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Legends Never Die

R.A. The Rugged Man Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 30, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: INGROOVES
  • ASIN: B00BX8ML1Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,910 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Still Diggin Wit Buck
2. The People's Champ
3. Definition Of A Rap Flow (ft. Amalie Bruun)
4. Learn Truth (ft. Talib Kweli)
5. Bang Boogie
6. Tom Thum
7. Holla-Loo-Yuh (ft. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)
8. Media Midgets
9. Shoot Me In The Head
10. Legends Never Die (Daddy's Halo)
11. The Dangerous Three (ft. Brother Ali & Masta Ace)
12. Luv To Fuk (ft. Eamon)
13. Underground Hitz (ft. Hopsin)
14. Laugh, Clown, Laugh
15. Sam Pecknpah (ft. Vinnie Paz & Sadat X)
16. Outro
17. Still Get Through The Day (ft. Eamon)
18. Bonus: Make You Famous (ft. Block McCloud)

Editorial Reviews

This record is the much anticipated follow-up to the Long Island, New York rapper's critically acclaimed 2004 album: Die, Rugged Man, Die. It features Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, Hopsin, and Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks). RA the Rugged Man will be an opening act for the Mobb Deep Reunion Tour in May.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Hip Hop Masterpiece. April 30, 2013
Format:Audio CD
It's finally here. Legends Never Die is finally here. It's not everyday we get to hear new material from R.A. the Rugged Man. It's been 9 years since his last full length album "Die, Rugged Man, Die" was released, and 4 years since his label put out a compilation album. R.A. tends to stays out of the spotlight, and for good reason. R.A. is truly a rugged man. He doesn't give a **** about today's world of Hip Hop, and his embarrassment and disgust is expressed periodically throughout his new release. The long-awaited sophomore album from the deservingly self proclaimed legend is dope. There is no doubt that R.A. the Rugged Man can rap his ass off. Some may dislike his music, but there is no denying his ability to obliterate the mic. Legends Never Die only further solidifies his position as one of the all time greats and the last of a dying breed in Hip Hop. From start to finish, Legends Never Die never leaves you bored. In the past critics have pointed out poor production, lazy rhymes and too much filler as deep flaws in R.A.'s work, Legends Never Die shows none of this. This release only brings the best of Rugged Man and his ability to kick any style he wants to the table. Who else can have Hopsin and Tech N9ne on the same album as Masta Ace, Talib Kweli and Vinnie Paz? It's quite remarkable what R.A. shows that he can do with this release. Let's take a deeper look at Legends Never Die track by track:

1. Still Diggin' Wit' Buck [prod. Buckwild]:

R.A. opens Legends Never Die with one of the best beats I've heard in a while. Buckwild's production on this joint reminds me of the Harlem Renaissance. While R.A.'s rhymes on this one are fairly simple, they're also to the point. I'm a legend. This is real Hip Hop.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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4.0 out of 5 stars 8/10 - Good June 3, 2013
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Nine years after his debut album Die, Rugged Man, Die, R.A. The Rugged Man has returned with his sophomore effort, Legends Never Die. I have yet to hear his debut so I went into this based off of what I've heard from his guest appearances. Because I didn't know how he was as a songwriter I found myself pleasantly surprised at how good this album really is. Now nothing that's found on here is groundbreaking or mind-blowing, but there's something about R.A.'s confidence on the mic that makes him a joy to listen to.

Majority of the album is R.A. talking about Hip Hop, the mainstream, the media, and R.A. just spitting rhymes. However, there's the occasional song that breaks away from what could be considered the norm on here. Track four, "Learn Truth", has R.A. and Talib Kweli talking about the corrupt world we live in today. Track ten, "Legends Never Die (Daddy's Halo)", has R.A. talking about his deceased father. And track seventeen, "Still Get Through The Day", has R.A. discussing the hardships that anyone can encounter in life.

