Soul on Ice
Soul on Ice
Studio album by Ras Kass


1 October 1996


Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, conscious hip hop




Priority Records/Patchwerk Recordings


Michael "Flip" Barber, DJ Battlecat, Reno Delajuan, Lamont "Bird" Holdby, B.J. Kerr (exec.), Ras Kass, Michael Schlesinger, Vooodu, Bob Whitfield (exec.)

Ras Kass chronology


Rasassination (1998)

Soul on Ice is the debut studio album by American rapper Ras Kass, released in 1996 on Priority Records and Patchwerk Recordings. The album's title is a reference to Black Panther Party member Eldridge Cleaver's 1968 book Soul on Ice. The album was produced by Ras Kass alongside DJ Battlecat, Vooodu, Lamont "Bird" Holdby, Michael Barber, Michael Schlesinger and Reno Delajuan. Its sole guest appearance is supplied by Coolio, who performs the hook and a verse on "Drama".

The album peaked at #169 on the US Billboard 200, and #35 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Its two singles, "Anything Goes" and "Soul on Ice", charted within the top 25 of the Hot Rap Songs chart. Soul on Ice was widely praised for Ras Kass' complex lyricism, but its production received a mixed response. 

Track listingEdit

All songs performed by Ras Kass, except for "Drama, performed by Ras Kass and Coolio.

No. Title Producer(s) Time
1. "On Earth As It Is..." Ras Kass, Lamont "Bird" Holdby 4:43
2. "Anything Goes" Ras Kass, Lamont "Bird" Holdby 5:49
3. "Marinatin'" DJ Battlecat 4:05
4. "Reelishymn" Ras Kass, Lamont "Bird" Holdby 4:27
5. "Nature of the Threat" Vooodu 7:43
6. "Etc." Ras Kass, Lamont "Bird" Holdby 3:12
7. "Sonset" Ras Kass, Michael "Flip" Barber, Michael Schlesinger, Reno Delajuan 6:00
8. "Drama" Ras Kass, Lamont "Bird" Holdby 3:46
9. "The Evil That Men Do" Vooodu 6:10
10. "If/Then" Ras Kass, Michael "Flip" Barber 4:50
11. "Miami Life" Ras Kass, Michael "Flip" Barber 4:06
12. "Soul on Ice" Lamont "Bird" Holdby 3:42
13. "Ordo Abchao (Order Out of Chaos)" Vooodu 4:30
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