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R.A. The Rugged Man: ‘Kendrick is Not a Top Five Lyricist’

Rapper R.A. The Rugged Man sat down with VladTV exclusively to speak about the state of hip-hop and some of the major differences between mainstream hip-hop music. The New York native disagrees with the majority of people who find today’s rap music less than sub-par. He says there’s plenty of disappointing acts out, but each era comes with artists who aren’t to an individual’s liking. He does point out that commercial rappers aren’t making impactful music.

   

He gives rappers like J. Cole props for his lyrical ability, but says that Kendrick Lamar isn’t at the top of his list. R.A. believes underground artists like King Los have presented the game with better lyrical flows.

Rugged Man points out that many record labels want to push out hip-hop music but only to their liking. He makes Pitbull’s smash hit, “Timber” featuring Kesha as an example.