DJ Premier presents Ras Kass in Session 8 of Bars in the Booth. Watch as Preemo lays a beat for Ras Kass to rip into.
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Ras Kass and Apollo Brown advise you to “Drink Irish” with Slaine and Sick Jacken.
Ras Kass and Shabaam Sahdeeq are back like they never left with this new collaborative effort as they hit SXSW for the launch of The IV League: An International Fraternity of Extraordinary Emcees.
El Gant rocks with Ras Kass on “Razor Ramon” as their tour gets underway with the remaining dates below.
• 3/05 Spokane, WA: The Pin
• 3/06 Bozeman, Montana: The Zebra
• 3/07 Missoula, Montana: Stage 112
• 3/08 Jackson, Wyoming: Town Square Tavern
• 3/09 Salt Lake City, Utah: Bar Deluxe
• 3/16 Houston, TX: Numbers Nightclub
• 3/19 Austin, TX (SXSW): Karma Lounge
• 3/20 Austin, TX (SXSW): Krave (Day)
• 3/20 Austin, TX (SXSW): Sugars (Night)
• 3/21 Dallas, TX: The Boiler Room
• 3/22 Dallas, TX: The Boiler Room
Legendary lyricist Ras Kass breaks it down over soul stirring, head nodding production from Detroit producer Apollo Brown on this eye opener of a track. “Deliver Us From Evil” continues Ras’ demolition of the status quo with line after line of sharp minded political observations and clever word play. From the critically acclaimed new album “Blasphemy.”
Ras Kass and Apollo Brown serve up some visuals to their song “How To Kill God.”
Directed by Jay Brown and shot in Detroit, “How To Kill God” captures some of the fallen bastions of America, while Ras & Apollo roam historic sites that have long since been abandoned (the original Model-T assembly line, the outside of a foreclosed Detroit Masonic Temple, and inside a since closed cathedral).
Ras Kass spits brutal bars that harken back to “Nature of the Threat” from his original classic “Soul On Ice.” Meanwhile Apollo Brown delivers soul stirring boom bap at it’s best for Ras to lay question after question, and bar after bar of articulate insight into historical facts too often ignored. Don’t let the title fool you, it’s not Ras & Apollo killing God, it’s them exposing the hypocrites standing behind empty dogma.
Ras Kass speaks to WatchLoud about the art of battle rap, cutting his teeth as an emcee early in his career, impressing KRS-One and that one time when Jay Z utterly destroyed a cypher.
Ras Kass and Apollo Brown give you instructions on how to kill God. Don’t ask, just listen.
Ras Kass and Apollo Brown unleash a ridiculous banger off of their upcoming album Blasphemy. “Giraffe Pussy” features Royce Da 5’9″, Bishop Lamont & Xzibit completely annihilating the Apollo Brown beat. Blasphemy drops October 28th and you can preorder the album here.