About R.A. The Rugged Man
Richard Andrew Thorburn, better known by his stage name R.A. The Rugged Man, is an American rapper from Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
R.A. signed a record deal with Jive Records at the age of 18. Since then he has worked with Mobb Deep, Smut Peddlers and Notorious BIG as well as the producers Erick Sermon, Trackmasters, DJ Quik, Alchemist, J-Zone, RZA and Ayatollah. In 2004, RA released its long-awaited debut album Die, Rugged Man, Die, which was both a critical and commercial success. The second album Legends Never Die appeared in 2013.