One Man Army

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:

http://www.subterraneousrecords.com/

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:
http://www.subterraneousrecords.com/oma.html

What makes One Man Army particularly interesting is the fact that he clearly distinguishes his style from most mainstream rap.

6 Responses to “One Man Army”

  1. haru says:

    thats good that this web page is more acurrate than that article from the metro times.he is a good rapper,but he needs to reconize where hes from.He never speaks of the spoox a group that he was invited to wich included sinime silla young carl, malichi the most,beace and lo fat at the time.this group gave him the confidence.then before that i was the first cat that ever took him to a real studio”LOGIC SOUNDS”I produced the first tracks he ever rapped on. I also gave him pointers onthe rap game on a whole!!!!

  2. haru says:

    he is really from Pontiac,and if it wasn’t for cats like Malichi the most who believed in him. he wouldn’t be here.he saw me and my dog ripp it back in ’92, and was largely influienced he knows this.I let him get onthis song called “sho ya skillz” with me decompose then another joint” all man I slam”. he claims to be so underground and down to earth but he acts stuck up and fuuny style very egotistical I might add. is aditude is like p diddy.he needs a reality check but he dont wanna battle me!!’cause he knows what time it is the student cant f@#96 with the teacher!!

  3. opinions are like says:

    It’s funny I know him and he is not stuck up, but I guess as people get more known all the haters come out with the negativity. Where ever he came from or who ever thinks they started his path to hip hop , he doesn’t owe them a thing he has put in the work and the miles to be who he is. He is a very appreciate person and if you say otherwise you are the one with issues. Folks who think he owes them something need a reality check!!!!! He is a rare talent in todays fake world. The only one he owes is Allah.

  4. opinions are like says:

    It’s funny I know him and he is not stuck up, but I guess as people get more known all the haters come out with the negativity. Where ever he came from or who ever thinks they started his path to hip hop , he doesn’t owe them a thing he has put in the work and the miles to be who he is. He is a very appreciative person and if you say otherwise you are the one with issues. Folks who think he owes them something need a reality check!!!!! He is a rare talent in todays fake world. The only one he owes is Allah.

  5. j. peazy says:

    dude is like the most modest cat in the game right now, could be selling as many records as slum and others but you can still catch him outside of shows passing out his own fliers. i caught him at a house party once in ann arbor and dude was just chilling in the party scene and nobody knew it was him they were there to see, so the last person i would compare him to is diddy. and homeboy that said one dont want to battle you… come on man dont be foolish, you will get your feelings hurt

  6. doggwood{ mone} says:

    1rst i want 2 say i dont know this cat,but i know his work and he has been in the underground lights, for years from the 90′s to now . this cat put in work for years i am from the yac, and this cat was at every hip hop spot in detroit that i can think of, to the hip hop shop to st. andrews, to the old spot on broadway.if he reads this, he know this iz the truth. so yall haters keep hatten this brother been moven for years, he’s about to move on top of the world. from mone 1 love am out!!!!!!!!!!!!!