John R. Austin IV (born September 25, 1973), better known by his stage name Ras Kass, is an American rapper. He returned as a member of the hip hop supergroup The HRSMN along with Canibus, Killah Priest, and Kurupt in 2014. Austin is a member of the group Golden State Warriors with Xzibit and Saafir. About.com ranked him No. 30 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987-2007), while Pitchfork Media called him “one of the best rappers of all time.”
Also Known As
The Waterproof Emcee Razzy
The HRSMN 40 Glocc Apollo Brown Bishop Lamont DJ Rhettmatic Saafir Xzibit
5ive7even Cre8yte Blackhouse Mello Re-Up Babygrande Capitol Priority Virgin Patchwerk Zoo Life Maverick
Rapper songwriter record producer
Carson, California, U.S.
United States of America