Archive for Masta Ace

Masta Ace & EDO G (A&E), “A’s & E’s” (Feat. Marsha Ambrosious)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by Tim Althaus


God I love getting treats in my e-mail inbox. This is the newest leak off of the Masta Ace & EDO G album, Arts & Entertainment. This track is called “A’s & E’s” and it features Marsha Ambrosious. Much like the first leak, “Little Young”, “A’s & E’s” has a theme that is super dope. Almost every word in Ace’s repertoire starts with an “A”, and everything EDO G rhymes with begins with an “E”.  October 6th folks….

Download: A&E (Masta Ace & EDO G), “A’s & E’s” (Feat. Marsha Ambrosious)


Masta Ace & EDO G (A&E) Go Through the “The First 48” (Trailer)

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Sunday, September 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Talk about another album that I absolutely can’t wait for. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Mast Ace & EDO G are putting out their album, Arts & Entertainment, on October 6th. I can assure you that it is going to something that is definitely worth spending your hard earned money on. The concept for this video looks incredible, and the way the video is shot, it looks exactly like the show The First 48.

Spotted @ Nah Right

Masta Ace & EDO G are A&E

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , , on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 by Tim Althaus


I have to thank the homie Shake (as I have numerous times in the past) for this one. I had been catching of Masta Ace’s tweets awhile back about working on a project with EDO G. Thanks to the guys at 2DopeBoyz we have the first leak off of their LP Arts & Entertainment which is due to hit shelves on October 6th. There will be guest appearances from Large Professor, Posdonus, KRS-ONE, DOITALL (Lords of the Underground Crew) as well as Chester French & Marsha Ambrosious. I just listened to this first track “Little Young” and it’s phenomenal, and the concept is funny as hell. Is it just me or has M-Phazes been pumping out heat rocks since A Pipe Dream & a Promise? Follow me after the jump to download the track “Little Young” & peep the tracklisting for Arts & Entertainment. Continue reading

Wild Style Wednesday Review: Masta Ace, Disposable Arts

Posted in Music Reviews, Wildstyle Wednesdays with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Disposable Arts I want to start this review off by saying that this review holds special because Ace is one of my favorite emcees of all-time. He’s been in the game for twenty plus years now, and his albums consistently get better and better. Ace’s flow is aged fine wine, and Disposable Arts is the testament of time. Even though this album wasn’t on my top 10 most influential albums (although A Long Hot Summer was), I can assure you it rests comfortably on my top 10 favorites of all-time. When listening to this album, you go on a journey with Ace to The Institute of Disposable Arts. The storytelling on this album is impeccable, and you feel almost like you are there every single step of the way. I still thank my friend Nick Heise to this day for referring me to Masta Ace, and this one goes out to him. Continue reading

DJ JS-1 is “Ridiculous”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 by Tim Althaus


Here is another guy that all of you shouldn’t even think about sleeping on. DJ JS-1 just dropped his album Ground Original (No Sellout 2), and from what I’ve heard it’s the real deal. There are so many great guest appearances that I had to check this one out; to name a few: Copywrite, EMC, Aesop Rock, Vast Aire & many more (not to mention the emcees on the tracks posted). He just dropped a remix of the track “Ridiculous” that features Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch & OC. If you have had any doubts about this album at all just take a listen to this track and I think you may be singing a slightly different tune.

Also Download:

DJ JS-1, “Nuthin” (Feat. Brother Ali, Sadat X & C.L. Smooth)

DJ JS-1, “Murder” (Feat. Killah Priest, Sean Price & Chino XL)

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Torae & Masta Ace, “Hold Up” (Live)

Posted in Media, News, Video with tags , , , , , on Friday, July 3, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Hey guys. As much as I love vacation here in sunny Florida, I simply cannot let the blog go for as long as I am here. Call me a sucker, but I love writing and I love bringing you guys the latest on great Hip-Hop. Here is a video of two powerful ass emcees performing live on stage. Torae & Marco Polo invite Masta Ace (top 5 for sure) on stage at Blaq Poet’s album release party to perform the track “Hold Up” from their recent LP Double Barrel. These guys know how to spit that 3,000 degree fire. Make sure you don’t sleep on this one.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Wild Style Wednesday Review: CunninLynguists, Southernunderground

Posted in Wildstyle Wednesdays with tags , , , , , , on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

southernunderground Before hearing this album, my view of Southern Hip-Hop was grossly grim(except for Little Brother). I had been hearing the same shit over and over again with Three Six Mafia and Lil’ Jon all the time, and frankly I was getting sick of it. Kno, Deacon & SOS are what you would call a boisterous breath of fresh air for the lungs of southern Hip-Hop. One of my best friends had been telling me about these guys for a long time, and my attitude towards Southern Hip-Hop stopped me from listening to them for awhile. After I started listening to this album I couldn’t believe what I had been overly oblivious to for so long, these guys are incredible. Continue reading

Tim’s Top 10 Albums of All-Time (At Least To This Point)

Posted in Mind Inversion Exclusive, The Learned Man's Take with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Tim's Top 10 Albums of All-Time (At Least To This Point)

I have to tell you all that this list was one of the hardest things I’ve had to get myself to do, because I knew it wasn’t going to be anywhere near easy. Even while going through this list I had to constantly change things because I felt something was missing. This list (to the best of my abilities) contains the quintessential list of albums that shaped my taste in music. To be put another way, I don’t know where I would be without these albums. I can also say that I feel that each one of these albums is timeless as well a masterpiece. So without further ado…

Top 10 Albums of All-Time (In Order from 10-1)

live-at-leedsThe Who – Live At Leeds (Deluxe Edition): Honestly I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to this album. I remember buying it in the store years ago, and it cost me just about thirty-five dollars. It may be the best money I’ve ever spent on an album. This album truly shows the pure rock fury of The Who. If you have ever had a doubt in your life as to the legitimacy of The Who, please listen to this album. The original album was released with just 35 minutes of the 120, and this album has all of it. This is one of the greatest live albums of all time, no doubt in my mind. Every single member of The Who sounds precise and musically sound. This also might be the heaviest material you will ever here from The Who. From the rapid fire boulder crashing drums of Keith Moon to the lion roaring vocals of Roger Daltrey this album is everything a live album should be and more… Continue reading