Nearly two decades after the release of his classic debut, West Coast stalwart Ras Kass returns to ‘Soul On Ice’ for a two-part follow-up album led by tough-as-nails lead single “Downward Spiral.” It boasts neck-snapping production by UK’s ILLinformed, and a series of grimy features from Freddie Foxxx and Onyx’s Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz.
Bumpy Knucks unearths the full mixed version of this song from 2006 that comes just in time as the current climate between black folks and the police is as uneasy as ever.
Thought it was time to dig back into the archives and pull something that was fitting to the emotion of the people. The subject matter never changes in these types of songs until the condition changes in our neighborhoods across the world, even then it will be a historic memory in our lives reflected in songs forever. Sometimes the frustration of injustice just grabs you by the heart and squeezes and you just want to scream “CAN I GET A BREAK?!?!? Where are the leaders that want to really help and not just line their pockets? Let’s not destroy our own communities but stand strong and protect the seniors and babies. Enjoy.