West Coast rhymesayer Ras Kass continues to
keep fans in mind as he gears up for the release of his forthcoming album Institutionalized Vol.II.
The project is the latest in a string of albums from Ras Kass, who first emerged
on the scene with his 1996 debut Soul On
Ice. Since then, the California
native has cemented his status as a fixture in the West Coast Hip-Hop scene
with his 1998 follow-up Rasassination
and appearances on various mixtapes.
Institutionalized Vol. II comes after
Ras Kass 'Institutionalized Vol. 1.Revenge
of the Spit, a 27-song mixtape that was released independently in February
The new Babygrande Records album was
originally slated to come out in the summer of 2006, but was put on hold in
light of the rapper's lawsuit against Capital/EMI Records.
The label later released Ras Kass from his recording contract following the
settlement of the suit in 2007.
Ras Kass is currently serving time at the Pitchess Detention Center North
Facility in Castaic, Ca. after his Oct. 29, 2007 arrest in Palmdale,
California, for violating his probation by
leaving California to attend the BET Hip-Hop
Awards in Atlanta.
Ras Kass' Instinutionalized Vol. II
is scheduled to hit stores on August 5th.