Born and Raised in Savannah, Ga. "Ruga Da Jewel” as a kid Growing up in the Housing Project’s on the Eastside of Savannah known as “Garden Homes”, experienced day to day life growing up in a high crime and drug infested area.
During “Ruga's” childhood, he was separated from his family,due to his mother going to prison a very early age.” Ruga” then started going from different Group homes to Foster Homes and eventually landing in a group home in the Blackshear Public Housing projects called The “Granny's House" located on Rockefeller St on eastside and foster home in Bacon Park area in the Southeast side of Savannah. “Ruga Da Jewel” , the rapper emerged around the age of 9. He was heavily influenced by rapper Master P . It was all his mother his mother , who upon her release and their reunion who always played Master P and music from the No Limit Records arsenal of hits during the late 90’s and early 2000’s. . It would only makes since when many consider the city of Savannah “ Baby New Orleans “ ,and Master P had a huge influence on the city of Savannah around that time. “Ruga” started experimenting with singing after watching the movie "Why Do Fools Fall in Love". When he would become overwhelmed by the problems of his immediate surroundings , he would turn to singing and rapping , because he felt as if it healed his soul and gave him some temporary serenity in a chaotic world.
“Ruga” like many of the of misplaced youth of urban cities graduated from group homes and foster care to the Juvenile system where most of his teenage adolescent years were spent. From the ages between 17 and 19, “Ruga” did several bids with charges ranging from Gun Possession by a convicted felon , Coccaine possesion Stolen Car and being involved High Speed Chase that lead to a brief stint in GDOC. “Ruga" at the age of 22 believing that he had enough of the system, made the move to relocate to Atlanta, Ga. “Ruga’ started his own Construction Rehabilitation company and continued his dream of becoming a hip hop artist. Since becoming a resident of the ATL , “Ruga” is currently about to release his debut underground mixtape entitled, System Raised and Eye Am Da Voice Vol.1 and Vol.2.
“Ruga” is currently working with CouchPennyConsultants in Atlanta , Ga. Owner Kirk Jackson, said that when he first met “Ruga” , he reminded him of Lil Boosie and Tupac, due to his vivid description of street life, the judicial system and his enlightened spiritual awareness and Knowledge of his history. “Ruga” spends time when he can ,motivating the youth who have been through the same struggles as him in the inner city currently.
“Ruga Da Jewel “ should be on everyone’s list of “Artist You Should Know”
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RugaDaJewel' s debut video release " They Gon Feel Me