19 Jul 2011
Ras Kass on “Nature Of The Threat” 15 Years Later
Legendary west coast emcee Ras Kass recorded the song “Nature Of The Threat” as Track 5 on his 1996 debut album, Soul On Ice. The song gained attention for expressing controversial views on religion, homosexuality, and the history of Western civilization. The song is a spellbinding journey through human history and the comings and goings of civilizations, delivered from an Afrocentric standpoint. Many of the bold claims were refuted at the time, and few would have the time to research the validity due to the amount of deep subjects on display. Regardless of the critics, Ras Kass recorded a truly memorable contribution to hip hop with “Nature Of The Threat”.