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Chains by R.A. the Rugged Man

"Keep on knowin' what you know; end up in chains."

Artwork for Die, Rugged Man, Die by R.A. the Rugged Man

I realized a few days back that I didn’t have much East Coast hip-hop on here, so I thought I should contribute something. R.A. the Rugged Man was the first thing that came to mind, he caught my attention when I started listening to Jedi Mind, Apathy, Celph Titled and all the other locally known East Coast underground acts. I was introduced to him by one of Jedi Mind Tricks’s songs, “Uncommon Valor”, where he spits faster than an M-16 (it’s about the Vietnam war). R.A. is one of the fastest flow-ers (not flowers) coming from N.Y. with some phonetically fresh phrasing to back it up. “Chains” is a good example, but probably not the best (i’ll post that soon enough). Check it out and tell me if you’re just as impressed…

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Artist Information:
Genre: Hip-Hop
Hometown: Suffolk County, New York
Also Known as: R.A. Thorburn
Label: Nature Sounds Records
Albums: Die, Rugged Man, Die | Legendary Classics, Vol. 1
Similar Artists: Jedi Mind Tricks | Apathy | Crustified Dibbs | Non Phixion | Celph Titled
Links: MySpace | Wikipedia | Twitter | Facebook | | iLike | Y! Music | AllMusic

Track Information:
Album: Die, Rugged Man, Die
Release Date: November 16, 2004
Featuring: Masta Killa & Killah Priest
Lyrics: MetroLyrics (watch out for the pop-ups)
Buy Links: Amazon | Amazon Mp3 | iTunes