Saturday, September 29, 2007
Masta Ace is coming to Australia
Pic from Overkill
'Masta Ace has always managed to remain current and totally classic in the exact same breath. 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. These two “flicks”, were connected, and although Ace was the only actual recurring character, the storylines blended together in a well thought out arrangement.
In 2004 he announced that “…Summer” would be his fifth and final solo album. It seems that he was planning a unique and different way to continue making contributions to Hip Hop. Ace has teamed up with Wordsworth, Punchline and Stricklin to form the new group EMC. All three were featured heavily on his last two releases and the chemistry that resulted was undeniable. The album, "The Show" will be released this summer on M3 Records, an upstart independent label formed by Ace and his partners “Filthy Rich” and “DJ Rob”.' (From the official Masta Ace My Space page)
Seriously I can't wait for this tour.
DJ Flo Fader
29/11/2007 - the Gailic Theatre, Sydney
30/11/2007 - HQ Complex, Adelaide
01/12/2007 - the Gershwin Room @ the Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne
Discographies and further information:
Masta Ace on Discogs
Wordsworth on Discogs
EMC on My Space
The official Masta Ace My Space page
Wordsworth on My Space
DJ Flo Fader on My Space
M3 Hip Hop
The official Masta Ace site.
Masta Ace on You Tube
Masta Ace - "Me & the Biz"
Masta Ace ft. Lord Digga - "Saturday Night Live"
Masta Ace Inc - "INC Ride"
Masta Ace - "Days Are Longer"
Masta Ace performing "Beautiful"
Marco Polo ft. Masta Ace - "Nostalgia"
EMC - "What It Stand For?"
EMC - "4 Brothers"