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Letting the Ugly Out w/ Rugged N Raw
Posted by Administrator at Monday, November 12th, 2007 at 7:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

When an MC hits the stage wearing a button down shirt, tie and suspenders it tends to grab one’s attention. That's exactly what first made me take notice of Rugged N Raw last month when I saw him perform at a local club in NYC. I'd quickly find that the man also has some seriously nice skills on the mic. A native New Yorker, Rugged N Raw has been working extensively with DJ Static, a man most known for laying down beats for the likes of Talib Kweli and Rakim, and last year released Another Level, an album that's been described as simultaneously witty and lyrically tight. This week I caught up with Rugged N Raw to find out more about his music, his unique style, and what it means to "let the ugly out."

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