Pop’s Rap

We once had the pleasure of talking to R.A the Rugged Man’s dad on the phone, back when we were pestering one of our favourite rappers and NY hotel-room sharers on Fat Lace deadline day. He passed away recently, hence us upping this video of RA courtesy of artofrhyme. Some nice show footage interspersed with an interview with Staff Sgt. John A. Thorburn. RA dropped a killer verse about his Dad’s experiences in Vietnam on Jedi Mind Tricks’ ‘Uncommon Valor’, so peep that too. RIP.


5 Responses to "Pop’s Rap"
  1. Reply Shawster March 30, 2010 12:28 pm

    I’ve always thought R.A.’s verse on Uncommon Valor was one of the finest verses ever. It’s simply breathtaking.

  2. Reply Johnny Depth March 31, 2010 05:55 am

    One of the greatest rappers alive. This just confirms it.

  3. Reply brian beck from wiscompton March 31, 2010 15:02 pm

    Has anybody ever chopped R.A’s verse out of this mess? It doesn’t seem right that such greatness by R.A is prefixed by Vinnie fucking Paz.

  4. Reply Mr Bozack March 31, 2010 17:13 pm

    What’s that Black Market Militia tune R.A’s on? His verse on that is ridiculous n all.

  5. Reply Johnny Depth April 1, 2010 07:30 am

    What Brian said. It’s amazing that Vinnie has been part of some really great posse cuts, because he’s a one-trick-pony and it’s not even a good trick.

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