Ruggid Real Gets Personal On “Piece Of Me”

“Can’t nobody do for me what I can do for me…”

— Ruggid Real

Born James Long, Ruggid Real – from McKeesport, PA – started making music at the young age of 16. Right from the onset, he was focused on creating music that made a difference and reflected on the trials and tribulations of everyday life as opposed to the glamor, glitz, and glorified street life often found in today’s music landscape. Initially forming a group with friends, Ruggid made a choice to go solo and struggled for at least a decade himself. As of late, this award-winning rapper has been on a steady rise and touching listeners along the way.

With influences that encapsulate the golden era of 90’s hip-hop, his songs come from a place of hard times, pain, and poverty; but, they have proven that being different from the rest won’t stop true artists from making an impact. His latest single, Piece Of Me, was awarded an Academia Music Award in the Best Rap/Hip-hop song category. Located in Los Angeles, California, The Akademia Music Awards is dedicated to recognizing excellence in music throughout the world. It’s definitely a sign that Ruggid is headed in the right direction. Listen to the track for yourself, which already has 95k views, and stay tuned to Ruggid!

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