When R.A. The Rugged Man dropped his first album, it seemed like he'd been around for years...and, well, he had. The Rugged Man's storied background includes early 90s collaborations with legends like Mobb Deep and The Notorious B.I.G., plus a few epic appearances on the seminal "Soundbombing" compilations. But until this 2004 masterpiece, he had never released a proper album. Thankfully, R.A. delivered "Die, Rugged Man, Die", a defiant opus that kick-started his journey from industry outcast to independent hip-hop icon.
Featuring the classic single "Chains", "Die, Rugged Man, Die" proved R.A. could deliver on a full-length album, and remains an impressive body of work. Now, the previously out-of-print collection is available again on vinyl, complete with new updated artwork.
Despite the efforts of doubters, R.A. The Rugged Man lives.
Casanova (Fly Guy)
A Star Is Born
Chains (feat. Killah Priest and Masta Killa)
On The Block
Mitch Blood Green (Interlude)
Black And White (feat. Timbo King)
Die, Rugged Man, Die!!
Pick My Gun Up (Skit)
Da Girlz, They Luv Me
Make Luv Outro