R.A. The Rugged Man’s Bad Biology

Art Of Rhyme got a chance to interview R.A. The Rugged Man recently. Bad Biology is still fresh on his mind but he finds the time to share his insights on the funniest way to beat up fans and why Mariah Carey’s impact on the music industry is so significant. Link (via Spine Magazine)

Excerpt #1:

Will there be a soundtrack for Bad Biology?

R.A. the Rugged Man: We already did the soundtrack. Jedi Mind Tricks did a song, I put Kool G Rap and Smooth Da Hustler on a joint together, Shabazz the Disciple and Hell Razah from Sunz of Man, Killah Priest and Reef the Lost Cauze did a song together with 60 Second Assassin. Killah Priest annihilated his verse on it. Atmosphere, which we’re not really considered the same but Slug is a real good dude. I found out and we just did a song I co-produced with my producer Niles. Slug just did a song with the lead actress in the movie who is a singer. She sang this really sexy chorus. When I heard it I was playing it for Hip Hop heads. It’s like an acoustic guitar type joint. It was for a scene where she’s picking up this guy so it couldn’t be no gangsta Hip Hop, it had to be some laid back stuff. When I played it I was wondering who I could put on it. A couple a people told me Slug would hit this shit.

So I threw it their way. It’s a song about relationships and it’s not the kind of record you would associate me with, but I think that’s what makes it cool. Ras Kass has a song on there. The album is just full of really dope rappers. I might cheat a little bit and do a couple new songs that aren’t in the movie. Do a couple of brand new songs just to throw on it. I was talking to Masta Ace and Sean Price about doing a song together and Buckwild was going to do the beat. I had handed in the movie for the Berlin market and I ran out of time, so I didn’t get that song done and it won’t be in the movie but I’m thinking maybe well make the song anyway and cheat. Look at American Gangster. Those songs on Jay-Z’s albums aren’t even in the movie. If I throw three or four extra banging Hip Hop tracks on there I think we can cheat a little bit.

Excerpt #2:

Let’s talk about Bernard Hopkins. This guy proved himself a million times over and they are still talking shit about him. He’s like one of the greatest boxers of our era and they’ll still hate. Fuck off, I don’t give a shit about what anybody else says. We live in a world where fucking Mariah Carey has more number one hits than the Beatles. She just broke the record for the most number one hits in history and that’s the type world we live in. So I really don’t care about pop culture. James Glickenhaus is the one that pointed it out to me yesterday. He said, “today is a black day in the music industry because Mariah Carey beat out the Beatles in record breaking number one hits”. I’m like, “Ahh man stupid fucking whore bag from Long Island”. I know like twenty cock sucking bitches just like her.