Ras Kass

Mar 17, 2024

12:05am – 12:35am CT


This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Saturday, March 16at Rozco's

Ras Kass is a Legacy Artist., a Hip Hop purists' archetype & a rappers worst nightmare; Dr Dre has called him a Superstar. Ice Cube consistently ranks him as a Top 5 lyricist. his nom de plume is literally "Your favorite rappers' , Favorite Rapper".
He has always been considered criminally underrated - which simply means He Has Not Been Given The Right Team Framework & Proper Exposure.
He is a lyricist, published author, Exec Producer, SAG actor, ghost writer, Voice over actor, music consultant, Public Speaker and Urban Philosopher.
Ras recently received a B+ GPA in the recently-Viral "Hip Hop Report Card" from Old School Legend, Kool Moe Dee.

He's worked with the greats: DJ Quik to Dj Premiere, The Rza to Kanye West; from Apollo Brown, The Alchemist to multiple Grammy award winning funk producer Jack Splash. and collaborated with elite rappers like Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, Mobb Deep, Nipsey Hussle, Jay Z, 2Chainz, The Lox, Talib Kweli, Too Short and too many more to name

born in Watts, California as John R. Austin IV.
In 1996 he had twin sons (Ras and Taj) with R&B and soul singer-songwriter Teedra Moses;
The twins are now half the member buzzing new group called Coast

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Los Angeles, CA, United States
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