Master of Ceremonies
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||ExplicitHow I Fly (feat. Avery Storm)||Styles P||3:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWe Don't Play (feat. Lloyd Banks)||Styles P||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI'm a Gee (feat. Rell)||Styles P||3:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRyde On Da Regular||Styles P||3:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKeep the Faith (feat. Aja)||Styles P||5:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChildren (feat. Pharoahe Monch)||Styles P||3:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStreet Sh*t (feat. Sheek Louch)||Styles P||3:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFeelings Gone||Styles P||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHarsh (feat. Rick Ross & Busta Rhymes)||Styles P||4:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's OK (feat. Jadakiss)||Styles P||3:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't Turn Away (feat. Pharrell)||Styles P||2:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUh-Ohh (feat. Sheek Louch)||Styles P||3:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
A proven hip-hop lifer, Styles P has had endless label conflicts and legal difficulties, yet he endured throughout the ‘00s as a standard-bearer for classic New York hip-hop. Master of Ceremonies is Styles’ first official solo release since 2007’s Super Gangster, but in the interim he's maintained a radio presence by releasing a steady stream of no-nonsense, self-distributed mixtapes. Master of Ceremonies feels like a continuation of the gritty New York classicism exhibited on these recent mixes. Styles’ flow is reliably invigorating, and veteran producers like Pete Rock and Warren G contribute sturdy beats that evoke the mid-‘90s glory days of New York rap without becoming mired in nostalgia. Styles P also excels at sharing the mic with collaborators, giving them space to perform without ceding control of the track. For example, on “Harsh” Rick Ross is allowed to indulge in his Donnish braggadocio while Styles simply leans back and delivers a nimble-minded verse referencing Audio Two, Rick Rubin, and the 2008 financial crisis in less time than it takes Ross to deliver one of his trademark punchlines.
Very simple review
This is HIP-HOP
Not my favorite type of rap but it's full of good beats and Styles is a good lyricist and old school rapper. For some more new rap with the same good sound but some extra meaning, check out "Martyr" by Defcon!
Styles came through on a serious and real album. He is highly under rated and spits harder than any rapper rapping today.
Born: November 28, 1974 in Queens, NY
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s