Few artists are ever as controversial as they are influential. New York legend R.A. the Rugged Man has lived up to such a moniker by simultaneously inspiring generations of rappers while being banned from every major record label’s offices and even barred from performing during the late-90s underground explosion. But by combining the authenticity of his undeniably rugged life with his undisputed mic skills and understanding of the genre as a Hip-Hop historian, his music has both survived and thrived, setting a standard for “Real MCs” that few have ever attempted to match. Collaborator The Notorious B.I.G. was once quoted in reference to R.A. by stating “And I thought I was the illest.”Main HallHiphop
Cancelled! - Takida + The Wild! - What About Tour? 2020
Robert Pettersson, Tomas Wallin, Mattias Larsson, Chris Rehn and Kristoffer Söderström are the brilliant masterminds who form one of the largest bands ever to be conceived in Sweden - tAKiDA. Since their debut “Make You Breathe” in 2006, they managed to establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with and one of the biggest rock acts in Scandinavia.