Saturday, April 17, 2010

the ruggedn'ess & madd drama




i don't think i have to explain too much about our next group. philly's finest ruggedn'ess & madd drama. this is their debut record i believe. it's from '93 and on kixx records, where one year later redd bull appeared. apparently this also is the first release of kixx records (kixx01).

both tracks are dope! nevertheless, "comin' at 'cha" is my joint!

as extra special delicacy i upped a video of them live on stage performing "me and my squad". to be honest, i can't remember where i have this footage from. the year should be '94/'95 . this is super fucking dope! check it out!


ruggedness mad drama - me and my squad live




THE RUGGEDN'ESS & MADD DRAMA 12" '93

1. BIG BOYZ
2. COMIN' AT 'CHA





pz,
akutt

14 comments:

joe said...

these guys kill it.. good post

CrimeFamily said...

thanks for this, big boyz is tight, dope sample. peace

Anonymous said...

Dope! Thanks!!

Rory said...

Wow, nice video

CatchnWrek said...

Dope! I have this showcase dvd:
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/627/runw.jpg


They perform for a good 17 mins around the 15 min mark. There's also a separate documentary:

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/2961/rund.jpg

CatchnWrek said...

^ Meant they perform for a good 12 mins.

Anonymous said...

yo wreck, can you share that with us?

Jaz said...

These guys were so ill, thank you for this post.

Alkuttraz said...

of course catchnwrek comes through with the solution! these dvd's look pretty dope. thank you for the info!

ecks-bogota said...

are you the same alex from labelscans?

Alkuttraz said...

no ecks, alex from labelscans is from sweden.

ecks-bogota said...

hahah fine...now my real comment:

a month ago i asked him if maybe he could make an update with RMD releases...he said it would be no problem, and if i knew other releases besides the 3 on discogs...
that would be the big boyz 12'' here, so you came to bless my request

-theres also one 12'' missing in the discogs DB from fat cat clique, that features RMD and a bunch of others.

-on the huntin park hustlers track, ve borne is uncredited with another mc.

any idea who are the first 2 mcs on the video/track ''me and my squad''?? the forreal label credits eddie hurk and chink, and now i can see the same names in the big boyz labels you added, but here what i get is that 'madddrama' is actually a group: m.carter, e.hurk & chink.

shit gets very confusing, but for me is more like interesting..any reply or shine of light is thanked in advance, peace

CatchnWrek said...

As said in the youtube vid Al uploaded, Rugged'ness And Madd Drama are 3 members. Madd Drama = Eddie Hurk & Chink.
The first mc who performs is E.Hurk, then it's Chink.... as the line goes "it's the chink, china, big dick rhyma..." haha

Ruggedness = Melvin Carter, so on the "Big Boyz" label he's just being listed as the producer.

ecks-bogota said...

well, this makes things clear, but then most of the songs out as ruggedness madddrama is just ruggedness on the raps.