80. Ras Kass "Remain Anonymous" (1994)
Album: Won't Catch Me Runnin'/Remain Anonymous-Single
Label: Patchwerk Recordings
Ras Kass often tops the thinking fan's shortlist for L.A.'s finest overlooked rapper of all time. But his maximum verbosity offers no easy entry point; only a dedicated B-boy or B-girl could engage the work of a rapper who demands his fans "witness my linguistics like a Muslim takes jihad." No chorus, just a lyrical lynching: "too many MCs get deals from who you're down with or where you represent." What? Where are we? How many unknown soldiers does it take to make up the West Coast underground? Hear Ras Kass namecheck Lorena Bobbitt. Now check yo dick!