Old School Mondays:: Me & Master Ace Edition

As it turns out, this past Saturday was my 36th birthday (I have no idea why I’d start that sentence with “as it turns out”, like it was a surprise to me?), and as you might remember from last year, I share my birthday with a few fun folks. Namely Jay-Z, who turned 40 on our birthday last year, but also Master Ace, who was born some 8 years before me, on December 4th, 1966.

 

I was planning to put up a little birthday post with some Master Ace songs on Saturday, but I had a busy weekend with the family, and didn’t get around it. No matter though, it’s a perfect excuse for a Master Ace OSM, so let’s roll with that. After all, Master Ace and I were, ahem, Born To Roll, so it works perfectly…

 

Hot damn I forgot how awesome “Born To Roll” is, the beat is obviously a crumpler, but the lyrics are awesome:

Braniac, dum-dums, bust the scientifical, Approach to the course and the force is centrifugal

 

Waitin at a red light, Kentucky Fried Chicken’n
Low End Theory tape in, bass crazy kickin’n
See this puerto rican latin chico Rico Suave
In a red Corolla, eh yo does he wanna play?
Pullin up beside me, lookin’ like he want it
Show me what ya got then watch me get up on it
Holdin up traffic but we can’t hear they horns
Cause he got music-a-grande, yeah he got it goin on

 

I wonder if I blasted a little Elvis Presley
Would they pull me over and attempt to arrest me
I really doubt doubt it, they probably start dancin
Jumpin on my tip and pissin in they pants and
Wigglin and jigglin and grabbin on they pelvis

Fantastic stuff all around really. I cannot get enough Ace really - a search for Master Ace on the hill brings back all kinds of Ace songs that I’ve posted, both old and newish. Anyway, Born To Roll was issued on a 12″ with a remix of “Saturday Night” as the B side (kind of a reversal from their appearance on Ace’s SlaughtaHouse, where Born To Roll was a hidden track apres album closer SNL. Anyway, two great tracks, and our birthdays were on a Saturday this year, so it works well. Although I’m sure which version of SNL I prefer, the original or remix (the ominous, familiar sound of the original or the jazzy remix). Doesn’t much matter, we’ll just post both. Plus we’ll add Born To Roll so you can crank it up today and shake whatever speakers you have access to today. Enjoy, and always on my birthday, I’ll quote my favorite drunk from horrible cult flick Stingray vs. Mad Foxes 2: “here’s to me, the best there is”.

 

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MP3:: Master Ace - Saturday Nite Live

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MP3:: Master Ace - Saturday Nite Live (Remix)

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MP3:: Master Ace - Born To Roll

VIDEO:: Masta Ace feat Lord Digga - Saturday Night Live

VIDEO:: Masta Ace - Born to Roll

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4 Responses to “Old School Mondays:: Me & Master Ace Edition”

Jesse Dangerously December 6th, 2010 at 10:56 am

You may be aware of some or all of the following, but I feel behoven to add that “Born To Roll” is itself a remix of Slaughtahouse LP cut “Jeep Ass Niguh,” which I believe myself to be in the minority preferring.

Most of the “Born To Roll” beat is lifted from earlier hip-hop (if not rap, per se) single “Knowledge Me” by DJ crew Original Concept. All UMDADA really added was those little bell synths.

The other notable thing about BTR is how it, and subsequent LP Sitting On Chrome, functioned as an olive branch to the west coast, which took some pretty hard licks from Slaughtahouse’s anti-gangsta manifesto. Car modding culture and whiny siner lead synths = instant coastal appeal with Ase over them.

So yeah happy birthday!

Naedoo December 6th, 2010 at 11:14 am

Also awesome, my cassette copy of SlaughtaHouse is yellow! Delicious Vinyl, err, plastic, indeed.

But yes, all great points, so thanks kindly.

Jesse Dangerously December 9th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Oh nice! My CD is normal, and my wax us a late 90s 2LP edition and has only generic sleeve art.

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