Yes y'all, this is the one and only R.A. the Rugged Man. My label hit me up on short notice to come blog some shit for the XXL readers this week, I got my new Rugged Man Collection album droppin this week titled Legendary Classics, Vol. 1 so I figured hell yeah, let me plug away and promote my shit. So here I am, I'll be with you every day of this fuckin' weak, Monday through Friday.

They probably want me to spark off some controversy, maybe get me on here dissin' other rappers or talking bout pistols & weapons or just being a degenerate on some fuck pussy shit or whatever, but I'm a keep shit civilized this week.

This week’s gonna be crazy busy for me and I'm gonna keep your asses up to date on all the bullshit I do everyday. This week we got the album release, the party, a couple of in-stores signing autographs, a Halloween show with D.I.T.C, and a couple of interesting business meetings that I'll let you in on later in the week. Also check out the Legendary Classics, Vol. 1 music video that we just finished last week. If you’re a hip-hop lover you won't be disappointed.

I'm also gonna be in-and-out of the studio hard this week working on an entirely new record that’s dropping in April 2010. I'm getting ready to spit a venomous verse this week to a Lil Fame beat. I'm trying to track down Black Thought and get him to drop some bars on this shit. I only wanna fuck with MCs that are possible threats from now on. If Thought’s people read this, get at me. I heard he was a fan of my shit and if that’s true I think we could get real lyrical with this track.

Right now I'm in the airport headed back to NYC from Canada, Went out there to knock out some shows but I haven’t slept in like two days, I'm supposed to have dinner tonight with this goofy Nicaraguan chick from the hood but I'm tired as fuck and gonna have to cancel. I need some sleep.

Random Thoughts: On some true school hip-hop shit, last week was beautiful. Rocked the stage with my boy Sadat X at Southpaw and A.G. and O.C, then when I was in Toronto I linked up with the legendary female MC Michie Mee, she used to roll with Scott LaRock and BDP and then signed with Audio Two and the First Priority Posse back in the day. Homegirl had some hip-hop stories and history, boy, and she's still nice on the mic today..

Also my computer don't have spell check and I can't spell for shit, so I'm not sure if XXL is gonna fix my bullshit grammar or keep as is [editor’s note: we got you], but regardless Legendary Classics, Vol. 1, the R.A. the Rugged Man collection is coming out October 27. Yes, that’s tomorrow motherfuckas. Go pick that shit up. Its got joints that no one ever heard before, old school classics and songs that have never been commercially released before featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep and Kool G Rap. I don't know if i could keep pluggin’my shit on here or if XXL will try to charge my ass with an advertising fee, so let me stop.

Check the Rugged Man blog tomorrow and I'll keep y'all posted on shit.

Much love.