From his outrageous live shows to his undeniable ability to out-rap anybody alive, R.A. the Rugged Man has become one of the most exciting artists in recent hip-hop history. He was the subject of an eight label bidding war in his early career and was also awarded the coveted Hip-Hop Quotable Award from The Source Magazine. Although R.A.'s only released two albums in his 20+-year career, he has recorded hundreds of songs with some of the biggest names in the game. Since many of these songs were never commercially available, R.A. decided to compile them for his fans in Legendary Classics Vol. 1. This album features Notorious BIG, Mobb Deep, Kool G Rap, Bucwild, Ayatollah, Jedi Mind Tricks, Sadat X, Akinyele, Tragedy, J-Live, Hell Razah and more. In order to make it even more interesting for the die hard fans, R.A. included several new and unreleased tracks that had never been heard anywhere (not even on bootlegs, leaks, etc) prior to this 2009 collection.