Longtime friend of The Come Up Show, Classified is back with a remix of his song Hoody And A Ballcap off of his latest studio album Greatful. For the remix, Classified brings in New York’s, R.A. The Rugged Man, who, like Classified, has been consistently churning out music for years.
Classified and R.A.’s years of experience come in crystal clear on this track as both deliver verses with a calm confidence that most rookies would shake trying to imitate. What’s clear from both Classified and R.A. The Rugged Man’s verses is that they’re both rapping with integrity. Whether it’s Classified speaking on how he raps, not to raise roof, but to raise his kids, or R.A. rapping that he’d rather die without a pot to piss in than to spit lies and be a walking contradiction, it’s clear that these rappers aren’t concerned with generating false impressions. When hip hop listeners are so constantly flooded with braggadocio it’s a welcome change to hear rappers spit with self-assured humility.