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.