Legends Never Die

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  • Summary: The first album in nine years for the New York rapper includes guest appearance from Brother Ali, Amalie Bruun, Eamon, Hopsin, Krizz Kaliko, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Sadat X, Tech N9ne, and Vinnie Paz.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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  1. 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. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2014
    10
    R.A. the Rugged Man has always released great work, and this album is no exception. He is able to capture so many different emotions on thisR.A. the Rugged Man has always released great work, and this album is no exception. He is able to capture so many different emotions on this record; I found myself tearing up during some songs, and bangin' my head to others. This album and R.A. the Rugged Man overall represent independent underground hip-hop with creative freedom. It is an album for true fans of hip-hop, as every song is great and fits with the other songs on the record. Overall, I love every song in its own way.

    Lyrics: 9/10
    Flow & Delivery: 10/10
    Production & Beats: 10/10
    Featured Artists: 9/10
    Themes: 9/10
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  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. Expand
  4. 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. Collapse