From the triad’s capital,Greensboro, North Carolinacomes the best recipe for a spectacular, fresh yet familiar emcee, who has easily been coined as “The Voice Of Carolina.”
Ed E.Rugerhas been showcasing his energetic and vivid rhyming talents with an unmatched grind and work ethic.Along with managing,promoting,booking & bankrolling all his own projects,he's organized some of the Carolinas' biggest shows,including The Dirty Douth Beatdown beat battles,Super Cypher MC battles,his annual birthday bashes & Cd release parties.
Starting out as a battle rapper his in your face freestyles blended in with his crowd hyping ability took over theNorth Carolinaundergroundby storm. With his never ending hunger for his music the storm has yet to be silenced, in fact it just gets bigger. Ruger claimed the top spot at the 2002 RhymeWarzas their champion and with that he knew he was born to be on stage with a microphone in his hand.
Averaging two live performances each week, Ruger is adefinite crowd pleaser, which has earned him vast recognition as a Carolina household name.
His freshman album, “Shots From The Ruger” (SugaHill Entertainment) received immediate acclaim with his single “Old Man” in which Ruger reflects on his life and the struggles he has had to face.
TheNew York Citybased Wonder Twinz placed Ruger on the “Who Got Next?” section of their nationwide publication reviewing the album claiming, “…this is a great collection of diverse styles and a must have for all true heads.”
The album boasts main production by the only undefeated “Reign Supremebeat battle” super producer, Double J The Jenius (Iconoclast, Boondocks Cartoon, Adult Swim) These groundbreaking beats compliment Ruger’s vivid flow with perfection.
Since the release of “Shots From The Ruger” Ed E Ruger has opened up for the biggest names in hip hop, from underground kings, to founding fathers of the game. Sharing the stage with the likes ofKRS-One,Public Enemy, The Wu Tang Clan, The Clipse,Young Buck,The Dayton family,Esham, Project Pat, TheYing YangTwinz,Mac Lethal(Rhyme Sayers),Cassidy,Coolio,Black Sheep,Project Born and the rap/rock group Rehab just to name a few.
Ed E. Ruger has also recorded tracks withStat Quo,Bun Bof UGK, Haystack,Krumbsnatcha(GangstarrFoundation), Bekay( Rawkus), Pistol (Ruthless Records) and some of North Carolina's finest emcees, the late Trey Stylez,The Iconoclast Crew, Meta4 The Great,Ty Bru,Chaundon,Kaze,Ricky Ruckus,Celinski and Sean Boog just to name a few.
DJ ‘s that reach as far away as France keep Ruger in regular rotation,he has been a featured artist onSirius Radiochannel 40 (Hip Hop Nation)
Ruger has sold close to 10,000 cd's,been featured over 1000 mix cd's,over 3,000,000 plays on myspace alone and close to 100,000 hits on youtube.He has also created quite a buzz on the internet which landed him features in numerous publications such as Down Magazine, Go Triad, The Connex List,Yes! Weekly,AllHipHop.comand been a featured independent artist onSirius Satelite Radiochannel 40 (Hip Hop Nation)
As the latest reward for all the work Ed E. Ruger has put in,he was named The Triad's Best Hip Hop Act of 2009 by the readers of Yes! Weekly & nominated for the 2009 Grind Hard Award at theNorth CarolinaUnderground MusicAwards.So,as you can see,this is only the beginning of a long & prosperous career for Ed E. Ruger who many have labeled "The New Breed Of Hip Hop"
Be on the lookout for Ed E. Ruger's newest release "Lights Out" OUT NOW!
Check out the video for Promise by Norwegian rapper Sirius featuring Daniel De bourg.. It is a very emotionally drenched record in our opinion that is complimented with DDB's vocals on the hook. Almost gives us a "Love the way you lie" like vibe.
Check it out below and make sure to download your copy off of Itunes in the link below.