Ras Kass Plans “Soul On Ice 2,” Featuring Unreleased Songs (Video)

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This year marks the 20th anniversary since Ras Kass’ debut album, Soul On Ice. The native of both Carson, California would ink a contract with Priority Records to release what some still consider his greatest lyrical work—and a benchmark of intellectual songwriting. In the time since, Razzy Kazzy has released a plethora of projects—including collaborations with Apollo Brown and DJ Rhettmatic, as well as collaborative work with Dr. Dre and DJ Premier. Soul On Ice is now out of print, and has become a Rap fan collector’s item—with original CD and vinyl pressings drawing three figures.

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Late yesterday (March 21), the member of the HRSMN (a/k/a Four Horsemen) and Golden State Warriors MC groups announced plans for S.O.L.2: The Meltdown Begins with a video. Soul On Ice 2 will be a crowd-sourced album. Seeking $35,000 in backing, Ras Kass promises to unleash components relating to his debut, as well as new music. Included in the Indie Gogo offer are a new “retro” video to cult album cut “Nature Of The Threat,” and the official release of numerous 1995 recordings that did not make the Priority LP. Further, Ras Kass has touted plans to release material—legacy and new—that includes involvement from M.O.P., Styles P, Alchemist, Diamond D, Immortal Technique, Faith Evans, K-Rino, and Apollo Brown.

Additionally, Ras Kass allegedly plans to make Soul On Ice a trilogy of sorts. In May of 2016, he plans to release an EP, Intellectual Property. That work has names such as KRS-One, Kurupt, A-F-R-O, O.C., Bun B, Killah Priest, and more attached to it.

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The various pledge levels include rare music, physical formats of the new music, as well as extensive Soul On Ice-themed merchandise, ranging from t-shirts to sneakers. For more information, visit Ras Kass’ Soul On Ice 2 Indie Gogo page.

Other artists who have done album homages with legacy recordings attached include AZ (Do Or Die: 15th Anniversary), Nas (Illmatic XX), and Mobb Deep (The Infamous Mobb Deep).

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