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Ras Kass - Soul On Ice --review pls
« on: August 01, 2002, 06:38:39 PM »
could any one post a good review on this album please, it would be really appreciated

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Re: Ras Kass - Soul On Ice --review pls
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2002, 09:44:11 PM »
Yo, ill do one later on tonight.
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Re: Ras Kass - Soul On Ice --review pls
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2002, 01:47:37 AM »
Yo, dogg. Sorry i totally forgot i agrred to do a review for Soul on ice (i must of been high when i made the post). Ill do it tommorow, i'm tired now. Peace.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2002, 02:35:10 PM »
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Yo, dogg. Sorry i totally forgot i agrred to do a review for Soul on ice (i must of been high when i made the post). Ill do it tommorow, i'm tired now. Peace.


thats coo
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Re: Ras Kass - Soul On Ice --review pls
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2002, 05:31:41 AM »


Ras Kass - Soul On Ice.

1) On Earth As it is....
"I ain't never seen an angel, virgin bitches with halos But my secular metaphysical theology is fatal"

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As soon as i heard the starting of this track i knew i was in for something i'd never heard before.. Lyricaly this track was a beast. Dark melow beats accompanies ras rhyming about god, satan amongst other things. Brilliant track and a great way to start the album off.
Rating - 5/5

2) Anything Goes.
I like the beat on this, real calm with some women humming in the background. Ras comes with nice lyrics on this, and i love the skit on the end of this track. Ras sings a bit of michael jacksons "Human Nature" great stuff.
"She fucked for a Jack in the crack cheese cake" LOL
Rating - 5/5

3) Marinatin'
Ras goes all lovey on us on this track and its nice track to chill to. As before the beat is very calm with bubble sounds in the background, while ras rhymes about chilling with women and doing his stuff.
Rating - 4.5/5

4) Reelishymn
I LOVE THIS TRACK. The beat is great but i think for a track like this the beat should have been different and more upbeat. Ras raps about the rap industry and how its fucked up.

"Make a radio hit - headz criticize it; Underground classic - nobody buys it: So, rap is fucked And everything blowing up sounds redundant"

"Cuz true lyricists in hip-hop Joe Public be dissin Niggas don't relate Elevate and its treated like elevator music Cuz' nigga don't listen But ridicle is the burden of genius Have you ever seen this socioeconomic gullitine rip?"

The stuff ras says is pure amazing and this is one of my fav tracks on the album at the mo.
Rating -5/5

5) Nature Of The Threat.
This is the track everyone talks about when this album is brought up and its easy to see why. This track is basicaly a 7 minute track about the history of White people and how they are racist and oppressed blacks and other races. Lyricaly this track is a masterpiece imo. Great yet simple beat with no chorus and definetly not for people who are easily affended.

"Jesus Christ! Time for some-act-right, Christians get your facts right Cause Christ was not his name That's Greek for "One who is anointed" Yoshua Ben Yosef was his name, do Christians know this? So who do you praise, do you know his name? Or do you do this in vain?"
Rating - 5/5

6) ETC
Whoa this is tight, Ras raps fast over a dark, grimy beat and tares up with some great lyrics.
Rating - 5/5

7) Sonset
DEADLY, great dark beat and on this track basicaly ras kass fucks up the east coast. He rhymes about east coast artists thinking they are superior to other artists in other coasts. All im saying is if Ras was involved in the eastcoast/westcoast beef, he would of fucked up the east good and proper..

"So why these niggas actin' like Since they live in the state
That rap originates.  They automatically, all time greats?
It takes classic material to phat shit Not proof of New York residence and an accent Who expresses the freshest the
West Coast was ressurcted By me, I'm the mother fuckin' man like homo erectus So why it matter where rap started
If I wanted to hear from asshole I would have farted"
Rating -5/5

8) Drama (ft Coolio)
This has a great uplifting beat to this track unlike the rest of the album which has a dark feel to it. Coolio does the hook and a verse and both rap about girls getting with artists and getting played out.
Rating - 4.5/5

9) The Evil That Men Do
BRILLIANT, quick little intro to the track then ras comes in all hard talking about his life and his family. Another great but kinda dark beat.

"In eighty-one I remember the night
I covered myself with baby powder, so my black ass could be light Cause God is white, and Bo Derek is a ten
I hate my black skin, it's just a sin to be a nigga"
Rating - 5/5

10) If/Then
The only track i don't feel that much, the beat is ok with some mad flute sound in the background. Ras comes nice with the lyrics but the track i find quite boring.
Rating - 3/5

11) Miami Life
I love this beat its amazing, nice piano starts it off with a nice bass line kicking in. In the vid for this Coolio plays the piano which is cool. This track is obviously about life in miami and lyricaly is tight. Ras Ain't from miami but this track was made for a soundtrack for a film (can't remember which one) so stuff he raps about is releated to the film.
Rating - 5/5

