R.A. The Rugged Man has been fairly quiet since his release of Legends Never Die back in 2013, but he’s back with “The Greatest” featuring Marcella Puppini.
Apparently R.A. fell in love with his featured artist at first listen:
“I was in a lounge in NYC and these insane vocalists came on the radio, so I had someone Shazam it for me and the name The Puppini Sisters came up,” R.A. explains. “I researched them and found out they were one of the leading new school swing groups of the modern era.
“I thought these girls were incredible vocally, so I tracked them down when I was in the UK. Then one of my favorite producers, Mr. Green, randomly sent me a swing type of beat, and I thought it would be perfect for Marcella. So I sent it to her, she loved it, and we made the song for her upcoming solo EP.”
He describes the Mr. Green produced song, “It’s different than what people are used to from me, but I’m really proud of this one,” R.A. continued. “It’s like Film Noir mixed with hip-hop and swing. I call it Hip Hop Noir. Classy and hard at the same time”.
“The Greatest” is now available on iTunes so make sure you go cop that. What do you think of the video? Check it out below.
Quotes taken from 2dopeboyz.
R.A. Rugged, Riqbubz, and Audubon freestyle on Sway in the Morning.