Video: Ras Kass Explains “Nature Of The Threat”

November 27, 2012 1 comment

Ras Kass’ “Nature Of The Threat” is easily his most well-known song. It’s a hip hop classic known for his 7 minute and 43 second long (no hook) delivery of his afrocentric philosophy/historical perspective. This song bugged me out when I first heard it. Historically accurate or not, the lyrics are unlike any other hip hop song before or after.

Over 15 years after the song’s debut, Rap Genius‘s Nicole (who has been to Africa) had Ras Kass go inside the lines and behind the music (with help of LA Stereo).