Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Masta Ace Project Part 6: Arts & Entertainment

After the awesome eMC album "The Show" in 2008, Ace returned in 2009, this time with another fairly underrated artist in Edo G for another collaboration, the creatively titled "Arts & Entertainment'.

Release date- October 6, 2009

T.V. Night
Lol, a few fans grab some refreshments as they prepare to check out Ace and Edo's album.

Hands High (Produced By: M-Phazes)
Good way to begin the album. Get those hands up high while Ace and Edo are on the mic. 4 out of 5

Fans (Featuring Large Professor, Produced by DJ Supreme One)
A VERY nice dedication to the fans and their support and you never can go wrong with a song like this. 5 out of 5

A's & E's (Featuring Marsha Ambrosious, Produced by Baby Dooks)
Ace and Edo's creativity is at the forefront here, as they used the letters "A" and "E" throughout and flip them in a true hip hop fashion. 4 out of 5

A funny skit, with a notable Rocsi in the background on TV, formerly of BET's "106 & Park".

Little Young (Produced By: M-Phazes)
Much like the song "A's & E's", the creativity continues, as the words "little" and "young" are highlighted and emphasized on this outstanding track. 5 out of 5

Reminds Me (Produced By: DJ Supreme One)
Certain things remind of us other things, and that story of sorts is told on this good song over soul inspired DJ Supreme One beat. 4 out of 5

Black Ice Interlude
Spoken poetry in motion.

Good Music (Featuring Posdonus of De La Soul, Produced by DJ Spinna)
Ace, Edo, and Pos indeed provide good music on this song. I could picture Trugoy on this one too. 4 out of 5

Power Out
We get another funny skit, showcasing how some people act (or should not act, lol) when their power is out.

Pass The Mic (Featuring KRS One, Produced by Double-O) 
All three MCs "pass the mic" to each other and straight blaze each verse over a hard Double-O track, and this was the first time Ace and KRS collaborated with each other, and remember they were on opposite sides during the "bridge wars" in the 80s. 4.5 out of 5

Over There (Produced By: M-Phazes)
Real hip hop resides with A&E, yes indeed. 4 out of 5

Rounds And Round (Featuring DOITALL of Lords of the Underground, Produced by DJ Supreme One)
Wherever they go and no matter how much traveling they do, they still put it down. DOITALL also contributes a decent verse. 3.5 out of 5

Hot Wangs
Two words to describe this skit (lol): funny and ghetto.

Ei8ht Is Enough (Produced By: Frank Dukes)
Ace and Edo each deliver eight lines a piece with a total of eight verses, no need for a hook. 4 out of 5

Here I Go (Featuring Jamelle Bundy, Produced by Rain)
Real life (Ace) and career (Edo) situations are deeply covered here, along with a nicely sung hook by Ms. Bundy. 5 out of 5

You, Me, & Some Snacks
More ghettoness here, lol.

Dancing Like A W.G. (Featuring Chester French & Pav Bundy, Produced by Pav Bundy)
This is clearly the WORST song on the album, and I don't like it one bit (hate to say it though). 2 out of 5

Standard series of "bloopers" to close the album.

Overall this is an excellent album, and it was highly slept on when it came out in 2009. Ace and Edo had great chemistry with each and it showed.

Rating- 4 stars

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