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RA The Rugged Man does a video for “A Star Is Born” finally

A mere 17 years into his career RA The Rugged Man should release his second studio album later this year. So the obvious thing to do during downtime in the studios is record a promo for the second best track from “Die Rugged Man Die” and get Wormser from Revenge of the Nerds in the video. Read more…

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Ich Luge Bullets 2009: Our year in lists Part #1

January 19, 2010 1 comment

I’m as stunned as you are. Ich Luge Bullets, more out of blind luck and the fact that we can’t afford a PS3 to occupy our time than by design, has made it through to its second year. I’d like to say we couldn’t have done it without you, our loyal readers, but to be fair you haven’t really done anything for me. That talentless cunt that draws The Oatmeal probably gets hella Paypal payments winging their way into his Dorito-crumb encrusted pockets, and the most I’ve got from you is… zero? Depends whether that dude we ripped off for pizza has started self-googling yet.

Anyway, one of my favourite ever pieces of ILB writing was our 2008 review in which we counted down the 20 most read ILB posts of the previous year. And why fuck with the classics? We hereby present to you part 1 of the 20 pieces of Passantino script that had you kids on the internet going “lol” and blithely pressing “thumbs up” on Stumbleupon, to no visible effect on our hit rates. Read more…

RA The Rugged Man – Boxing Freestyle

November 17, 2009 1 comment

RA The Rugged Man has a new album out. You should buy it. RA The Rugged Man likes the boxing. You should listen to him talk about it. RA The Rugged Man has a new freestyle out running down the last 100 years of race-baiting sports events featuring dudes getting cranial trauma. You should listen to it here. Bonus points for sonning Prince Naseem, very little is more depressing than when they interview “old legends” at British boxing events on TV these days and Naz is is turning up looking like an inflated O2 phone store deputy manager.

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IchLugeBullets Video Hall of Fame: #1 Smut Peddlers ft RA The Rugged Man – Bottom Feeders

 

Remember the good old days when this blog was more than just me writing about music videos? Well, get used to it, I’ve been so aggravated by the fact we’ve lost the extra 50 hits a day we used to get from people searching for pictures of Christina Hendricks (to a dead blog called ‘Meaningful Distractions’, of all places) that I’m on boycott of anything other than pith and snark. Plus in the past week I got twitter messages from both Fat Rab from Consolevania and the dude from the Indelicates. Certainly one for the LivingSocial update feed, that.
Anyway, this is different. I actually uploaded this video myself, with my own bare hands, having had the original on my hard drive since back in the days when a Soulseek connection was the height of the P2P revolution. Of course, the reason that this wasn’t on YouTube when I searched for it is almost certainly because it’s violently obscene and really just 4:36 of hardcore pornography featuring very unattractive cracker rappers, but still. The uncensored version is here, for comparison’s sakes.
What with Asher Roth now basically being over, it’s possibly time to think about white people. White people don’t just make death metal, they sometimes rap as well, and there’s an argument to be made that all white rappers fall into three distinct groups. 
Firstly, there’s the “nice” white rapper. He’s either polite or educated, in the late 90s he was “conscious”, both before or after then he could have been distinctly middle class. So there you have your Asher Roths, your Ugly Ducklings, your dudes who travel around the world then come back and send you a demo of their album that samples some CD they bought off a Moroccan panpipe player on the streets of Al-Hoceima, and the Beastie Boys now.
Secondly, there’s the dirty white rapper. Pornocore, horrorcore, ironic ign’ant, frat rap, and so on and so forth. So here you have, as hinted at in the video, your Smut Peddlars, your RA The Rugged Man, Beastie Boys back when they were any good, and our good friends on Psychopathic Records.
Thirdly, the rapper who has another gimmick that overtakes his whiteness. This is usually nationality (House of Pain, Lordz of Brooklyn, Hilltop Hoods) or locale (200000000000000000000000000000000 shitty “rapper from out of the woods, son” MCs who existed solely between the years of 2002 and 2005 and seemingly all died with the advent of MySpace. Someone please ‘Where are they now?’ Lee Harvey for us all, we worry about him).
What this all leads me to say/think is that a) call me a fucking idiot but I honestly think that Big City Philadelphia is gonna be a legit prospect going forward into 2009 and b) “Bottom Feeders” has to be the best music video ever. I mean, the only way it could be improved is if it would be combined with the second best video ever, and you had a dying Johnny Cash snorting coke off a fat stripper’s cuntlips with Cage.
Ironically enough, there’s actually more chance of JC dropping a new hot joint than Cage these days. How a man can go from a nonsensical line like “I got a dog named Kubrick/It’s obvious I like his flicks/ Filming them with human chicks” (which is fantastic, as a) he makes sure you know he doesn’t mean baby chickens and b) really hoping this means he fucks them while riding an A-bomb) through to the cold mess of emocore bullshit he peddles now. I’d link to his latest video here, but all you need to know it was directed by Shia Le Bouef. I know, right? All I know is nowadays he won’t be ending verses with “You wanna talk shit and not get fucked up? That’s a faggot’s dream”.
The rest of it is just as wonderful. Rugged Man fucking a nun in the ass with a gun. One girl, one cup, one Mr Eon. RA jacking off in what’s meant to be the MTV Awards’ bathroom, but actually looks like a store closet. The fact that when Eon goes “E rains? Fuck it, E hurricanes” it sounds like “Fuckity hurricanes”, a much more middle-class profanity. Just everything about this video is wonderful. I know I should have put “NSFW” at the top, but if you get fired because of me, at least Twitter about it, I could do with the hits. Gotta recoup those 50 lost ones…

 

Remember the good old days when this blog was more than just me writing about music videos? Well, get used to it, I’ve been so aggravated by the fact we’ve lost the extra 50 hits a day we used to get from people searching for pictures of Christina Hendricks (to a dead blog called ‘Meaningful Distractions’, of all places) that I’m on boycott of anything other than pith and snark. Plus in the past week I got twitter messages from both Fat Rab from Consolevania and the dude from the Indelicates. Certainly one for the LivingSocial update feed, that.

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Albums that I probably should have reviewed this year #1: “Sin-A-Matic: The 80s Edition” by Louis Logic and JJ Brown

September 24, 2008 1 comment

Although you’d be hard-pressed to realise it while looking at my last.fm statistics, apparently there was some music released this year that wasn’t recorded by Los Campesinos or Royce Da 5’9″. Crazy, I know. Anyway, we here at ILB are proud to present the first in an occasional series looking at those albums we didn’t cover the first time round, either due to lack of ability for anything to say about it, 18-hour-day subbing shifts at the office, or the sole fact that I have single-handedly alienated every single commissioning editor in the UK and as such have no real outlet outside of a fucking WordPress blog. Enjoy.

I think this album is some sort of conceptual in-joke? Read more…