R.A. The Rugged Man recently released his “Definition Of A Rap Flow” music video, and now he’s inviting fans to showcase their own rap flows in an exciting new contest. Enter for a chance to win $500 cash, a free beat produced by Mr. Green and mixed by Chris Conway, and a 7-inch vinyl single of your music pressed up by Nature Sounds. Judges include R.A., Talib Kweli, Locksmith, Murs, Vinnie Paz, Tonedeff, Twiztid, Rittz, and Jean Grae. Complete rules and entry details here.
Back in the 90s, R.A. the Rugged Man was loved by his hip-hop peers for his craft and ability, but was hated and feared by the music industry. Banned from record label offices, recording studios, and even from performing in the U.S., the Rugged Man was truly shut out. Recently, Wu-Tang rapper Method Man recalled this era, including the time Def Jam refused to let him work with R.A. on a collaboration.
The Rugged Man returns with the rambunctious new video for “Definition Of A Rap Flow,” featuring a hook from Danish singer Amalie Bruun and cameos from Grandmaster Caz, Sadat X, Chill Rob G, Beatnuts, Chris Webby, and more. Legends Never Die in stores now.
Camp Lo and Ski Beatz discuss their creative process and give a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the upcoming Camp Lo album on Nature Sounds, entirely produced by Ski.