12) Soul On Ice (Diamond D Remix)
This is the version i got hold of first and put on my album. Nice beat with ras covering more race issues and how ppl don't keep it real in hip hop, personaly i prefer this version to the soul on ice original. This version has a new beat and all new lyrics.
Rating - 5/5 (the original version i'd give 4.5/5)

13) Orda Abchao (Order out of Chaos)
Brilliant. Nice beat with someone saying the title of the track in the background. Ras rhymes about everything from racism, history, the government and does is SOO WELL.
Rating -5/5

Overall - 5/5
I love this album and is possibly my fav album ever. Lyricaly i have yet to hear any album touch this and yes that includes anything by Nas/Jay/wu members etc. People complain about the beats alot when this album is mentioned but i think they are tight as hell coz i love that whole dark style of production. The funny thing is this album imo neither sound east or west and is probably one of the reasons people hate the beats.
 

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Re: Ras Kass - Soul On Ice --review pls
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2002, 08:50:07 AM »
Tight review man - I was thinking in work today that I'd put a review together when I got in, but you spoke my mind for me on most of these tracks.

It's hands-down one of the most intelligent albums in hip-hop. Thematically Ras can't be touched here - he has a gift that most people mention when talking about Pac, and that's to cover every conceivable emotion and topic without compromising his character. Anyone that can go from analysing street life in biblical language on "As It Is In Heaven" to narrating a lazy day on "Marinatin" and then discuss his own life as honestly as "Evil That Men Do" just refuses to be pigeon-holed.

I can't see why people hate on the beats. They're perfectly understated - Ras doesn't need flashy production gimmicks of wack club tracks (like he used way too many times on the follow-up CD, unfortunately). In my opinion, the beats on "Marinatin", "Sunset" and "Evil Men Do" are all five-mic hits.

Like Tash says y'all - five out of five, ten out of ten, five mics, two thumbs up, however you say it. It pushed the envelope. After the wackness that was 80% of Rassassination, I don't think dude will ever reach this height again, but with "Nature of the Threat" alone his legacy is cemented. Classic
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2002, 08:59:57 AM »
I agree with you all the way Lord_Funk.

Its amazing coz he covers so many topics in a single track so effortlessly and the beats and his flow are spot on.

Rasassination was one hell of a disappointment but it still had some great tracks on it but i've read so many interviews and articles about ras. Fact is "Soul On Ice" sold very badly and i'd even go as far as to say DAZ will sell more copies of "This Life I Lead" by the end of this year than ras has sold copies of Soul on ice since its release. THAT IS BAD.

I'm probably one of those few ppl who still respects ras even though he is trying his hardest to go commercial. Coz in reality thats all he's got left, soul on ice sold nothin but lyricaly imo is better than your "Ready to Die", "illmatic" or "Reasonable Doubt".

We'll never see another album like this off ras, coz ppl don't care. Ras has no choice but to make albums like rasassination and van gogh (bootlegg). I wish he wouldn't but im gonna support him all the way..

This album is straight up classic, regardless what people say.
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2002, 09:54:56 AM »
Damn; thinking about this has just made me want to analyse Ras's whole career. My mind's spinning between all my deadlines at work and putting together a review of Rasassination.

Fuck it, give me til the end of the weekend , and I'll have one done.  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2002, 05:30:24 PM »
damn, i've always slept on ras...i'm going out and buying both his albums asap, peace.
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2002, 01:07:41 PM »
Thanks a lot for the dope reviewe catastrophe, that was a dope review, im really feeling Soul On Ice lyrically, its a dope album that ppl should listen to.

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2002, 01:56:26 PM »
OMG, i just heard the soul on ice remix, and tha shit is dope

omg

ras kass is dope
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2002, 04:06:32 PM »
Thanks for the props if you want i could review the soul on ice "Pre-release" album. I got the full thing all 11 tracks, none of which ever made the soul on ice album but were very good.

Many of which would have been AMAZING on the released version of soul on ice..

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2002, 05:45:32 PM »
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yes do that please!!!!! Where did you get this,
During the last few years I have become a huge Ras Kass fan.
I have Soul on Ice and it is amazing
Rassassination is good
Van Gogh the bootleg is also tight

Please review the unreleased version of Soul on Ice
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2002, 09:56:21 PM »
yea that would be gr8 man, a whole new review for the remixed album version. Also, could i please get the track listing for the songs cause i need to download them.

thanx
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2003, 12:09:57 PM »
way overrated...boring album...3.5/5
 

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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2003, 10:37:15 AM »
lyrics were 10/10
 

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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2003, 07:13:11 PM »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
glad to see u finally got this cd realizm, or did u have it already lol lol

anyways i play this cd weekly cause Ras Kass is a genious on the mic

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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2003, 11:11:28 AM »
yeah homie i finally got this shit. Now i could stop searching.  I will be getting another copy of Soul On Ice sealed! pretty soon. Do you have a burned copy or the original?
 

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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2003, 01:02:23 PM »
i got it OG, luckily i got it while in was not OOP, if not i would have a paid a grip of $$$ for it
 

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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2003, 02:14:49 AM »
thanks for the review



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