Don’t try to figure out exactly what’s going on in R.A. The Rugged Man’s video for “Tom Thum.” Just enjoy it and go cop Legends Never Die.
The Rugged Man joins up with worldwide beatboxing sensation Tom Thum for the latest visual off the album Legends Never Die, R.A. The Rugged Man has been supplying fans with a steady stream of visuals off the project. Now, he’s back with another, this time for the throwback opus “Tom Thum.” Featuring world-renowned beat boxer Tom Thum (whose TED talk has over 40 million views), the video was filmed in the streets of Berlin, Germany during a recent tour stop.
“For the video, I wanted to bring in graffiti, beatboxing, scratch vocals and just create a crazy weird animated hip-hop world,” says the Rugged Man. “Kind’a like Mary Poppins in the 80’s crack era.” While the track may sound like it was blessed by a turntablist, R.A. reveals that no DJ was involved. “There are no scratches in the song,” he explains. “That’s Tom Thum, he’s doing all the scratches with his mouth.”