After working together on “Holla-Loo-Yuh,” Tech N9ne says he has new found respect for R.A. The Rugged Man. In a video promoting R.A.’s Legends Never Die album, Tech explains just why he has so much praise for The Rugged Man.
“When I think about R.A. and how he might compare to the mainstream mothafuckas or independent mothafuckas as far as flow and delivery and everything, I think R.A. is in his own mothafucking lane,” Tech shares in the clip. “I think a lot of niggas can’t even handle his lyricism. R.A. is hardcore, he’s a hardcore lyricist, and that’s what we like. And that’s why ‘Holla-Loo-Yuh’ is a mothafucking smash, because nigga is on there bustin’. And that’s what we do, and that’s what he does, and I dig it. He actually takes the time to rhyme multiple times, over and over. The song we did, ‘Holla-Loo-Yuh,’ multiple syllables, just murdered it. The kind of emcee to say, ‘I can do this and you can’t.’ I dig that shit. If you haven’t heard it, listen to R.A.’s verse, and tell me that ain’t a mothafucking emcee. You gotta be an emcee to do that kind of shit.”
In the video, Tech also recalls a memory of The Rugged Man, explaining why “it’s a beautiful thing when something abnormal can break through.”
“He don’t give a fuck,” Tech continued. “I’ve seen this mothafucka on stage with his draws on, bustin’. Sweaty as a mothafucka with his boxers on, packed-ass crowd, not givin’ a fuck. And you know, we specialize in ‘don’t give a fuck’ music, and R.A. is that. What I’m expecting from Legends Never Die is, I’m expecting to hear some hardcore fucking rhyming and I know I’m going to get that from R.A., for sure. And it’s a beautiful thing when something abnormal can break through. That’s a celebration.”
This interview with Tech can be found below via Nature Sounds.
The two have filmed a video for “Holla-Loo-Yuh.” Last year, Tech spoke about their work together and shared that they were also slated to work on a movie. The movie idea never worked out.
“I was supposed to shoot a movie with him,” Tech explained. “He wanted me to be this thing that fucked these pussy-heads. I was like, ‘I’m not gonna fuck them pussy-heads, R.A.’ It was like a monster movie and the bitches [in the movie] had beautiful bodies but had pussy faces, and I was supposed to be the horny motherfucker fucking their faces. I was like, ‘I’m not gonna do that, R.A., I love you but I’m not gonna do that.'”