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Premiere: Masta Ace Takes A Look Around His Old Hood In 'Story Of Me'

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In the Okayplayer premiere of his new music video “Story of Me,” Masta Ace gives viewers a look into his formative years and revisits a locale that many longterm fans may be familiar with.

The video sees Ace (with featured artists Pearl Gates and Denez Prigent) going back to the Brownsville, Brooklyn neighborhood Ace grew up in. But also, for the first time since 1990, Ace revisited the Coney Island locale where the cover of his album Take A Look Around (Cold Chillin’) was photographed.

“[Director Alex Frantz Ghassan] and his team did a tremendous job showing Brownsville and CI in a way they have never been seen before,” Masta Ace said. “The beauty of the shots and my spiritual connection to the locations make this arguably the best video I have ever released.”

Premiere: Masta Ace Takes A Look Around His Old Hood In 'Story Of Me'

The Falling Season continues Masta Ace’s storied history of concept albums, focused on recounting his days as a student at Sheepshead Bay High School in Brownsville, Brooklyn during the 1980s. The record is entirely produced by Kic Beats. Special guests include Cormega, A.G., Your Old Droog, Torae,  Wordsworth, Stricklin, The World’s Famous Supreme Team and Queen Herawin.

Watch the video below, buy The Falling Season, and look below for Masta Ace’s upcoming East Coast tour dates.

9/7 Philadelphia, PA @ The Voltage Lounge

9/29 Portsmouth, NH @ Birdseye Lounge

9/30 Hyannis, MA @ Fresh Ketch

10/1 Somerville, MA @ Ballroom

10/6 Syracuse, NY @ Funk N Waffles

10/7 Worcester, MA @ Electric Haze

10/8 Burlington, VT @ Artsriot