R.A. the Rugged Man (of Jedi Mind Tricks) – Uncommon Valor (A Vietnam Story)

A lot of the music that goes up on CHH is chosen based on the beat but there is a lot to be said about lyrics and how they interact with the beat. The past couple of posts have been very upbeat and catchy because they are upbeat but I decided to balance it out and get heavy for a second. This song is one of the most lyrically mastered tracks I’ve ever heard. It’s a true story for one (told in his father’s voice as he was drafted into Vietnam) which is difficult to put into rhyme in a logical way but on top of that, he does it in a narrative that makes it even more impressive. The whole thing really gives me the shivers.

And don’t get me wrong, this beat is really catchy but I can see how it might come off too underground for those that only listen to hip hop casually. It is more sinister and subtle, but it really matches the depth of the lyrics. I had to include the video with the lyrics because it really is quite remarkable how crazy well-designed this song is.

Hope you enjoy it. Well, I’m off to an interview today, shoot some mental positivity my way.


About nbentley01

The hottest guy whose name is Nate, got a useless degree in political science, who hasn't seen Avatar, and won't eat Church's Chicken
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2 Responses to R.A. the Rugged Man (of Jedi Mind Tricks) – Uncommon Valor (A Vietnam Story)

  1. mike says:

    jesus, from like 2:08 to 2:26, he is so fast. how can people do that?

  2. Tu mamá says:

    After so many iterations, the Vietnam experience is difficult to address in a meaningful way. I also wish the verbal versatility he displays in the middle of the song was evident throughout.

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