Bank Holiday Weekend Special as Band on the Wall battens down the hatches for a performance by one of hip hop’s all-time greats Masta Ace. Plus very special guests.
With an impressive resume in rap that includes membership in the legendary Juice Crew (alongside Marley Marl, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante, and Craig G) and a verse on the 1988 classic posse cut The Symphony, Brooklyn’s Masta Ace is truly one of hip hop’s all-time greats. After his early successes on Cold Chillin’ Records (including the single Me and the Biz), Ace came back in 1993 with his crew Masta Ace Incorporated and dropped the album Slaughtahouse on Delicious Vinyl. The album combined a trunk-rattling West Coast sound with an East Coast lyrical mentality, as heard on the smash Born to Roll. In 1995 Masta Ace Incorporated delivered Sittin’ on Chrome, another album chock full of Jeep beats attuned to underground tastes. Now considered a major voice in the hip hop arsenal, even Eminem has acknowledged Masta Ace as a key influence on his own style and hip-hop culture as a whole.
This event will begin at 8.30pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open earlier for drinks and good times.