Die, Rugged Man, Die

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Die, Rugged Man, Die
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2004
GenreHip hop
LabelNature Sounds/ EMPIRE
ProducerMarc "Nigga" Nilez, Ayatollah, Koran the L.T.D., "You can ask" Giz, Cologero, Jocko, White Mandingos, Vapor World, DJ Luciano of The Beatills, Dev One, J-Zone
R.A. the Rugged Man chronology
American Lowlife
Die, Rugged Man, Die
Legendary Classics Volume 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Pitchfork Media(7.5/10)[3]
Prefix Mag(8/10)[4]

Die, Rugged Man, Die is the debut studio album by American rapper R.A. the Rugged Man. It was released on November 16, 2004, by Nature Sounds.

This debut was over a decade in the making. R.A. the Rugged Man recorded his first album, Night of the Bloody Apes, for Jive Records in 1992 and American Lowlife for Priority Records in 1998. Although it is the Rugged Man's third album Die, Rugged Man, Die became the first album he released commercially. Guest appearances include Masta Killa, Killah Priest, Timbo King and Human Beatbox Bub. The song "Black And White" features on the THQ & Volition video game Saints Row.

Track listing[]

1."Lessons"Koran the L.T.D.3:52
2."Casanova (Fly Guy)""You can ask" Giz and Cologero3:47
3."A Star Is Born"Marc "Nigga" Nilez4:25
4."Chains" (featuring Masta Killa & Killah Priest)Ayatollah2:49
5."Dumb"Marc "Nigga" Nilez3:31
6."On the Block" (featuring Human Beatbox Bub)Jocko4:47
7."How Low"Bad Brains3:31
8."Mitch "Blood" Green (Interlude)"Vapor World0:32
9."Midnight Thud"DJ Luciano of The Beatills & Marc "Nigga" Nilez3:40
10."Black and White" (featuring Timbo King)Dev One3:42
12."Die, Rugged Man, Die!"Marc "Nigga" Nilez4:01
13."Pick My Gun Up (Skit)"Marc "Nigga" Nilez1:13
14."Da Girlz, They Luv Me" (featuring Human Beatbox Bub)Marc "Nigga" Nilez & Human Beatbox Bub3:22
15."Make Luv Outro/I Shoulda Never" (Hidden Track)Ayatollah/Additional production by DJ Luciano of The Beatills4:56


  • Human Beatbox Bub - Beat Boxer/ vocals
  • Ayatollah – producer
  • Juhi Baig – stylist
  • Big Earth The Midget Face – vocals
  • Chris Bittner – engineer
  • Calogero – producer
  • Phil Cassese – vocals
  • Chris Conway – mixing
  • Eugine "Mean Gene" Crocket – executive
  • Dan the Man – engineer
  • Dev One – producer, engineer
  • Sumner Dilworth – cover photo
  • L. Dionne – vocals
  • DJ Luciano – producer, engineer
  • DJ U-vex – scratching
  • Darryl Jenifer – vocals (background), producer
  • Sacha Jenkins – producer
  • Jocko – producer
  • Marc 'Nigga' Nilez – producer
  • Michael Sarsfield – mastering


  1. ^ J-23 (2004-11-15). "RA The Rugged Man – Die Rugged Man, Die". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. ^ "Feature for December 21, 2004 – RA the Rugged Man's "Die, Rugged Man, Die"". Rapreviews.com. 2004-12-21. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  3. ^ "R.A. the Rugged Man: Die Rugged Man Die". Pitchfork. 2004-12-15. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  4. ^ Rafael Martinez (2008-04-22). "Album Review: R.A. the Rugged Man – Die, Rugged Man, Die". Prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24.

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