ayatollah   Producer
Buckwild   Producer
Marco Polo   Producer
Green   Producer
Mikal Blue   Engineer
Dan Tobiason   Engineer
Shuko   Producer
Devin Horwitz   Executive Producer
Vherbal   Producer
Will Tell   Producer
Tekst   Arranger,Engineer,Instrumentation
Marc Niles   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Chris Conway   Engineer
Mike Cash   Arranger,Instrumentation
C-Lance   Producer
Jussi Jaakola   Producer
Jack Kellerman   Engineer
Dev-I   Producer
Benj Heard   Engineer

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