Rugged N Raw featuring M. Josephine Album: Anomaly Book 1
Produced by GIMJ
This is the 2nd video from Rugged N Raw off the Anomaly Book 1 album. Directed by Iron Wolves Productions (Mitchell Espinoza, Ronald Aragon & Yasser Lanzas) Produced by GIMJ.
This song was inspired by the events taking place in 1979 with the Etan Patz story. I first heard about this story when I was very, very young and I never forgot it. Just wanted to bring the awareness. http://www.missingkids.com has more info on missing and exploited children everywhere. All children deserve a fair chance at a full and prosperous life.
Happy March party people! Wanted to share this with you. I made the front cover of WaxWire magazine, courtesy of Stamp The Band. Check out this awesome interview here! http://stamptheband.com/waxwire/solo
Good day folks!! Hope everyone is doin well. As promised on Monday’s show, I wanted to give y’all a throwback song that I still get a lot of love for. It’s called “Chip In Half.” It’s all about women paying half on the first date. It’s funny, but I’m just sayin!! Here is the link. Enjoy! http://www.reverbnation.com/ruggednraw/song/16131916-chip-in-half
Rugged N Raw: Man Of The Hour
by JEREMIAH on JANUARY 25, 2013
“To keep it absolutely 100 with you I have to admit that ya boy meenAfresH has been caught slippin’! I got this email from Rugged N Raw yesterday about “Man Of The Hour” and didn’t even realize that Rugged N Raw dropped a project, Anomaly Book One, back in September. After banging the Certified fresH “Man Of The Hour” several times I now absolutely have to cop the project. This could be my cut of the week, Rugged N Raw is fucking ill with it and I’m embarrassed that I was caught sleeping. Check the cut below and just try to tell me it doesn’t hit. You can cop Anomaly Book One now via all major digital retailers including iTunes, do it.”
Happy New Year to all. Hope everyone is doing well this winter season. I haven’t been performing much lately, and I apologize. Best way to make up for it is to actually give you a great show. However, I am well aware that these temperatures are’t very encouraging for people to step outside. No worries, I am bringing entertainment to you!! February 4th at 9PM, I will be doing a 30 minute Cyber Concert on StageIt.com. There is a suggested donation of $5 but feel free to contribute what you can. I will have some special guests. Hasan Salaam, Trevor McCollum & PhaseOne will be making short guest appearances in the set. Looking forward to having you all present. The link for the show is http://www.stageit.com/ruggednraw/cyber_concert_1/18493
If you need something to tide you over until then, I have a short set on Real Deal Radio this Saturday at 3pm. For those of you who are going to catch both, I will make the sets differ just a little bit. I will also be shooting two music videos in February, so things will be very, very busy!! Thanks to all for your patience. I’m not one to ramble, so the actions will do the talking. Enjoy the rest of your week!!
Secondly, I added a couple of new things to my website, www.ruggednraw.com. There is now a blog section, with two blogs written thus far, and a music player on the right side of the site. So far, there are four songs off Anomaly Book 1 on there as well as other classic RNR material. Speaking of the album, it went up to #17 on Amazon charts for East Coast hip hop last week. Let’s keep it going, y’all!
Lastly, I wanna send my thoughts and prayers to those everywhere who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, whether it was your home, job or someone you know. Stay strong as best you can.
Hey people. Here goes blog #2. As many of you across the country know, NYC canceled the marathon this year. Much controversy surrounded it, as the vast majority of people felt it would not be right to have the event occur so soon after Hurricane Sandy. A few cried for the show to go on. All week long I was definitely against having it on November 4th, and today I still stand by that, as the resources that would have been allocated to that can go to those who were greatly affected by the wrath of Mother Nature. However, I believe there should instead have been a postponement, and swifter decision making. Yesterday, I was walking through Central Park and I saw the finish line. Now, though I enjoy running, I will never participate in a marathon. Still, I know what it feels like to prepare for something for a long time and it either gets canceled or doesn’t go the way I hoped it would. Just as I finished taking a picture on my phone, there was a runner around who shook her head in utter disappointment. We talked for a few seconds. She is a native New Yorker, but has been living in Florida for a few years, coming back for this. Her problem wasn’t with there not being a marathon that day as opposed to how poorly this all was handled. Still, you can see the disappointment on her face. No matter how young or old we are, human beings are susceptible to this. I definitely felt bad for her, as well as everyone else who trained so hard and disciplined themselves to complete this grueling mission that few people have the courage to attempt. Mayor Bloomberg is a total idiot. We all knew this storm was coming and took it serious enough to suspend MTA service as well as New Jersey Transit. Therefore, the marathon could have been pushed back and most people would be happy with this… (you can’t please everybody) I say a two week postponement would have been fair. I think he just wanted to keep getting that tourist dollar as long as he could. Hell, even some hotels were kicking people seeking refuge out of the rooms just to accommodate the runners, which is cold. It was easy to villify the marathon itself, but the runners can’t be blamed for feeling disappointment. I would bet the majority totally understood and accepted the decision for no marathon on November 4th. However, it is time for elected leaders to act like it and have the people’s best interest in mind. Once again, thanks for reading. Feel free to give me your feedback. If i missed anything, let me know. I just didn’t want to turn this into a novel…. which maybe one day I will dive into. The next blog will be a lot more light hearted. I will probably talk about food, like I usually do!!
Election time is often filled with bold statements and empty promises. While the races for president, governor, mayor senators, etc. are highly publicized, there is a large constituency of people who have no faith in our government and feel voting serves no purpose. While I understand that sentiment, this doesn’t mean we should yield our right to be heard. Some of you might be rolling your eyes when you read this, but hear me out. It seems as if Big Brother is becoming more of the norm in our lives and, slowly but surely, basic rights of speech and privacy are being unfairly compromised. Voting can not be taken away from us anytime soon. I am also aware that Romney’s son owns voting machines and the chance of rigging the election is very realistic. However, we can not forget that many people died and were sent to jail for the rights of black people and women to vote. For all our continued struggles now, people can’t begin to fathom the hell those before us have went through just to give us an opportunity that was never presented decades ago. Not only do we owe it to ourselves, but we also owe it to our predecessors.
This is not an endorsement for any particular candidate. Hell, I am not sold on either Romney or Obama. They are just slick talking politicians. People that are best suited to be president don’t want to be president because they are too busy actually helping people. Instead of these rich people donating millions to a campaign, put that money towards the men, women and children who truly need it, the struggling families who need to make miracles to provide. I know they won’t do that though, because, for them, vanity and appearing to spearhead improvement in the USA is better than actually rolling up their sleeves and doing the dirty work. I am proud to say that I was a part of a monthly food and clothing drive where we directly helped people in need, and none of us needed to be an elected official to make it happen. The rich only care to help the rich get richer. There are many lesser known candidates that you can lend your support to. The common stance on that is “you’re wasting your vote” or “then the Republicans will win.” No vote is a wasted vote. If you think your aunt is the best person for the job, write her name in. Don’t restrict yourself. Despite what the media waves in front of us, this does not have to be a two-party system. It only is if we allow it to be. Don’t give up with being heard. The minute we do is when our basic rights will be taken, and that is when everyone will cry to get them back. So, I will be voting this election day, with no regrets and as always with a slight sense of accomplishment. Thank you very much for reading. I am definitely interested in your feedback, whether you agree or disagree. My goal with this piece is not to throw politics on anyone, as I have not endorsed anyone except for your voice.