Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Ras Kass "Jack Frost" (1995)

More Ras Kass (it doesn't get much better than Ras Kass in the mid-90's). Don't know if this cut was ever "officially" released (like "Won't Catch Me Runnin"), found a bootleg of it a few years back. One of the few Christmas songs you can listen to year-round, Ras Kass gives "Nature of the Threat"-treatment (i.e. his own reasoned dissection of convention) to the Christmas holidays.

I've never figured out who did the original beat for "Jack Frost", shit is dope like everything he was rhyming over those days; Nat King Cole never sounded so forboding. Lyrically, Ras Kass mixes up the battle rhymes, punchlines and stabs at tradition:

My mind avalanches expressions
and from papa's erection and mama's C-section
before nore plant contraception conception
The only exception was the immaculate deception
Cause contrary to what my bereaved mother believes,
Jesus was conceived by a mitocondrial Eve
I leave gangrene when I slang knees below zero,
So n*ggas better bring more "Heat" than Al Pacino and Robert De Niro

The "Anything Goes" remix and "Live from C-Arson" were on the bootleg as well, and I include them here, along with the "Jack Frost" instrumental.


Anonymous grantp said...

i remember the original drama on the FTC skate vid.. but other than that i havent seen it...

nice post

2:03 AM  
Blogger Krooked1 said...

damn keep dropping the dope shit man

2:38 AM  
Blogger djespionage said...

thanks...got a reaaaally bad quality dub of it on cassette, never been able to track down a better version. shit sounded so much better with the original sample (as opposed to the later mix)

10:20 PM  
Blogger Rube said...

thanks alot man.
the links to the 2 radio show clips are dead, can you re-up those...

8:23 AM  

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