Legends Never Die

Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. May 24, 2013
    80
    With the exception of a few fillers, Legends Never Die is a truly compelling entry in the two-decade discography of R.A. the Rugged Man.
  2. May 24, 2013
    80
    When producers like Mr. Green, Apathy, and Buckwild come up with fresh, funky ideas, R.A. responds with excellence, and sometimes a J-Zone-sized sense of humor.
  3. May 24, 2013
    80
    Overall, it’s an album embedded with enough humor, knowledge, and obscure Hip Hop references that will force listeners to keep this one in rotation.
  4. May 24, 2013
    80
    For fans of RA The Rugged Man, this is essential. For fans of early Eminem, this is essential. For everybody else, if you can ignore the swearing and appreciate the intricacies of RA's rhyming, you'll undoubtedly enjoy this because at least 80% of this record is straight up dope hip hop.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 24, 2013
    8
    The Rugged Man shines on this long awaited release. Fans of underground hip-hop have long been enthralled by his larger than life persona andThe Rugged Man shines on this long awaited release. Fans of underground hip-hop have long been enthralled by his larger than life persona and take no attitude. Dude is a LYRICAL BEAST. High quality production features from Talib Kweli, Tech N9ne, Vinnie Paz, Brother Ali, & more prove that the Rugged Man is alive and well. Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2014
    10
    Wow, any fan of anything even close to hip hop needs to get this album. R.A. The Rugged Man delivers in so many aspects on Legends Never Die.Wow, any fan of anything even close to hip hop needs to get this album. R.A. The Rugged Man delivers in so many aspects on Legends Never Die. Emotionally, lyrically, humorously and brutally, R.A. proves he is one of the true kings of the genre. Excellent and diverse production sets a great backdrop for R.A. and many great guests to murder their verses on. I honestly believe any fan of music will find some kind of merit here, and any fan of hip hop will be blown away. Full Review »
  3. Mar 13, 2015
    8
    If this is a rebirth for R.A. The Rugged Man's career it is a promising one. The veteran creates a gripping persona through his rhymes, doingIf this is a rebirth for R.A. The Rugged Man's career it is a promising one. The veteran creates a gripping persona through his rhymes, doing so with such technique that staying tuned is no great effort. Having said that, the album is held back by a handful of filler tracks and awful hooks. Nevertheless, this is an interesting and enjoyable project featuring memorable samples and guest appearances. Full Review »