Hailing from Southern California's own Inland Empire, just 50 miles East of Los Angeles comes the underground hip-hop trio Specific, Master Chief and Dj Sway Deeze known collectively as the Magnificent Ruffians. The groups' name was inspired by the Shaw Bros. Kung Fu cult classic "The Magnificent Ruffians". Don't let the name catch you off guard though, these guys are nothing short of pure fire with over a decade of thought provoking songs and 7 albums under their belts, with 3 albums being released in the last quarter or 2009, with 2 of the 3 released being double CD. The first being "The Magnificent Soul LP" a collaboration album with the producer group known as Elevated Soul. The second album double disc released was "Firewater" which was another collaboration album with Eno.D (emcee/producer) of Tha Othas. The third release but not the least was "12 Jewels, Knowledge and Freedom" collaboration album with Anthalyzah of Forensic Abolitionist.
The Ruffians (for short) has a resume of music that include collaborations with Triple Platinum Artist Pace Won (from the Fugees "Score" album), hip-hop legend Masta Ace, Guilty Simpson, Rock Marciano of the U.N., Phil da Agony of Strong Arm Steady, Ohno, Wild Child of the Lootpack, and Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox. The Ruffians are all about the business when it comes to hip-hop and their music. With ground breaking performances in hollywood, Pasadena, at the House of Blues in Anaheim, and internationally in Germany these guys truly are a diamond in the Ruff, with a professional work ethics that is unmatched you would think that they are already signed to a major label. With recognition from local publications to numerous internet radio exposure, and with songs "Harlem Renaissance" off their Magnificent Soul LP and "Yes I Am" from their Firewater album being featured on the popular "And1 Mixtape Tour in Japan Final" dvd video including music being available for download on itunes, amazon music, rhapsody, and napster etc. its only a matter of a time before the Ruffians become a house hold name. Until the Ruffians get their chance to shine in the lime light they will continue to show and prove their Magnificence. In 2011 the Ruffians continue to exercise the professionalism and work ethics that has brought them this far in their music career with their eyes still focused on taking the next step towards to top spot.