News: Ras Kass Says Rappers Should Kill Dr. Dre Dreams, "Why Would You Put Your Destiny In Another Man's Hands?" [Video]
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 11:20AM
West Coast rap veteran Ras Kass recently spoke on the amount of hope emcees put into Dr. Dre helping their careers.
According to Kass, too many rappers expect the Doc to cater to their needs.
"Too many n*ggas sit around waiting for n*ggas to save them," Kass said in an interview. "I'm from LA man, every n*gga think Dr. Dre is gonna save them. Well Dr. Dre is busy doing what he's doing and why would you put your destiny in another man's hands anyway? No disrespect to Dr. Dre, it's disrespect to yourself to just wait for another man. Get your hustle on, grind out, learn from your mistakes and learn from your successes and do the best you can and eventually something's gotta give, that's my philosophy." (The Source)
As of late, R&B singer Ashanti has been working with Dre in the studio.
"On the way 2 the lab!!! flyin dwn santa monica I think we took like 3 red lights lol!!! ( U guys dnt do tht tho) lol!!!," she wrote Wednesday (January 27). "@only1NOTTZ heyyyyyy!!!!! Wz crackin!! We gotta link up I'm in LA now jus leavin the lab!!!! Awwwwwww sh*t its a problem!!!!! Me DR. DRE & GAME in the lab ohhhhhhh booooooy this is a SMMMMIZAAASHHH!!!!!http://tweetphoto.com/9709437 & @ihategame jus debo'd my cup of tea!!!!! Smh!!! Lol!!! & of course @LTHUTTON is in the mothaf*#kin buildin!!! Hollaaa!!!" (Ashanti's Twitter)
Dre has also been tied up handling his recent Beats headphones venture.
"Basically just staying behind sound," Dre said about his venture into Beats. "I'm not that deep into fashion or anything like that so I don't think I could be able to do that to the best of my abilities. So sound, I know that. So I can always make something sound good. That's why this is just a perfect fit. It just feels organic." (Black Tree TV)
Last fall, Ras Kass spoke on his short-lived rap beef with former Aftermath artist, Game.
"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)
Check out Ras Kass' interview below: