(December 4, 1966- )
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Birth name was Duval Clear
Recorded the albums 'Take a Look Around' (1990), 'SlaughtaHouse' (1993), 'Sittin' on Chrome' (1995), 'Disposable Arts' (2001), 'A Long Hot Summer' (2004), 'The Show' (with eMC, 2008) and 'Arts & Entertainment' (with Edo G, 2009)
Recorded the singles 'Music Man' (1990), 'Me & the Biz' (1990), 'Born to Roll' (1994) and 'The I.N.C. Ride' (1995)
Why he might be annoying
'Born to Roll' was the only one of his songs to crossover to the pop Top 40.
He kept releasing albums in which he hinted that he is going to retire, but never followed through.
He had to change the cover of 'Arts & Entertainment' when the A&E cable network complained that the album featured a logo too similar to theirs.
Why he might not be annoying
He got his big break by winning a rap contest in which first prize was six hours in the studio with producer Marley Marl.
He said, 'Much of the current 'staying real' talk in hip-hop has to do with rapping about such negative things as blunts, 40s, and guns. That's not for me.'
Eminem cited him as an influence, saying 'Masta Ace had amazing storytelling skills – his thoughts were so vivid.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 94 Votes: 68.09% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 51 Votes: 80.39% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
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