Let the Record Show – the crate-dug interview series in which artists discuss their favorite songs of all time as the tracks spin on vinyl – is back with its “Socially Distant Series” of video-conferenced episodes. Episode 43 features cult legend of underground hip-hop, R.A. The Rugged Man.
Having just released his new album “All My Heroes Are Dead” on Nature Sounds Entertainment, R.A. picks a series of his all time favorite songs from some of his rap heroes that are no longer with us. From Big L to Apache to The Educated Rapper to Heavy D, Rugged Man and the Let the Record Show crew dig through a series of both well-known hits and little heard obscurities of rap history. Toward the end of the episode, R.A. also speaks on his classic tribute to his father’s time in Vietnam on “Uncommon Valor” with Jedi Mind Tricks and drops hints about an upcoming collaborative album with another artist coming in the future.
This marks R.A.’s second appearance on Let the Record Show, first appearing in 2017 alongside A-F-R-O on the third episode of the show. This Show marks the 43rd episode in the series and the eighth episode of Season 4.