I'm like "Can we please talk about me a little more?"
And why I don't sell out and I stay hardcore
And why I never did a video for TVs
And never bought a beat for more than 3 G's

from R.A. The Rugged Man – Dumb Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

R.A The Rugged Man is infamous for never selling out — even at the cost of his career. Due to his antics, however, he suffered years of homelessness and being blackballed in the industry, like a leper.

With these lines, he questions why people who are so interested in hardcore rappers and hate when rappers sell out, pay no attention to him — he’s the very thing they’d love — a rapper that didn’t sell out. He never wanted to be one of those rappers who dumb down their lyrics and spit over a dope expensive beat, just to get some fame and get played on the TV.

If the above mentioned VH1 really cared about hip hop or “keeping it real”, they’d definitely give R.A an interview.

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