Ras Kass Flips A Classic Jay Z Lyric On Its Head In A Masterful Freestyle (Video)

Mello Music Group has been around for almost a decade. After acclaimed involving O.C., Oddisee, and Planet Asia, the just-released Blasphemy by Ras Kass & Apollo Brown seems to be reaching the furthest into the industry, just days in.

After stopping through the “106 & Park” Backroom, Ras Kass appears on Sway In The Morning. There, the Watts-by way of-Carson, California MC reminds Heads why he was one of the fiercest freestyle spitters in the ’90s and 2000s. Taking those classic Razzy Kazzy pop culture shots, the onetime Priority Records star weaves in O.J. Simpson, Solange Knowles, Donald Sterling (and his wife), into his rhymes, over a timeless Dogg Pound beat.

What’s especially cool is how Ras Kass reworks Jay Z’s “Moment Of Clarity” classic line: “if skills sold…” The MC, who released his debut LP the same year as Hov’, has something potent to say about skills equating dollars. Take heed, and take in one of the most sure-handed microphone controllers in the game today, 20 years in…

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