Talib Kweli & Masta Ace On ‘Disposable Arts,’ Rakim, Eminem, Doom, ‘Crooklyn’ | People’s Party Full

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli sits down with rapper, writer, producer, and original member of the legendary Juice Crew:

MASTA ACE Here’s what we got into:
• Ace’s bars exemplifying rhyme schemes that shaped Talib as an emcee.
• Rakim’s innovations of rhyme patterns impacting how Ace approached writing.
• How the song, ‘Crooklyn Dodgers’ for the 1994 Spike Lee joint, ‘Crooklyn’ came together.
• Ace being fully immersed in the early stages of hip hop, growing up in Brownsville, BK.
• Going to Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay High School and joining the football team.
• Working as a HS football coach for 11 years, while keeping his identity under wraps.
• Ace winning the first rap contest he entered himself in, in 1986.
• How Ace landed himself a spot on the Juice Crew and the song, ‘The Symphony.’
• A young Ol’ Dirty Bastard getting himself kicked off the Cold Chillin’ tour.
• The impact of Ace’s debut, ‘Take A Look Around’ and how he feels about it now.
• People thinking Ace’s voiced impression of Biz was really him on, ‘Me & The Biz.’
• Ace’s song, ‘Jeep Ass N*gga,’ and how it was inspired by LL’s, ‘The Boomin’ System.’
• Hearing how much Eminem was influenced by Ace’s, ‘SlaughtaHouse’ album.
• Breaking down how ‘Sittin’ On Chrome’ was Ace’s “compromise album.”
• His experience with Big Beat Records and how that album fell through.
• Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and keeping it private for 13 years.
• Forming the eMC crew with Wordsworth, Stricklin, and Punchline.
• How his 2001 tour in the UK inspired the penning of ‘Disposable Arts.’
• The honesty of ‘Dear Diary’ and it’s pointing to where battle rap was going.
• The song, ‘Soda & Soap’ with Jean Grae originally being written for Will Smith.
• Ace and Marco Polo’s ‘A Breukelen Story’ leaning into Marco’s life.
• How ‘MA Doom: Son of Yvonne’ was born from Ace’s love of ‘Special Herbs.’
• Unpacking, ‘Home in America’ about the impact of systemic racism.
• Ace’s work on a hip hop musical based on three of his albums.
• What’s next for Ace?

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