“Longevity” is from Koss’ brand new album, ‘Born To Live’, available on Below System Records. Cuts by DJ Grazzhoppa.
“Alone” is the third leak from King Mag’s upcoming album, ‘Everything Happens 4 A Reason’. Cuts by DJ Eclipse.
“All Alone” features Masta Ace and Torae and is from the new album by DJ Low Cut, ‘Dead End’, out now.
G Dot and Born drop a visual for their 2015 Masta Ace assisted track, “Ghetto Survivors”. Cuts by DJ Technic.
Growing up and teaching in an urban area, I can definitely relate to the message Masta Ace is delivering. Being the smart kid isn’t always the most popular thing in the hood. Major props to Masta Ace for delivering this message and for saying that it’s okay to be intelligent. Props to Kic Beats also, he killed this beat.
Peep the second single off Masta Ace‘s new album titled, The Falling Season, set to drop May 13th. Make sure you support and cop the album. While your at it, peep the interview with Masta Ace above. Bless.
Growing up, I was a huge fan of Hip Hop. I used to put on my headphones and just get lost in the music. My older brother would sometimes throw some vinyl on and do mixathons as we’d call them. One artist that my brother had in constant rotation was Masta Ace. My brother put me on to Ace’s Sittin’ On Chrome and Slaughtahouse albums. I loved those two projects. The rhymes and the beats were definitely Toyota Corolla subwoofer ready! (Yes…I’m Puerto Rican!) In 2001 Ace dropped his classic Disposable Arts album. This album was great because the beats and rhymes were on point but there was also a concept behind it. This was 15 years ago. We are now in 2016 and Ace is still making good music. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Masta Ace during his tour European Tour.
Stroy: Ace, I’d like to thank you for taking time out to do this interview.
Ace: No doubt! Thank you for the opportunity.
Stroy: What motivated you to start rhyming? Was there a moment when you were like, “Yo! this is what I want to do.”?
Ace: I started rhyming to make our tapes better. Back in the late 70’s early 80’s we were making instrumental DJ tapes. We were listening to tapes from the different boroughs and decided to make them more interesting. I decided to add lyrics to those tapes and that’s how it all started.
Stroy: Listening to your music over the years, I notice that you put a lot of emotion into your music. Where do you pull your inspiration from?
Ace: I pull my inspiration from life and people that I grew up around. I’m a very nostalgic person. I have memories from my life and I pull from those memories.
Stroy: Out of the projects that you’ve dropped, Is there a favorite and why?
Ace: My favorite is Disposable Arts. The reason is because when I made that record I felt as if it was the end of the line. When I went into the studio, I went in and made this record that would let me leave the game on my own terms. So I went in and made this record not knowing that it would single handedly extend my career going on 15 years now. If Disposable Arts never came out, these projects after 2001 would have never came out. continue
Revisiting his dope project Diamond Mind that dropped back in November, Washington Heights emcee Pearl Gates dropped the visual for The Ritual. Then he Billy Mays’ed us…wait there’s more! He decide to bless us with the remix as well this time featuring eMC, the ill trio that is Masta Ace, Wordsworth, and Stricklin. If you haven’t copped his album I suggest you do so. Still songs in rotation. Check it out!