R.A. The Rugged Man has never shied away from controversy, whether in his music or his political views. Recently, R.A. sat down with The Young Turks to discuss politics, his career, free speech, racism, and more. Speaking with former MSNBC and Current TV contributor Cent Uygur, R.A. explains his controversial track “Shoot Me In The Head,” defends his use of the word “faggot”, and attacks the Democratic Party’s racist history. With over 50 million monthly views, The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world.