Ras Kass – Ready To Live (An Anthology of Lyricism) (Mixtape)
“Ready To Live” channels the classic Notorious B.I.G. LP with a life-affirming twist and is packed with 18 classics from Ras start in 1996 to now.
Since many casual rap fans don’t realize the depth of Ras Kass repertoire, these selections range from Soul On Ice all the way to Ras’ most recent work, including features with Wu-Tang Clans, Rza and Gza, KRS One, Nipsey Hussle, Snoop Doog, Jedi Mind Tricks, Apollo Brown, Sean Price and many others including an exclusive edit of SOI3 with the live scratches recorded when DJ Premier debuted the unofficial musical announcement of “Soul On Ice 2” on Shade 45.
Soul On Ice 2 releases in August 2019 and this free download (dropping via Bandcamp May 26) serves as a reminder of why Ras Kass is “You favorite rappers favorite Rapper”.