One man arrived from a foreign land with his Ensoniq ASR-X machine. A challenger ready for action with something to prove. He will have to defeat the toughest opponents in a music tournament, especially the worst of all — Himself.
“Ruff N Tuff” is the debut album of Marvel Records’ artist Venom — a Producer/Remixer best known for his production work on Blaq Poet’s “The Most Dangerous” and Marquee’s “Femme Fatale” albums. Venom is also half of the production duo Ninjustice with Kyo Itachi.
“Ruff N Tuff” is a true “producer album” in the veins of Erick Sermon’s “Insomnia” or Pete Rock’s “Soul Survivor”. Not just a compilation, but a project with a deep concept that sounds like no other. It shows a way to use music as a weapon. With impressive production skills, Venom punches the pads with brass knuckles and pushes his machines to their limitations. Hard hitting drums, samples, and razor sharp cuts help build the foundation his guests Camp Lo, M.E.D, Rah Digga, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Ras Kass, Conway, The Legion, Shadez Of Brooklyn, Marquee and Nolan The Ninja can shine on.
To top it off, the album cover is hand-painted by the legendary Melki who illustrated classic movie covers, such as Nightmare On Elm Street, Creepshow and Buckaroo Banzai.
Physical (CD): https://marvelrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ruff-n-tuff
Digital Formats: https://Modulor.lnk.to/venom-ruff-n-tuff