Ras Kass’ Soul On Ice 2 Involves Snoop, Pete Rock, Diamond D & Immortal Technique
For more than three years, Ras Kass has teased fans with a sequel to his cult-lauded 1996 debut, Soul On Ice. After an album trailer (with a fundraising drive) and a revival rendition of that Priority Records title track, “the Waterproof MC” takes a giant leap today (June 19). The Watts, California lyrical prophet announces that Soul On Ice 2 will release on July 26, and he unleashes its first official song, “Guns N Roses.” Making things even more exciting, the track is a cross-country collaboration with Styles P and Lil Fame.
The beat has the energy of a LOX or M.O.P. cut. Razzy kicks things off with a nasal and unapologetic verse. Fame tackles the chorus with a funeral chant before S.P. delivers a spirited set of bars.
In addition to Styles and Fizzy, the album involves Snoop Dogg (who reportedly also produces), Immortal Technique, Everlast, and CeeLo as well as production from Diamond D, Pete Rock, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and DJ Green Lantern, among others. Previously, Ras Kass worked with Mello Music Group on 2014’s acclaimed Apollo Brown collabo’ LP, Blasphemy.
The tracklist is as follows:
1. Silver Anniversary
2. Grammy Speech
3. Midnight Sun (feat. CeeLo Green)
5. Street Superstar
6. White P*wer (feat. Immortal Technique)
7. Shark Week
8. Wxt Thv Shxts
9. The Long Way (feat. Everlast)
10. G*ns N Roses (feat. Styles P & Lil Fame)
11. LL Cool J (feat. Snoop Dogg)
12. Trapped Music
13. Gingivitis w/ Jamo Gang (ElGant, J57 & Ras Kass)
14. Can U Feel It
15. Opioid Crisis
A press release also confirms a hidden track.
Fame and Styles collaborated last month on “The Professionals.”
In 2016, Ambrosia For Heads had a lengthy video discussion with Ras Kass surrounding the 20th-anniversary of Soul On Ice. That conversation and many others (including interviews and footage with Diamond D and Pete Rock) are available at AFH TV. We are currently offering free 30-day trials.