Many students of hip-hop consider Ras Kass one of the most lyrically gifted and intellectually challenging rappers of all time. Never heard of him? Well, his career-long refusal to operate within music industry paradigms probably explains why he isn't a household name like Tupac or Snoop Dogg.
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Ras Kass Is a Counterpoint to Lingering Stereotypes About West Coast Rap