Ras Kass releases new ‘LL Cool J’ single featuring Snoop Dogg.
Itâ€™s been nearly a quarter century since Soul of Ice and they still canâ€™t handle the truth. In fact, the intervening decades since Ras Kass dropped his classic debut have only validated the poisonous and panoramic vision of the waterproof MC, who was immediately hailed as the West Coastâ€™s answer to Nas. And with the nature of the threat growing more real by the minute, there couldnâ€™t be a more necessary time for Soul On Ice 2.
In nearly half a century of rap, youâ€™d be hard-pressed to find anyone as venomous, cerebral and creatively fearless as Ras Kass. His lyrics are like a form of alcohol that ruthlessly kills all toxic germs. Real hip-hop that aims for the jugular. The best music takes risks and Soul On Ice 2 is so determined to expose uncomfortable truths that in another era it wouldâ€™ve ended up on a banned albums list. It finds the Watts and Carson-raised seer determined to apply disinfectant and pressure to the ever-expanding list of American atrocities; this time accompanied by a hall of fame lineup of rappers and producers including Diamond D, Pete Rock, Snoop Dogg, Immortal Technique, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Cee-Lo Green, DJ Green Lantern, Everlast, Styles P & M.O.P.
With ‘LL Cool J’ Ras brings Snoop Dogg to Carson so the duo of West Coast legends can conjure a pimped-out low-riding cruise in silk shirts and open collars. Ras also gets to espouse about one of his favorite emcees in the process. ‘LL Cool J‘ was exclusively premiered by Vibe. â€œAs soon as I heard this track, the first person I thought of was the S-N-double O-P! Snoop killed the verse and even sang the hook. LBC and Carson.â€ Ras commented to Vibe.
Ras Kassâ€™ Soul On Ice 2 will be released on September 6 via Mello Music Group.