Nationwide — For many years, true Hip Hop heads from coast to coast and worldwide have been asking: “What’s happened to our music?” The original Hip Hop aesthetic has given way to auto-tuned banality and clichéd lyrics. But one duo is planning on changing things. They are Mista Lawnge and Ras Kass, known collectively as The White Crows. West Coast rapper and lyricist Ras Kass and East Coast producer Mista Lawnge (once of legendary Hip Hop group Black Sheep) want to bring back the true essence and spirit of Hip Hop. They want to mix true lyrical talent with an original sampling skill and, most importantly, do it with style and a smile.
And this month, the dynamic duo has followed up with a pair of cuts that will have headphones and dance floors alike blowing up across the nation.
‘Something R.E.A.L’ is a lyric driven track with Ras Kass’ inimitable flow backed by a sampled chorus courtesy of Boy George and the Culture Club. ‘Far From Good’ meanwhile is the misleading title of the flip side of that record. This is a track that has DJs buzzing. Its music that no less of an authority than Hip Hop Bible which The Source describes as “Ambrosia for Heads”. You don’t get better recommendations than that!
But these tunes are just the start for the group. There is an album in the works. The release date has yet to be announced, but the hip hop nation can’t wait. After all this time, a true successor to the spirit of Tribe, Rakim and the Wu has arrived. Its name is The White Crows.