R.A. The Rugged Man, Vinnie Paz & Sadat X Honor Sam Peckinpah In Style (Video)
In addition to his knowledge of Hip-Hop, R.A. The Rugged Man is a boxing enthusiast and huge film buff. On his 2013 acclaimed LP Legends Never Die, R.A. linked with frequent collaborator Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks) and Brand Nubian’s Sadat X for “Sam Peckinpah.”
For those who might not know, Peckinpah directed some ’60s and ’70s film classics like The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, and The Getaway. His films were ruthless, bloody, and seemed to often show an ill side of the world where nothing was safe or sacred. R.A.’s kicked some of those same themes in his records of the last 20 years. It’s particularly cool that Sadat was called in for the chorus, as the New Rochelle MC was a big part of R.A.’s album (as Crustified Dibbs) that Jive Records never released—which also featured Buckwild, Mobb Deep, and The Notorious B.I.G. The video makes fun of video/music elitists, and has visuals just as raw as you might expect.