Masta Ace will be hitting Canada this spring touring with his fourth solo album; Son of Yvonne. Son of Yvonne is a concept album dedicated to Masta Ace’s recently departed mother and is a pairing of Ace’ storytelling and MF Doom’s beats off of the Special Herbs mixtapes.
Masta Ace, who is known for his talent in the music game but also known for his contribution to youth and the community, made the record as a way to say thank you to his mother after she passed unexpectedly in 2005. In interview he described the record by saying “It’s me summing up my childhood and saying thank you to her and letting the world know a little bit about her. I don’t know if she ever heard a proper thank you from me.”
The Son of Yvonne tour showcases a solid line-up with rappers from Ace’ eMC crew; Wordsworth and Stricklin and will guarantee tight performances from a crew who unofficially came together in 2001 on Ace’ Disposable Arts tour.
Montreal and Under Pressure have had the amazing opportunity to welcome Ace in the past, most recently for UP when he performed a jammed show in 2011 as the main headliner for the summer time festival. This time around with local opener L.E.S. and DJ Johnny Illdigger the night will be nothing less than spectacular and another important moment in our city’s hip hop history.