Masta Ace stands as one of rap’s great anomalies. The Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York artist emerged in the late 1980s, delivering next-level rhymes as part of Marley Marl’s Juice Crew with Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Kool G. Rap and others. Yet it is Masta Ace’s current series of musical moves that truly cement his status as one of rap’s iconic acts. Reflecting on a year of systemic racism, social injustice, BLM, Covid and the Insurrection, Masta Ace releases ‘Home in America’.
“I was trying to avoid writing songs for my album during 2020 because I knew my emotions and strong feelings about the political climate in this country would unavoidably come out in the music. The opportunity to collaborate with Analog Players Society gave me an outlet to voice some of my angst and give a sound to my thoughts from the past year.” – Masta Ace
The results are a dagger through the heart of white supremacism from a potent, unlikely melding of poetry, musicians and production. “What is Home?”, the enormous question legendary Brooklyn rapper Masta Ace poses on “Home in America,” is the much-anticipated single from Analog Players Society.