R.A THE RUGGED MAN
19:30, Thu 17th Oct 2019
Parish Events presents.. R.A. The Rugged Man Official Page
Plus Special Guests....
Thursday 17th October 2019
The Parish, Huddersfield
Doors 7.30pm // £15 advance // 14+ with adults
Tickets available from SEE / Vinyl Tap Records, Crash Records, Jumbo Records & Parishpub.co.uk.
Few artists are ever as controversial as they are influential. New York legend R.A. the Rugged Man has lived up to such a moniker by simultaneously inspiring generations of rappers while being banned from every major record label’s offices and even barred from performing during the late-90s underground explosion. But by combining the authenticity of his undeniably rugged life with his undisputed mic skills and understanding of the genre as a Hip-Hop historian, his music has both survived and thrived, setting a standard for “Real MCs” that few have ever attempted to match. Collaborator The Notorious B.I.G. was once quoted in reference to R.A. by stating “And I thought I was the illest.”
Many of these classics were later released and remastered on both his 2004 debut Die Rugged Man, Die! and his 2009 Legendary Classics compilation. Legendary Classics included “Uncommon Valor”, his collaboration with Jedi Mind Tricks that earned R.A. the prestigious “Hip-Hop Quotable” by The Source magazine. R.A. has also been acclaimed for his non-rap writing, regularly contributing to Vibe, Complex and Mass Appeal magazine as well as landing a book deal with Testify books. R.A. is also the screenwriter and producer of the cult film Bad Biology and is working on his directorial debut; a documentary based on the life of his father Staff Sgt. John A Thorburn.