One of the most critically acclaimed West Coast emcees of all time,
Ras Kass is renowned for his complex lyricism, sharp battle rhymes and
1996’s debut “Soul On Ice” established Ras as one of the front-runners
of the post West Coast gangsta rap movement pioneered by seminal acts
such as N.W.A. and nationally popularized by modern day icons Dr. Dre,
Snoop Dogg & more.
Marrying a hardcore street sensibility with his signature witty
wordplay, Ras built a loyal underground core with subsequent albums
including 1998?s “Rasassination,” featuring guest appearances by Dr.
Dre, Xzibit, Twista & RZA (of Wu-Tang) as well as multiple mixtape
Currently serving time, Ras Kass’s ambition in the face of adversity is
on full display with the August 5th bow of “Institutionalized Vol. II.”
Sure to satisfy Rass’s loyal constituency and beyond, “Institutionalized
Vol. 2” is a testament to both Ras? resilience and the raw skill that
underlies his longevity within the ever-changing hip-hop landscape.
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