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Ed E. RUGER / Press

“SOHH Singled Out: "[My Record] Is A Diss To The Cats In The Game That Can't Spit" I'm usually heavy on punchlines in my songs, but this was a venting session, so I was pretty straight to the point. The above line was the very first bars of "Dummy Disease" and let you know right from the gate what thie song is about. I cant understand half the cats out now and need close captions on their vids to even comprehend what they are saying. And if you scream over tracks so much to where you can't hear what the MC is saying, you suck as a DJ and are ruining the song. DJs have gotten just as bad as the rappers with the bullsh*t they try to pull. Shout to all my real dj's and true MC's, I know y'all feel me on this.”

“This dude goes hard! Ed E. Ruger is seriously one of the best independent hip-hop artists in the game today. His wordplay puts him in an elite group of rappers and he reminds me of two of hip-hop's best - Fat Joe and Tech N9ne - mixed together in one artist.”

“Long story short… 4 bars in and I was a fan! To me this is probably the realest song to date this year! This song paints a clear picture of the buffoonery taking place in the current state of corporate hip pop and does an excellent job of bringing the bullshit into perspective! Humorous yet entertaining and educational. That equals Edutainment in my book which equals REAL HIP HOP! Check out” Dummy Disease” by Ed E. Ruger.”

“If our breakdown of why he's earned a spot on our gritty list ain't enough, then take a glance at the "other" co-signs he's received. Having his tracks featured on "The Boondocks" and "Breaking Bad" is a pretty good look, but it's hitting the same stage alongside rap stars including Public Enemy, Wiz Khalifa, Method Man, Redman, Young Buck, The Clipse and Cassidy that has us wondering if we should start up our own SOHH Records and lasso him in to a deal.”

“Within the first couple of bars of the introductory track of this album Ed E. Ruger establishes the fact that he is a driven, earnest artist (and I do mean artist) with a knack for imagery and an honest “every-man” appeal. Throughout Ziplocked & Loaded, the Greensboro, NC native flexes his gutteral rasp with an elasticity and versatility that sets him apart from the one-trick ponies that have become so prominate in today’s hiphop arena. The album is lush with low end thump, watery synths and moody pianos all driving Ruger’s ongoing narrative of an artist and man capturing the glory of his dreams on his own terms.”

“This album kicks off with the JJ produced “40 Bars”. This is a great beginning to this album. A kind of shout out to anyone who ever supported him. With lines like “like a Tony Hawk cheat code, the grind don’t stop”, you know the lyrical ability is still the priority. “In My Own Zone” once again produced by JJ, is a catchy, radio-friendly track, that would fit into any playlist. Although I wouldn’t recommend smoking at a stop light, with a cop beside you!”

“Ed E Ruger brings his arsenal in Ziplocked & Loaded, his fourth solo album which is fully loaded with sixteen bangers, no blanks in this clip. The North Carolinian rapper kicks it off with "40 Bars" Produced by J.J The Jenius, where he speaks of his hard work and the struggles even before the music, a great way to get acquainted with Ed E and a great opener.”

“Big shows seem to be coming more often these days for Ruger, who just recently opened up for noted producer RJD2. It’s all about networking, he explained as he walked through Greene Street, slapping hands with Joe Scudda and bumping fists with Sadat X.”

“Ed E. Ruger finished his set by bringing Ty Bru up to perform. The crowd erupted in chants of "Brown Bag" as Dj Phillie Phresh was scratching in the background.”

“Ed E. Ruger's HIT Single "BALLIN' LIKE A MIDGET" featured on www.ALLHIPHOP.com The Worlds Largest Hip Hop Site!!!”

“Listen 2 NEW INTERVIEW NOW thehotsawce VOL 1:1 of the Hottest MCs in the Carolinas! Ed E Ruger http://x.imeem.com/zhk2SqmiMj”

“Ed E. Ruger has been one of the "big guns" in the North Carolina music scene for awhile, shooting out regional classics staying on top sniping pedestrians, piercing their brains with lyrical bullets with each song fired out ”

“Ed E. Ruger is one of the hardest working artists that I have met in a long time. I recently had a chance to speak with this artist, so lets see what he is about.”

“Carolina All Day had the opportunity to sit down with the, self-proclaimed, "Voice of Carolina," Ed E. Ruger and Jay Boss of G-Groove Entertainment,”

“when our fans are goin nuts and know our shit word for word.thats when you know you really have something they can relate to for real. it's like one big party when we rock. ”

“You all know the name and you damn sure know the game. Carolina All Day caught up with Ed E. Ruger of Brown Bag Special and chopped it up about his success in the industry and the events he's got going on, particularly, the Dirty South Beat Down. Enjoy. ”

“Self-assurance is definitely something Ed E. Ruger doesn’t lack and he isn’t afraid to show it on his latest release Lights Out. With coolness that might even border cockiness at sometimes, Ed E. Ruger delivers lyrical blow after blow and musically blows your Lights Out.”

“Ed E. Ruger’s (www.myspace.com/ederuger) third full-length individual release, Lights Out, is driven just as much by his contempt for hip-hop pretenders as it is by ganja smoke and hard-hitting beats. With an aggressive flow that’s all his own, Ruger is downright ruthless at times,”

“The intro is all i needed to set my ‘fears’ aside. This intro should be renamed ‘Get Familiar’ because if you havent heard any of his music this is all you need to get up to speed on his style of rap and views on hip hop.”

“It looks like North Carolina has struck gold again by birthing Ed E Ruger! This Greensboro native possesses top-notch lyrical talent along with an impeccable work ethic. He is helping set a new standard,”

““Lights Out” serves as a perfect example of the diversity of Ruger and the Carolinas. ”