News: Ras Kass On Moving Past The Game, "He's A Stripper [&] Got Beat Up A Lot" [Video]
Monday, Oct 5, 2009 1:00PM
West Coast rap veteran Ras Kass recently spoke on his longstanding conflict with The Game and his inability to look past the Black Wall Street leader's publicized past to dead their issues.
Explaining why they got into a physical altercation over three years ago, Ras said Game's credibility came at the hands of Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
"Our basic issue was that some n*ggas brown nosed the n*ggas because he was very successful," Ras said in a phone interview. "I just knew his pedigree, I knew his background...He's a stripper and he had blue contacts and blond hair, he got beat up a lot. Yeah, he had a tongue ring. You know, 'Change of Heart,' he didn't have a tattoo, he had a Hawaiin shirt...That speaks volumes, I could see if that was like seven years ago but that was like, two years before he came out as the hardest n*gga on Earth. I was just like come on man, I'm not falling for it. A lot of n*ggas wasn't falling for it but n*ggas like to play the politics groupie game and they stay brown nosing n*ggas that's successful and because of the position 50 [Cent] put him in, since 50 didn't have anything else to do at the time, and obviously he saw the ear of that [laughs] real quick. He put this n*gga on, he took off and then showed his true colors. 50 didn't know his background, he was just a n*gga in the studio signed to [Dr.] Dre. He was a n*gga that could rap, not incredibly, but he could rap." (Street Disciplez Radio)
Game previously spoke on his physical altercation with Kass around December 2006.
"Aint nobody hit that dude but me, he's crazy talking about 30 people," Game explained in an interview. "I never had beef and never met Ras Kass, unless it was a quick exhange saying hello. He talked about my son by name. You can say what you want about me, but what does my son got to do with it? I seen the n*gga in the club. I walked up to him in the club and it was my man's birthday, so I didn't want to mess up his party. When the lights came on, at the end I asked him about the freestyle. He said it wasn't nothing, but he started in on that 'it's whatever I'm Ras Kass and I punched him in the face before he could finish...Ras Kass' career is over, I ended it with that one punch last night." (Hip Hop DX)
Fellow West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg also weighed in on the situation.
"I can't really get involved, but at the same time, they already know how I feel about the situation," Snoop added in December 2006. "I don't like it, approve of it or take anybody's side. I just feel like they should let it go and make hit records and figure how to get past that. If I don't like you, I don't have to say anything about you, I can just walk away from you. It's a lot of rappers in the West that don't like me, but they gotta respect my hand because I show respect rather than disrespect." (Def Sounds)
Since their feud has died down, Game has referenced Ras Kass as one of his various rap victims.
"My fans expect me to respond and I ain't lost a rap beef to date," Game said in an interview last July about Jay-Z. "He just really needs to sit his old a** down somewhere and let the new n*ggas make money...He knows if he goes to war with me, it's gonna be never-ending. From Joe Budden to Memphis Bleek to Ras Kass to Yukmouth to G-Unit as a staff, record label and group, I'm a one-man army man. I will tear you down. They will stop wearing Rocawear clothing." (103 Jams)
Check out Ras Kass speaking on The Game below: