Masta Ace @ Newport Blues Cafe | Sunday 4/15/18

Masta Ace @ Newport Blues Cafe | Sunday 4/15/18

Hip Hop legend Masta Ace returns to #NewportRI on Sunday 4/15/18 as part of The Preceding The Warmth Tour with Mister Burns & Jarv from VT! They’ll be supported locally by Lingo, Ney Sean, Divine Ways Earned, DJ John Gotem & Jim Brows! And it’s Lingo’s birthday celebration too so it’s gonna be extra crazy! $10 tickets, $15 at the door. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on Facebook | Buy Tickets MASTA ACE MastaAce.com Boasting an impressive rap résumé that includes membership in the legendary Juice Crew and a verse on the classic 1988 posse cut “The Symphony,” Brooklyn’s Masta Ace is an underground Hip Hop veteran and luminary. Two years after the release of “The Symphony,” Ace released his debut album, Take a Look Around, on the revered Cold Chillin’ label. While not a huge commercial success, the keenly produced album spawned a hit single — and a Yo! MTV Raps staple — with the Biz Markie collaboration “Me and the Biz.” The album affirmed Masta Ace’s rightful place as a significant contributor to Hip Hop’s golden age era. Ace returned to the fold in 1993, this time with his crew as Masta Ace Incorporated — which featured Lord Digga and Paula Perry — and dropped Slaughtahouse. The album broke ground by taking the synthesized West Coast sound and filtering it through a hardcore East Coast mentality. The memorable “Born to Roll,” with its tweaked Moog/Kraftwerk bassline, brought Ace some serious commercial attention. In 1995, Masta Ace Incorporated dropped Sittin’ on Chrome, a continuation of the previous album’s themes, chock-full of Jeep beats but with even slicker sound. Using the Isley Brothers’ much-sampled “For the Love of You” for the track “I.N.C. Ride”...