“Battle rap was a proving ground for me,” Ras Kass tells WatchLOUD.com in the next part of our interview. He recalls the days when he was a 14-year-old running the streets battling MCs for money. “They would take you and put money on you like Pitbull fights. Putting money on you. I talk about this on a song called ‘Animal Sacrifice.’ Sway and Tech would page me to come and battle people on The WakeUp Show.”
The waterproof MC goes on to talk about the time he tried to give his demo tape to KRS-ONE, watching an early Jay Z in a rhyme cypher and today’s battle MCs.
“I love the fact that Mook killed BET,” he adds. “That’s masterful and I respect their craft.”
Watch the full video above.