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Ras Kass Talks Blasphemy LP, Working with Apollo Brown and Longevity in Rap

The idea of having one producer and one MC handle their respective duties on a project is not a new concept in Hip Hop. Quite frankly, that was the blueprint before the album-by-committee became the more accepted norm. This one-on-one formula has been making its way back into the culture with some efforts coming off forced, or contrived, and others finding the participants’ strengths melding into a cohesive offering, giving fans a project worthy of anticipation. Apollo Brown and Ras Kass’ latest effort falls into the latter category: a project that packs edgy beats with rewind-worthy rhymes. It’s what you’d expect from two artists that continue to build their careers on consistency, forgoing the trappings of commerce and dedicating themselves to the culture. This achievement becomes even more noteworthy because they don’t self-congratulate and provide excessive commentary about the struggle; they just get in and get busy throughout their new album Blasphemy. Aside from the headliners holding it down, the guest artists are well-placed and provide just the right compliment to the thematic feel of each record. In other words, Apollo and Ras supply the listener with a well-crafted album that harkens back to the Golden Era while remaining firmly rooted in the present. Ras Kass took the time to shed some light on his recording process and how he and Apollo crafted this latest project on Mello Music Group. You sound so at ease with this latest project. Explain how this comfort factor was developed working with Apollo Brown. ... Read More »

DJ JS-1: Interference (feat. Esoteric & Ras Kass)

“Interference” is the latest joint from DJ JS-1‘s It Is What It Isn’t project, that receives the free download treatment. The track features Esoteric and Ras Kass. Grab the full project via iTunes. Read More »

Apollo Brown & Ras Kass: Giraffe Pussy (Feat. Royce Da 5’9”, Xzibit, Bishop Lamont)

The duo of producer Apollo Brown and westcoast emcee Ras Kass are joined by the Royce The 5’9”, Xzibit and Bishop Lamont. The new single, with the illustrious title “Giraffe Pussy”, brings together the distinguished MCs to showcase their abilities over sixteen bars a piece. The new album, Blasphemy, comes out October 28th on Mello Music Group. Pre-Order Blasphemy here. Blasphemy by Apollo Brown & Ras Kass Read More »

Ras Kass & Apollo Brown: H20 (feat. Pharoahe Monch and Rakaa Iriscience)

So the news was dropped on us a couple weeks back that Ras Kass and Apollo Brown were collaborating to release an album together called “Blasphemy”. Today they drop the first single from the project which is called “H20”. This joint features Pharoahe Monch and Rakaa from Dilated Peoples making this track a heavy-hitting one. While I do wish Rakaa had a verse on this the track just goes and all three mesh together perfectly. The standard and bar for Blasphemy has been set keep it locked here to see where these two go. Read More »

Apollo Brown & Ras Kass Announce Blasphemy Collaboration Album

Mello Music Group just unveiled some huge news in the wee hours of the morning as Apollo Brown will be teaming up with veteran West Coast emcee Ras Kass for a collaboration album titled Blasphemy. This continues Apollo’s trend of emcee/producer collaborations as he’s done in the past with the likes of Guilty Simpson, O.C. & Boog Brown. It will surely be interesting to see how Ras Kass’ intense rhymes and vicious flow mesh with Apollo’s soulful beats. Blasphemy, which is scheduled to drop October 28th, can be pre-ordered now on iTunes and Mello Music Group’s store. And make sure you check out the full tracklist below as an impressive lineup of guests will be appearing on the project too. Tracklist: 01. Next Caller 02. How To Kill God 03. H2O (feat. Pharoahe Monch & Rakaa Iriscience) 04. Please Don’t Let Me 05. Strawberry 06. Giraffe Pussy (feat. Royce The 5’9″, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont) 07. Roses (feat. 4Rax) 08. Deliver Us From Evil 09. Too Much of a Good Thing (feat. Larina) 10. Animal Sacrifice 11. Humble Pi 12. 48 Laws Pt. 1 13. Francine 14. Drink Irish (feat. Slaine, Sick Jacken & Sean Price) 15. Bon Voyage Read More »

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