Ras Kass Home From Prison

Rapper Ras Kass has

been released from Corcoran State Prison in California, after serving almost 2

yearsfor a third DUI conviction.

The rapper was

released on December 21, 2004.

In January of 2003,

Ras Kass was supposed to surrender to California authorities to serve a mandatory

9 months for the conviction.

Instead of surrendering,

the rapper went on the run to protest what he labeled a “slave”

deal with Priority Records.

His flight sparked

conversation in Hip-Hop circles of his whereabouts. In May of 2003, he finally

surrendered to authorities, after spending 5 months on the run.

Ras Kass’

highly anticipated CD Goldyn Chyld was never released by Priority,

as was the case with his anticipated album Van Gogh, which was shelved

due to rampant internet bootlegging.

In May, lawyers

representing Ras Kass filed a civil complaint in the Los Angeles County Superior

Court against Priority Records.

The rapper’s

lawsuit alleged that Priority breached their agreement, by distributing two

of the four albums Ras Kass recorded over a period of 9 years.

“I want what

is fair; all I want is to create great music, have the proper team behind me,

and be the artist that I am,” Ras Kass said in a previous statement. “I

am prepared to do what it takes in order to be released from this ugly situation.”

Litigation in the

case continues.