Ras Kass' Van Gogh Delayed


Kass' 3rd LP, Van Gogh, has been pushed

back until spring 2002 due to online bootlegging, according

to reps at Priority Records. The Cali rapper is currently

recording new songs for the LP, which was originally

slated to drop Nov. 6th. The Van Gogh album has

been the subject of controversy for some time, first

starting with a beef between Ras Kass and producer Alchemist,

over the cut "Home Sweet Home," on Ras album.

For one reason or another, the beat was sold to Ras

and Jadakiss, who used it on his cut, "We Gon Make



important to me that people who go out and buy my albums

are getting tracks they can't get anywhere else,"

Ras Kass said. "The best way to make that happen

is to record some new songs. I'm making plans to work

with some producers I haven't worked with before and

that's exciting."

Ras' latest

video, which features Doggystyle/MCA artist Kokane,uses

a portion of Ras' version of the before launching into

"Back It Up," which also features Xzibit in

the video. Ras

is also working on The Golden State Project, with Saafir

and Xzibit. That album, titled The Coast Is Clear,

is also due in 2002 on Xzibit's Open Bar Entertainment.

Here is

the Van Gogh track listing as it currently stands:

1. Hot Game

2. Goldyn Child

3. Back It Up (w/ Kokane)

4. Kiss U

5. Kick Rocks (w/ Tray Dee)

6. 4 Much (w/ Nate Dogg, Bad Azz & Tash)

7. What U Want (w/ Mike City)

8. Is This Love

9. Sex (w/ Jelly Roll & Xzibit)

10. N.B.A. (w/ Xzibit & Saafir)

11. One Night

12. Ah-Ha

13. Root Of Evil (w/ Kokane)

14. Van Gogh

15. T.V. Guide