One Man Army is another underground MC from Lansing, Michigan. His real name is Raland Scruggs. Raland Scruggs influenced the hip hop scene in the early 90’s. In 1994, Raland Scruggs and his friend Ross Rowe aka Senim Silla influenced the hip hop scene in the early 90’s.
In 1994, Raland Scruggs and his friend went to jail for armed robberies. Both friends were released in 1997.
In the meantime, Raland converted to Islam and he wants his music to reflect a positive dimension of hip hop that is directly linked to his religious experience.
Back from jail, Raland and Ross decided to collaborate and they formed “Binary Star”. They wrote down their music and recorded it with some help of a few friends.
Both friends have also been working on recording projects with a group of MC’s from Subterraneous Records, a label One Man Army had founded.
More complete info can be found on the official Subterraneous Records website:
One Man Army is a gifted MC who is known for his word dexterity and he is considered as one of Michigan’s greatest lyricists. You can read his biography here:
What makes One Man Army particularly interesting is the fact that he clearly distinguishes his style from most mainstream rap.