5. "He was signed to Priority. That’s what went wrong" In response to Reply # 0 Thu Oct-04-18 11:25 AM by spirit
Priority never demonstrated the ability to market an artist like Ras. To be honest, he would have been better off staying indie with Patchwerk his first two albums, then approaching majors for marketing and distribution support for his third record. The demo version of Soul on Ice could have done very well as an indie record in 94. Then Ras could have approached labels from a position of power.
13. "west coast boom bap dudes seem allergic to lyricists" In response to Reply # 7
>...E Swift, J-Swift, Muggs, A-Plus, Madlib, Alchemist, Joey >Chavez etc ...dude was such a beast on the mic, but his >music didint always translate well to a lot of heads
Alchemist did one with Ras. A Plus pretty much sticks with Hieroglyphics. Ditto for E Swift and the Liks. Madlib seems to avoid giving beats to the best West Coast lyricists, even in his own Likwid Crew. It’s weird that the best producers out there never seem to get with the best lyricists. What would an Alchemist/Aceyalone combination sound like? We will never know, I guess.