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! - The Hive: Missin (RS)
MISSIN is a name that may well be missing from your vocabulary at the moment, but this is a fact that's indelibly and undeniably set to change over the course of the next 12 months, as one of the most promising producers of a new generation sets out to make his mark on the electronic music scene. His recent releases have seen him level up in a significant way with impactful sonics put out on ground-breaking labels including INVISIBLE< METHLAB, and the fresh DIVIDID imprint. With interest peaking from other weighty labels as his name is increasingly whispered in the strobe-lit corners of raves across Europe, and as his intense and considered upcoming audio slugs are passed between performers, 2019 is set to be a break out year for this prolific and gifted young producer.