Die, Rugged Man, Die

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Die, Rugged Man, Die
Studio album by R.A. the Rugged Man
Released November 16, 2004
Recorded 1999–2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 52:02
Label Nature Sounds
Producer Marc "Nigga" Nilez, Ayatollah, Koran the L.T.D., "You can ask" Giz, Cologero, Jocko, White Mandingos, Vapor World, DJ Luciano of The Beatills, Dev One, J-Zone
R.A. the Rugged Man chronology
American Lowlife
(1999)
Die, Rugged Man, Die
(2004)
Legendary Classics Volume 1
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HiphopDX (7.5/10)[1]
Rap Reviews (7.5/10)[2]
Pitchfork (7.5/10)[3]
Prefix Mag (8/10)[4]

Die, Rugged Man, Die is an East Coast rap album by rapper R.A. the Rugged Man, released in 2004.

This debut was over a decade in the making. R.A. the Rugged Man recorded his first album, Night of the Bloody Apes, for Jive Records in 1992 and American Lowlife for Priority Records in 1999. Although it is the Rugged Man's third album Die, Rugged Man, Die became the first album he released commercially. Guest appearances include Masta Killa, Killah Priest and Timbo King. The song "Black And White" features on the THQ & Volition Inc. video game Saints Row.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Lessons"   Koran the L.T.D. 3:52
2. "Casanova (Fly Guy)"   "You can ask" Giz and Cologero 3:47
3. "A Star Is Born"   Marc "Nigga" Nilez 4:25
4. "Chains" (featuring Masta Killa & Killah Priest) Ayatollah 2:49
5. "Dumb"   Marc "Nigga" Nilez 3:31
6. "On the Block"   Jocko 4:47
7. "How Low"   White Mandingos 3:31
8. "Mitch "Blood" Green (Interlude)"   Vapor World 0:32
9. "Midnight Thud"   DJ Luciano of The Beatills & Marc "Nigga" Nilez 3:40
10. "Black and White" (featuring Timbo King) Dev One 3:42
11. "Brawl"   J-Zone 3:49
12. "Die, Rugged Man, Die!"   Marc "Nigga" Nilez 4:01
13. "Pick My Gun Up (Skit)"   Marc "Nigga" Nilez 1:13
14. "Da Girlz, They Luv Me"   Marc "Nigga" Nilez 3:22
15. "Make Luv Outro/I Shoulda Never (Hidden Track)"   Ayatollah/Additional production by DJ Luciano of The Beatills 4:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Ayatollah – producer
  • Juhi Baig – stylist
  • Big Earth The Midget Face – vocals
  • Chris Bittner – engineer
  • Calogero – producer
  • Phil Cassese – vocals
  • Chris Conway – mixing
  • Eugine "Mean Gene" Crocket – executive
  • Dan the Man – engineer
  • Dev One – producer, engineer
  • Sumner Dilworth – cover photo
  • L. Dionne – vocals
  • DJ Luciano – producer, engineer
  • DJ U-vex – scratching
  • Darryl Jenifer – vocals (background), producer
  • Sacha Jenkins – producer
  • Jocko – producer
  • Marc 'Nigga' Nilez – producer
  • Michael Sarsfield – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ by J-23 (2004-11-15). "RA The Rugged Man – Die Rugged Man, Die | Read Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews & Hip Hop Album Reviews". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Feature for December 21, 2004 – RA the Rugged Man's "Die, Rugged Man, Die"". Rapreviews.com. 2004-12-21. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  3. ^ "R.A. the Rugged Man: Die Rugged Man Die | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2004-12-15. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  4. ^ Rafael Martinez (2008-04-22). "Album Review: R.A. the Rugged Man – Die, Rugged Man, Die | Prefix". Prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24.