Masta Ace, o.g Juice Crew member and leader of Masta Ace Inc, regenerated since 2000 with amazing solo LPs and eMc, comes at us with a banger. “Mathematics” is off of his 2016 album, The Falling Season. Deriving his lines from mathematical terms, this Brooklyn wordsmith weaves a long verse. He leaps from the mundane 16 format to just keep spitting over this KIC Beat’ production, who supplied beats for all of The Falling Season.
KIC Beats places piano plucks over snares that bang. The piano rolls and pushes the track. The sweeping background creates a plush atmosphere. But, the drums herald the boom bap for Ace to spit over. Lucrative Sight Visuals pack many extremely interesting images and graphics into this. Masta Ace pokes through an old TV frame while visuals of match charts and equations. The underline here is the operations and equations are performed by black mathematicians of note throughout history. Always true to similes and boisterous bars, Ace steadies his lyrical fury on this track with focus and precision.
Later in the month, Ace will also be performing with his Juice Crew cohorts with two reunion shows in the tri-state area. These include BB Kings in NYC for Dec 29th and The Wellmont Theater in Montlclair, NJ for Dec 30th.