Ras Kass Drops “Bishop” Video & Prepares To Release Politically Charged ‘Soul On Ice: Revisited’
West Coast veteran MC Ras Kass has premiered his new video “Bishop” which is an equal display of lyricism and social commentary. Ras Kass said that the track was “inspired by the socio-political climate of 2016 and the 24 hour news cycle around this election.”
For you youngstas out there, Ras Kass was basically spitting about a lot of the same subject matter Kendrick Lamar talks about today involving race, politics and Black upliftment during the time when West Coast Hip-Hop was mostly gangsta rap which dominated the air waves. Most would even say Ras may have been before his time because his music would definitely fit today’s times.
“Bishop” is taken from the recently released full-length album, Intellectual Property: #SOI2 (Blackhouse Records) which includes guest features from KRS-One, Bun B, Sean Price, Killah Priest, Torae, O.C., Onyx, Bumpy Knuckles, Gen Steele and more.
Sub-billed as Soul On Ice 2, Intellectual Property serves as a pre-cursor to the release of Soul On Ice: Revisited on Nov 28th. This remastered 2XLP edition of Ras Kass’s debut album restores Soul On Ice as it was originally intended by the artist (before label politics altered the final release). The awesome offering is further bolstered with an additional 21 track bonus CD of lost material and unreleased material straight from the DAT masters.
Soul On Ice: Revisited is limited to a vinyl pressing of 400 total so collectors should pre-order without haste.
Pre-order Soul On Ice: Revisited Here
Order Intellectual Property #SOI2 digital version: Here
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Also check out one of the best Hip-Hop songs ever recorded, “Nature Of The Threat,” from his debut Soul On Ice which gives a world history lesson in 8-minutes and questions all beliefs and religions bestowed on the world.