Press Release: Los Angeles rapper Ras Kass, regarded by many as one of the most lyrically gifted MCs to ever pick up a microphone, has joined forces with EMPIRE Distribution to release his upcoming projects. Ras has spent the last few years cultivating a loyal underground following with releases such as “A.D.I.D.A.S.” in 2010, the “Engangered Lyricist” series as well as “Spit No Evil” with Doc Hollywood earlier this year. With the support of EMPIRE’s distribution and marketing machine, he is looking to expand his outreach and further solidify his legacy.
EMPIRE has been behind many of the last years’ stellar Hip-Hop and R&B releases, including Kendrick Lamar’s “Section.80″, Snoop Dogg’s “Stoner’s EP”, Phonte’s “Charity Starts At Home”, Crooked I’s “In None We Trust”, ScHoolboy Q’s “Setbacks” and The Foreign Exchange’s “Authenticity”. With a strong roster including Fat Joe, N.O.R.E., Tego Calder�n, J Boog, Andre Nickatina, Messy Marv, Too Short and Slum Village, Ras will be in good company at EMPIRE.
Fans can expect two projects from Ras Kass before the end of the year, starting with the “P.U.M.A.” EP, which will include production from Alchemist and Klasic among others. The EP will be followed by “F.I.L.A.“, Ras’ upcoming full-length album, which will have several surprise guests and producers that cannot be revealed at press time.
Expect the first single off the “F.I.L.A.” EP, “Sushi“, to be released in August along with a video. More news to follow very soon.