The legendary Masta Ace of the Juice Crew touched down in Ottawa, hailing all the way from Brownsville, Brooklyn. The hip-hop veteran is renowned for his lyrical complexity & has had major influence on modern day emcees.
Ace is no stranger to Ottawa – he has preformed in the Capital before and this time around his reception was huge. Ritual was packed & he had the whole club chanting “Ottawa is the house” and “Ottawa is number one” before shutting the venue down with an hour-plus set featuring all his classics. Even though his set was much longer than usual, the crowd did not miss a beat and stayed with him the whole time.
After sound check bywardofmouth had time to sit down and chop it up with the legend himself. We touched on everything from his early influences, the current state of hip-hop, what it was like hearing himself…
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