They say, "Rugged Man, he can't keep no deal"
It's mental, I like the way being broke feel

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

Meaning

Rugged Man had a lot of troubles with Jive Records and he wasn’t able to find a record deal in the mid 90’s when no one would work with him.

He’s also (intentionally or unintentionally) sabotaged every opportunity he’s had because he prefers poverty. As he says in “Midnight Thud”:

I don’t wanna be rich, trust me, I’d rather be poor.

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