Friday, July 30, 2010

The "legend to little weird white kids"

"People say I'm a disgrace to the human race
I love overweight women when they sit on my face"

R.A. The Rugged Man. Seriously, how can you not love the guy.

If you've found us, you've heard the stories & you already know that "every record label sucks diiiiick".

What you might not know is that R.A. used to drop jew-elz for the now defunct "Mass Appeal" magazine. Here are some of the educational pieces he authored & accompanying pics resurrected today for your reading pleasure. I scanned 'em a while ago so don't have issue #s or anything other info, all I can tell you is that they came from a couple different issues. Grab all of 'em here.

I also got a couple of his radio appearances for your edification. The first one I came across at and it's Prince Paul's satellite radio jam, "Da Ill Out Show". R.A. is there for most of the 2-hour show themed around songs of love & hate. Get it:

Ill Out Show Pt. 1

Ill Out Show Pt. 2

R.A. also made a long appearance on DJ Eclipse's Rap Is Outta Control show in November 09 that is well worth a listen.

Go pick up "Legendary Classics Vol. 1" and support an American Lowlife.

Fresh Rips Pt. 7 - Dr. Dekay

Dr. Dekay – This Time Around

Tape 1
Side A
Lyrical Fluctuation f/ Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Mr. Complex & Shabaam Sahdeeq – Jigmastas
The Hustle f/ Pete Rock – Slum Village
Don’t Talk About It – Ed O.G.
All Rise – El Da Sensei
Yeah f/ Punch & Words – Network Reps
Doin’ Ya – Basement Khemist
Respiration (Flyin’ High Remix) f/ Black Thought – Black Star
Pure Hell f/ What?What? & Pumpkinhead – Bad Seed

Side B
Never Minded – Oldworldisorder
Watch Deez f/ Eminem & Thirstin Howl III – DJ Spinna
So I – Frankenstein & Choclair
The Nicest – I.G. Off & Hazadus
Hardcore – Neek The Exotic & Large Professor
A Part Of My Life – Freddie Foxxx
Sun, Moon & Stars – The High & Mighty
International Connects (Remix) – Mike Zoot & El Da Sensei

Tape 2
Side A
Mind Cruise – Natural Resource
Motion 2000 – Polyrhythm Addicts
Violatin’ – Count Bass D
Overnight Success – Foreign Legion
Bear Arms – Pumpkinhead
In Your Town – Arsonists
Live It Up – Natural Elements
Never Too Much – J-Treds
Flagrant (Revisited) – Choclair
3:00 AM Interlude – James & Leo

Side B
Time Zone f/ Apani B. Fly Emcee & Talib Kweli – DJ Spinna
Connections – Godfather Don
I’m The King – Royce Da 5’9”
Questions – K-Otix
1986 (Remix) f/ The Roots – Rasheed & Ill Advised
Nobody – Consequence, Mike Zoot, F.T. & Shabaam Sahdeeq
Visine – Maestro
Relax, Relate, Release – Eddie Brock

Covers & tape scans here