These heartfelt moments are what help keep this album grounded. The main attraction, of course, is R.A.'s witty wordplay and comedic lyrics, but after listening to this album it's clear that even someone like R.A. understands that it's not all fun and games. These brief moments of humanity make it easier to appreciate these songs because the album isn't filled with them. He wants you to have fun while listening to this, but he always want you to understand that life is serious too.

As I said, the main attraction is R.A.'s wordplay and lyricism and I meant it. From start to finish this man does not let up for the entire 57 minutes. His flow never stops and he's constantly stringing rhymes together in ways that made my jaw drop on occasion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hip Hop April 30, 2013
By pjomega
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Wow, what an album. As a huge RA fan, Im used to his albums having classic tracks, but overall falling short, with too many fillers, whack beats, and whack cameos. This is surprisingly a complete album, beginning to end. RA showcases his talents, and really shows why he is one of the greats.

top 5 songs....Peoples Champ, Definition of a Rap Flow, Daddys Halo, Bang Boogie, Media Midgets
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5.0 out of 5 stars dooooooooooope March 3, 2014
By thepole
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This effin album blew my tits away. The lyrical skillfulness of r.a. is unparalleled to any other rapper. If you don't have this yet then get wit it man..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Hip Hop February 14, 2014
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R.A. has hit a home run with this album. Its refreshing to hear an artist, while sticking to their roots, put out a piece of work that can take you back to what real hip hop is and yet still be inviting to the new generation of music lovers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rugged man slays all February 10, 2014
By Luke
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This is one of the best albums of 2013. The lyricism cannot be touched by 98% of really good mc's and the beats are on point. If you're into hard-core hip hop, you need this album. 10/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album of the Year September 17, 2013
By Michael
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This is the best album of 2013, the lyrics are raw and the features don't hurt the album at all. R.A. The Rugged Man delivers a true hip-hop album definitely stands out from other rap albums being released now "you other rappers I'm going to obliterate". The album is dedicated to his father that passed away and he has a few songs dedicated to him but that does not take away how great this album is. If you want a true hip-hop album that is recent than this is definitely one that should be bought.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I can say I wanted to like this but for some reason the songs felt old...
Let me start by say I was not a true R.A. fan. After reading several reviews I decided I wanted to take a chance and download this project. Read more
Published 2 hours ago by M. Strong
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit or miss, but some great songs on here
This is the first album by Rugged Man I have, and so far I really like it.

A bit hit or miss on some of the songs, but the good ones are freaking GREAT.
Published 6 days ago by D. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars True masters of ceremony
Hit. Grab this. If you are a true conisuer add this to your collection. Well done well said. Hip hop is not dead, it it was some of you lames couldn't stand the smell.
Published 20 days ago by Rashid K. Sykes
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
It's a decent album meaning that you can listen to it from start to finish without skipping any of the tracks.
Published 22 days ago by Cliff Borel
5.0 out of 5 stars The best from one of the best
Rugged Man is a lyrical ninja, and you just can't do what he does. Feels like raw underground street-style, but at the same time feels pretty polished and like a lot of work went... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mendoza
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw prose and smooth flows...individual hip hop on the outskirts of...
RA Rugged Man is a blast of old school hip hop (Keith Murray, Common before he lost his sense, Biggie back when he was Small. etc.. Read more
Published 2 months ago by D. Kearns
3.0 out of 5 stars Biased Review
I'm giving it 3 stars because i listened through the album once, and it just didn't capture me. The song with Vinnie (prob my fav rapper) was just typical Lance beat that's just... Read more
Published 2 months ago by viktor
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn Truth.
This certainly is the truth and those familiar with Rugged Man have seen his career take odd twist and turns throughout and having said that, his work on this album is genius and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Rummer
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite album of 2013
Definition of a Rap Flow hooked me- look it up on youtube, and then you too will buy this album. And not be sorry. :)
Published 3 months ago by Beth
5.0 out of 5 stars He beats his last every time
RA has always been one of the best artist out there. He stays true the most underground main stream rapper there is. Can rhyme like 15 words in one sentence and it all makes sence.
Published 6 months ago by Jason. Graves
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