Artist Interview: Ruggid Real
Tell us about yourself and your music
My name is Ruggid Real I am McKeesport Pa right outside of Pittsburgh. I have doing music for like ever at least it feels that way. My music is who I am as well as what I do. It reflects my life, my surroundings and my creative juices.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My release is called P.A.I.N which means Personal Agony Insites Negativity featuring my homie Profecy Vespucci and The song is just what it implies the pain of poverty, injustice and violence that I have had the unfortunate pleasure of knowing.
What inspired you to write this release?
What inspired me to write this was the want to do something new and fresh maybe even come from left field plus I had a lot on my mind.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes there is a plan for a video which being edited as we speak but Info have a trailer for the video.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes I would love to hit the road and your I’ll look into once everything is situated with the album which is titled Diamond -N- Da Ruff
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I try to do what no one is doing or is scared to do I enjoy pushing the envelope riding the edge so to speak.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I listen a lot of Nas, TheLox and DMX but I came on 90s Hiphop so that pedigree is all in my music.
Tell us about your passions
I love cooking I would like open my own restaurant anf serve everything from soul food to other ethnic dishes.
What else is happening next in your world?
I am about to release my album Diamond-N-Da Ruff and then I want to release a compilation album featuring some of talented artists from my hometown. There is tons of undiscovered talent in McKeesport/ Pittsburgh Pa.
Thanks for an awesome interview, James!