Originally Posted by Alex Riviello
I know he's gained a helluva lot of new fans after his fucking phenonmenal verse in Uncommon Valor on Jedi Mind Trick's latest, but you all have to check out RA the Rugged Man's Die, Rugged Man, Die. It's been been in constant rotation since I picked it up- he really is an amazing lyricist. I know the content of the lyrics will turn a lot of people off.... but he did it before anyone.
Plus, he's producing a new film by Frank "Basket Case" Hennenlotter. How amazing is that?
I can second that, I haven't listened to the new Jedi Mind Tricks, but Ride Rugged Man Die gets regular rotation on my ipod. His lyricism is pretty fucking great. He did a pretty cool team up with J-Live on the Wutang meets Indie Culture comp. called "Give It Up" if you're a fan of either you should check it out.
EDIT: Oops, I meant it was a team up with J-Live. The comp. is worth checking out for a few key songs, but it is kind of uneven.
2. Lyrical Swords - Ras Kass & GZA
3. Slow Blues - Vast Aire (of Cannibal Ox), Byata, Timbo King & Prodigal Sunn
4. Still Grimey - U-God, Sean Price, Prodigal Sunn & C-Rayz Walz
6. Think Differently - Casual, Tragedy Khadafi, Rock Marciano & Vordul Mega (of Cannibal Ox)
7. Informercial #1
8. Biochemical Equation - RZA & MF Doom
9. O.D.B. Tribute - DJ Noize
10. Fragments - Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
12. Street Corners - Bronze Nazareth, Soloman Childs & Byata
13. Listen - Littles, Khalid & Planet Asia
14. Infomercial #2
15. Verses - Scaramanga Shallah, La The Darkman, Ras Kass & GZA
16. Preservation - Aesop Rock & Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
17. Cars on the Interstate - C.C.F. Division (Shacronz & Freemurda)
18. Give It Up - J-Live & R.A. The Rugged Man
19. Black Dawn - Bronze Nazareth
Stand out tracks are "Give It Up", "Lyrical Swords", and "Preservation", but those are kind of obvious picks based on the artists alone.