It’s been 22 years, 8 months, 18 days since Ras Kass released his magnum opus, Soul On Ice (the album featuring “Nature of the Threat” for you next-gen YouTubers).
HipHopDX can now reveal that the West Coast vet’s long-awaited sequel, Soul On Ice 2 is completed and will be released sooner than later. And to preview the album’s diversity, the first single, “Guns N Roses” featuring appropriately aggressive verses from Styles P and Lil Fame, showcases the same type of East Coast grit that was prevalent during the time of the original album’s heyday.
“I wasn’t even sure I would ever even try to approach Soul On Ice 2 but after nearly 25 years, this is my Silver Anniversary,” Ras Kass tells HipHopDX. “I needed to take inventory and see how I had changed (if any) and how our society had improved (did it really?).”
“I’m thankful to everyone who helped me make a true sequel that really serves as my ‘New Beginning'”.
The upcoming project also sports contributions from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Pete Rock, Diamond D and more. Check down below for the HipHopDX-premiered cover art and tracklist of Soul Of Ice 2 ahead of its July 26, 2019 release date.
1. Silver Anniversary (prod. Twiz the Beat Pro)
2.Grammy Speech (f. viola solo by Christen Lien) (prod. Diamond D
3 Midnight Sun (f. CeeLo Green) (prod. The Olympicks)
4 F.L.Y. (prod. DJ Green Lantern)
5 Street Superstar (prod. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
6 White Power (f. Immortal Technique)
7. Shark Week
8. Wxt Thv Shxts (prod. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
9. The Long Way (f. Everlast)
10 Guns N Roses (f. Styles P & Lil Fame)
11, LL Cool J (f. Snoop Dogg)
12. Trapped Music
13. Gingivitis w/ Jamo Gang (El Gant, J57, Ras Kass)
14. Can U Feel It (prod. Pete Rock)
15. Opioid Crisis