Related Information for Ras Kass John Austin IV,(born September 25, 1976 in Carson, California), is better known by his stage name Ras Kass.He released his debut album Soul on Ice in 1996e album built up considerable hype through the release of several independent singles, including "Remain Anonymous" and "Won't Catch Me Runnin'." Soul on Ice saw little commercial success but was adored by the hip-hop underground, which appreciated both his sharp battle rhymes and his militant Afrocentricity.. read more