After falling in love with The Puppini Sisters at a lounge in NYC, R.A. the Rugged Man made it his mission to find the English vocal trio during a tour of Europe. Succeeding, the talented wordsmith laced “The Greatest” with lead singer, Marcella Puppini.
“I was in a lounge in NYC and these insane vocalists came on the radio, so I had someone Shazam it for me and the name The Puppini Sisters came up,” R.A. explains. “I researched them and found out they were one of the leading new school swing groups of the modern era.
“I thought these girls were incredible vocally, so I tracked them down when I was in the UK. Then one of my favorite producers, Mr. Green, randomly sent me a swing type of beat, and I thought it would be perfect for Marcella. So I sent it to her, she loved it, and we made the song for her upcoming solo EP.”
Produced by Mr. Green, “The Greatest” is a genre-bending ode to the femme fatale.
“It’s different than what people are used to from me, but I’m really proud of this one,” R.A. continued. “It’s like Film Noir mixed with hip-hop and swing. I call it Hip Hop Noir. Classy and hard at the same time.”