Masta Ace


Masta Ace

As one of the most imaginative, narrative and prolific lyricists ever to emerge from the mean streets of Brooklyn USA, his albums are like mini-movies. As a matter of fact, the man has been born, and re born, and born yet again. In his 1988 lyrical debut, he took a stand along side Big Daddy Kane, Kool G. Rap and Craig G on hip hop’s most important posse cut, ‘The Symphony’. His first full length album, the Marley Marl produced Take A Look Around (1990), established the rookie emcee as a sophisticated voice from the ghetto. Slaughtahouse (1993) was an ingenious conversation with hip hop, as Ace and his incorporated crew took on the entire gangsta rap genre. In 1995, his Sittin’ On Chrome LP unified American car culture as a celebration of rims and rides and rap music. Then after a 6 year hiatus, Ace caught the world off guard with the epic Disposable Arts (2001). This classic theme album, complete with plot, main characters and score, played like a feature film on wax. A Long Hot Summer, (2004), was the prequel to Disposable Arts.  He’s released three more albums since 2004, with his latest, Son of Yvonne, being a dedication to his mother.

Rhymes: Chic “Good Times,” Slick Rick and Dougie Fresh “La Di Da Di,” and Green Day “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”


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Songs from this Interview:

Chic “Good Times”

Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight”

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince “Live at Union Square 1986”

Slick Rick & Dougie Fresh “La Di Da Di”

Masta Ace ft. MC Paul Barman “Roommates Meet”

Masta Ace “Rollin’ Wit Umdadda”

Marley Marl ft. Big Daddy Kane, Craig G., Kool G. Rap & Masta Ace “The Symphony”

Masta Ace “Enuff”

Masta Ace “Slaughtahouse”

Green Day “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”

Earth, Wind & Fire “C’Mon Children”

Masta Ace “Movin’ On”

Masta Ace & MF Doom “Nineteen Seventy Something”

Masta Ace “No Regrets”

Freddie Gibbs “Born 2 Roll”

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