California MC Ras Kass’ debut album Soul On Ice turns 20 this year, and he’s looking for fan support to bring the sequel Soul On Ice 2 to life.
Ras has taken to Indiegogo to crowd fund the album, asking for $35,000 to complete what he calls the SOI trilogy (a prequel called Intellectual Property along with SOI 2). “Partly consisting of previously unreleased vintage 1995 recordings and audio, rare remixes, some remixes from legendary hip hop producers, and brand new tracks inspired by SOI,” the description on the site says. “Already completed tracks include features & production from artists such as Diamond D, Immortal Technique, V. Bozeman, K-Rino, Apollo Brown, Alchemist, Vinnie Paz, Styles P, MOP, Faith Evans, and more.”
The money raised is going toward mastering, promotion, three videos, and features from the likes of DJ Premier, RZA, Anderson .Paak, Justice League, Mos Def, L’Orange, Thundercat, and more. Perks include downloads and physical copies of the new projects, shirts, socks, and autographed copies of the original SOI, so don’t sleep. Check the first single “Downward Spiral” featuring Freddie Foxxx & Onyx below and his Sway In The Morning interview above: