Soul on Ice (album)

Soul on Ice is the debut album by West Coast emcee Ras Kass, released on October 1, 1996, under Priority Records.[1] The album was produced by Ras Kass,[2] as well as DJ Battlecat, Vooodu, Bird, Michael Barber, Michael Schlesinger, and Reno Delajuan. Fellow West Coast rapper Coolio makes the only guest appearance on the album on the song "Drama." The album's title is a reference to Black Panther member Eldridge Cleaver's 1968 book Soul on Ice. Two charting singles were released from the album, "Anything Goes" and "Soul on Ice." It has been praised for its complex lyricism and lush production. The Source magazine noted in 1996, that Ras Kass was "the West Coast's answer to Nas".

Soul on Ice
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1, 1996
Recorded1994-96
GenreWest Coast hip hop, hardcore rap, political hip hop, underground hip hop
Length63:05
LabelPatchwerk/Priority
0499 2 50529 2 3
P2-50529
Producer
Ras Kass chronology
Soul on Ice
(1996)
Rasassination
(1998)
Singles from Soul on Ice
  1. "Miami Life"
    Released: March 20, 1996
  2. "Anything Goes"
    Released: July 16, 1996
  3. "Soul on Ice"
    Released: November 26, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link
AltRap9/10 stars link
MVRemixReview9.5/10 stars link
Rap Pages5/5 stars link[permanent dead link]
RapReviews8.5/10 stars link
Stylus Magazine5/5 stars link
The Source3/5 stars link[dead link]
Vibe5/5 stars link[dead link]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."On Earth as It Is..."Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass4:43
2."Anything Goes "Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass5:49
3."Marinatin'"Battlecat4:05
4."Reelishymn"Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass4:27
5."Nature of the Threat"Vooodu7:43
6."Etc."Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass3:12
7."Sonset"Michael "Flip" Barber, Michael Schlesinger, Ras Kass and Reno Delajuan6:00
8."Drama" (featuring Coolio)Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass3:46
9."The Evil That Man Do"Vooodu6:10
10."If/Then"Michael "Flip" Barber and Ras Kass4:50
11."Miami Life"Michael "Flip" Barber and Ras Kass4:06
12."Soul on Ice"Lamont "Bird" Holdby3:42
13."Ordo Abchao (Order Out of Chaos)"Vooodu4:30

SamplesEdit

Anything Goes

Reelishymn

Drama

Etc.

If/Then

Marinatin'

On Earth as It Is...

Sonset

Soul on Ice

The Evil That Men Do

Ordo Abchao (Order Out of Choas)

ChartsEdit

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 169
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ras Kass :: Soul On Ice :: Patchwerk Recordings/Priority Records". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  2. ^ "Soul on Ice by Ras Kass". Genius. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  3. ^ "Ras Kass Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ras Kass Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2016.