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.
Numonics has a series called Year of the Fox and last month’s installment with Wreckonize was pretty dope. But this month he goes west to snatch up Ras Kass and Planet Asia for “Fire Drills.”
Sketch McGuiney brings the late, great Sean Price and Ras Kass along for video to “World War Z.” Obviously, we’ll be hearing unreleased Sean P rhymes for a while but to see him in this video is certainly a highlight.
On January 19th, Ras Kass will drop a 6-track EP titled Lyrical Hip-Hop Is Dead. The project will feature his son, Ras Austin, as well as Rampage and Guilty Simpson. But here is Ras Kass revisiting his lyrically inclined collaboration with Royce Da 5’9″ titled “Attitudes.”
Ras Kass goes in on “Jesus Pressed Mute” with bars dedicated to the problems we face daily. Maybe our presidential hopefuls should listen close.
Another Sean Price verse surfaces on the Sketch McGuiney cut that also features Ras Kass. And, of course, it’s dope.
Perhaps the most mainstream of any song on their new record, “Sex Pistol” is an unabashed reminder of the things that drive the baser among us – physical beauty, lust, and sex.
Ras Kass and Jack Splash drop their collaborative album and offer a full album stream for you to digest. Guests include Cee-Lo, Kurupt, Raheem DeVaughn and Teedra Moses and it’s definitely worth the listen.
Kurupt and Ras Kass trade bars on the rock-influenced “M.A.S.H.” off of the forthcoming Breakfast At Banksy’s album.
The tag team of Ras Kass and Jack Splash drop another joint from their upcoming album that samples “He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word.”