The profound Mr. Ruckman's two-part concept piece 'Sooner or Later' has arrived. Now REMASTERED since its original release for a crisper, higher fidelity sound.
"Equal parts of Hip Hop, Funk and Soul permeate the odes featured on Sooner or later, his latest album, a 13 song collection chock full of razor sharp observations of everyday life, huge hooks and a literate approach to reworking the Hip Hop schematic. A huge proponent of knowledge, freedom of speech and forward thinking, Mr. Ruckman is the "thinking man's" rapper of choice. He has paid his dues and is ready to break out big, and there's no doubt that Sooner or Later is the perfect calling card." - Andy Gesner (www.hipvideopromo.com
The album follows a simplistic, almost mundane approach in its concept, with each song topic focusing on a specific verb, be it abstract, ironic or just straight literal. Such limitations could be considered a creative-hinderance to an artist, but Mr. Ruckman proves the contrary with refreshingly canny results. The concept comes from a place of monotony, with Mr. Ruckman feeling as though his passion is stagnant and his life going through the motions. This project is his strive for change and something greater. Mr. Ruckman's music speaks for itself and Sooner or Later is another fine fingerprint in his durable discography.
This album includes the note-worthy singles DRINK and WORK and is produced by secret-weapon Mike Kean, with the exception of track 13 produced by Jacob Giles. The record also features an array of amazing artists including his younger brother lke Ruckman, recent X-Factor sensation Mary Ann Vanderhorst, Jace Excell, Allysha Joy, Imogen Pemberton, Smiles Again of Mind Over Matter and more. Recorded, mixed and co-produced by Mr. Ruckman himself, Sooner or Later is distributed independently under Ruckman Productions.
released February 5, 2016
All songs produced by Mike Kean, except FALL produced by Jacob Giles.
All lyrics by Mr. Kade Ruckman, except feature verses in RAP by Smiles Again.
All songs recorded, arranged, mixed and co-produced by Mr. Kade Ruckman.
All songs re-mastered at Landr.com
Album Art by Kade Ruckman.