(AllHipHop News) Revered Watts, California lyricist Ras Kass inked a deal with Big Bad 40's record label Zoo Life earlier this week. Ras Kass is currently in the studio preparing his debut album for Zoo Life, which is distributed worldwide by Fontana/Universal. Ive always been a fan of Ras Kass plus hes my homey," said Big Bad 40 aka 40 Glocc. "With me gaining the opportunity to have a real label with distribution I automatically want artists with good music to come eat with me.Ras Kass' last official release was in July of 2010, when he dropped A.D.I.D.A.S. (All Day I Dream About Spittin) with DJ Rhettmatic. The 26-track download featured a variety of artists, including Ice-T and David Banner, while production was handled by The Alchemist, DJ Babu, Mr. Porter and DJ Rhettmatic. According to 40 Glocc, signing Ras Kass was part of his plan to move his record label forward and develop the Zoo Life imprint into a powerhouse label. When you deal with corporate America, no one has time for excuses and you are held accountable for every little thing, thats gangsta to me," 40 Glocc said. "Its a say what you mean and mean what you say kind of business. Me building my own label has forced me to move forward in some areas that I can honestly say work for my own benefit. Im about getting this money every way possible, feel me, says 40 Glocc.No release date was available for Ras Kass' untitled Zoo Life debut.