On this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh converse with long-time friend and Kweli-collaborator Ras Kass. They discuss the MC’s legacy as a lyrical heavyweight on the west coast and he reflects on how he feels about his song “Nature Of A Threat” almost 25 years later. The trio also talks about the latest Ras Kass album “Soul On Ice 2” and how the original Soul on Ice album is more relevant today than ever.
Later, Ras talks about working with Dr. Dre while dealing with shady A&Rs. He details serving 21 months on a D.U.I. charge and what it was like for him being locked up. He also shares his experiences working on hood movie classics like “I Got The Hook Up” and outlines the emcees that had the most impact on his own rhyme style. Finally, Ras calls out the Royce da 5’9″‘s album “Book of Ryan” for being one of the best albums he has heard in years.
The entire conversation is often funny, peppered with surprises, and rich with insight as two of “your favorite MC’s favorite MCs” chop it up.