Masta Ace Similar Artists

AZ - 53% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
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The Lost Boyz - 52% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
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This Queens, New York, USA-based crew was formed by cousins Freaky Tah (Raymond Rogers, USA, 28 March 1999, Queens, New York City, New York, USA), Mr. Cheeks (b. Terrence Kelly, 28 March 1971, Queens, New York City, New York, USA), Pretty Lou (b. 21 November 1971) and Spigg Nice (b. 1 September 1970). The four members grew up in South Ozone Park, Queens, and first began rapp Read more

Gang Starr - 49% match to Masta Ace

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably hip-hop’s most literate, challenging act on both musical and lyrical fronts, Gang Starr comprises Guru Keith E (Keith Elam, 17 July 1966, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA; vocals/lyrics) and DJ Premier (b. Christopher Martin, 21 March 1966, Houston, Texas, USA; music). Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) was born the son of a Boston municipal and superior court Read more

Pharoahe Monch - 47% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Elzhi - 46% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Showbiz & A.G. - 46% match to Masta Ace

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s
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These Bronx, New York, USA-based compatriots of Diamond D were forced to make their mark in hip-hop by establishing their own independent label, Showbiz Records, to house 1991’s self-titled debut EP. It immediately created a buzz, leading them into a major label deal. AG had previously worked freestyle battles with Lord Finesse in high school, who introduced him to Showbiz Read more

Big Daddy Kane - 45% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Antonio M. Hardy, 10 September 1968, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Self-styled ‘black gentleman vampire’, whose KANE moniker is an acronym for King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal. Kane followed his cousin into hip-hop by rapping in front of a beatbox for his first shows on Long Island, New York. Aided by his DJ Mr Cee, he has released several albums of laconic, fully reali Read more

Large Professor - 45% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Redman - 45% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Reginald Noble, 17 April 1970, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Inventive and witty US rapper whose 1992 debut Whut? Thee Album broke into the US Top 50, although it failed to get a UK release until much later in the year. Enshrining the new ethos of cannabis as the drug of choice (‘How To Roll A Blunt’), there was also room for the traditional braggadocio (‘A Day Of Read more

Big L - 44% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lamont Coleman, 30 May 1974, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 February 1999, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. This highly respected Harlem-based MC had his life cut tragically short just when it appeared his legendary underground status was about to translate into the mainstream. Coleman first came to the attention of the rap world in the early 90s as part of Harlem& Read more

Rakim - 44% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Michael Griffin Jnr., 28 January 1968, Wyandanch, Long Island, New York, USA. Between 1987 and 1992, Rakim released four influential albums in partnership with Eric B that have accorded him the status of one of rap’s greatest figureheads. His complex, cross-referencing lyrics and relaxed delivery style inspired a new generation of hip-hop artists in the 90s, inc Read more

Smif-N-Wessun - 44% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brooklyn, New York, USA-based outfit, named after the famous gun-making duo, Smif N Wessun arrived as the second act on Nervous Records’ subsidiary, Wreck, in 1993. Rappers Tek and Steele first broke vinyl cover with two tracks, ‘Black Smif n Wessun’ and ‘U Da Man’, housed on Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage album. The association with the latter began w Read more

Little Brother - 43% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dilated Peoples - 42% match to Masta Ace

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, during 1992, this hip-hop crew comprises DJ Babu and MCs Evidence and Rakaa aka Iriscience. The two MCs first met through freestyle sessions at the Hip Hop Shop. They eventually united with turntablist DJ Babu, a former member of the remix/dance act the Beat Junkies, appearing on their 1997 debut, World Famous Beat Junkies: Vol Read more

EPMD - 42% match to Masta Ace

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Erick Sermon (25 November 1968, Bayshore, Long Island, New York City, New York, USA) and Parrish Smith (b. 13 May 1968, Brentwood, Long Island, New York, USA) are two rappers who did much to revitalize a flagging rap scene with an early outburst of controlled creative energy, Unfinished Business. Taking samples from rock sources such as Steve Miller, as well as underground d Read more


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