R.A. The Rugged Man returns to Dublin's Sugar Club on November 20, alongside his prodigy, AFRO, in as part of their All Flows Reach Out tour.
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 off the strength of bootlegs and word of mouth through high profile collaborations and high quality official releases, setting a standard for “Real MCs” that few have ever attempted to match. Frequent collaborator The Notorious B.I.G. was once quoted in reference to R.A. by stating “And I thought I was the illest.”
After years of being banned, forgotten and left behind, he released his album, Legends Never Die in 2014, featuring the likes of Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli and more. Watch the video for 'Learn Truth', ft. Talib Kweli.
Teenage freestyle prodigy James Dutierrez, aka AFRO supports, having been taken on and mentored by R.A. Check out his incredible flow.
Tickets cost €20 from Sugar Club. Doors open at 8pm.