“RUGGID REAL is an artist for the people. His music speaks to the everyday struggles of the working class man and the urban street youths with stories of trials, tribulations and inspiration. Ruggid Real was born James Long from McKeesport, Pa. He started doing music at the age of 16. Ruggid music comes from a place of pain, poverty, hardtimes and unity. His music is a testiment that just because you are different doesn’t mean you can’t make an impact. Ruggid tells stories of real life situtaions that the average person can relate to. 2013 is looking to be good start for the era of RUGGID REAL.