Soul on Ice (album)

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Soul On Ice
Studio album by Ras Kass
Released September 17, 1996
Recorded November, 1995 - August, 1996
Genre West Coast hip hop, hardcore rap, political hip hop, underground hip hop
Length 63:05
Label Patchwerk/Priority
0499 2 50529 2 3
P2-50529
Producer Bird
Ras Kass
Battlecat
Vooodu
Michael "Flip" Barber
Michael Schlesinger
Reno Delajuan
Ras Kass chronology
Soul On Ice
(1996)
Rasassination
(1998)
Singles from Soul on Ice
  1. "Miami Life"
    Released: March 20, 1996
  2. "Anything Goes"
    Released: July 16, 1996
  3. "Soul on Ice"
    Released: November 26, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
AltRap 9/10 stars link
MVRemixReview 9.5/10 stars link
Rap Pages 5/5 stars link
RapReviews 8.5/10 stars link
Stylus Magazine 5/5 stars link
The Source 3/5 stars link[dead link]
Vibe 5/5 stars link[dead link]

Soul On Ice is the critically acclaimed debut album by West Coast rapper Ras Kass. It was released on September 17, 1996, by Priority Records and was produced by Ras Kass, as well as DJ Battlecat, Vooodu, Bird, Michael Barber, Michael Schlesinger, and Reno Delajuan. Fellow West Coast rapper Coolio makes the only guest appearance on the album on the song "Drama." The album's title is a reference to Black Panther member Eldridge Cleaver's 1968 book Soul On Ice.

Two charting singles were released from the album, "Anything Goes" and "Soul on Ice."

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Length
1 "On Earth As It Is..." Bird 4:43
2 "Anything Goes" Ras Kass 5:49
3 "Marinatin'" DJ Battlecat 4:05
4 "Reelishymn" Bird, Ras Kass 4:27
5 "Nature of the Threat" Vooodu 7:43
6 "Etc." Bird, Ras Kass 3:12
7 "Sonset" Michael Barber, Michael Schlesinger, Ras Kass, Reno Delajuan 6:00
8 "Drama" (feat. Coolio) Bird, Ras Kass 3:46
9 "The Evil That Men Do" Vooodu 6:10
10 "If/Then" Michael Barber, Ras Kass 4:50
11 "Miami Life" Michael Barber, Ras Kass 4:06
12 "Soul on Ice" Bird 3:42
13 "Ordo Abchao (Order Out of Chaos)" Vooodu, Ras Kass (co-leader) 4:30

Samples[edit]

Anything Goes

Reelishymn

Drama

Etc.

If/Then

Marinatin'

On Earth as It Is...

Sonset

Soul on Ice

The Evil That Men Do

Album chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 169[1]
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soul on Ice - Ras Kass Billboard.com