Soul on Ice (album)

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Soul On Ice
Soulonice.jpg
Studio album by Ras Kass
Released October 1, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
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[dead link][permanent dead link]
RapReviews 8.5/10 stars link
Stylus Magazine 5/5 stars link
The Source 3/5 stars link[dead link][dead link]
Vibe 5/5 stars link[dead link][dead link]

Soul On Ice is the critically acclaimed debut album by West Coast emcee Ras Kass, released on October 1, 1996, under Priority Records. The album 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."

It has been praised for its complex lyricism and lush production.

The Source magazine noted in 1996, that Ras Kass was "the West Coast's answer to Nas".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "On Earth As It Is..." Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass 4:43
2. "Anything Goes" Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass 5:49
3. "Marinatin'" Battlecat 4:05
4. "Reelishymn" Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass 4:27
5. "Nature of the Threat" Vooodu 7:43
6. "Etc." Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass 3:12
7. "Sonset" Michael "Flip" Barber, Michael Schlesinger, Ras Kass and Reno Delajuan 6:00
8. "Drama" (featuring Coolio) Lamont "Bird" Holdby and Ras Kass 3:46
9. "The Evil That Man Do" Vooodu 6:10
10. "If/Then" Michael "Flip" Barber and Ras Kass 4:50
11. "Miami Life" Michael "Flip" Barber and Ras Kass 4:06
12. "Soul On Ice" Lamont "Bird" Holdby 3:42
13. "Ordo Abchao (Order Out of Chaos)" Vooodu 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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[1] 169
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[2] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ras Kass – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Ras Kass. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Ras Kass – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Ras Kass. Retrieved August 11, 2016.