Masta Ace + Punch & Words + Strickland = EMC

This episode was sparked by a Facebook memory. About ten years ago, I had the chance to interview a new group that included one of my all-time favourite emcees.

This is what I wrote when I first posted the interview back in 2014 . . .

“EMC is a super-group composed of Stricklin, Punchline, Wordsworth, and the legendary Masta Ace. They just put out an E.P. called The Turning Point to help whet our appetites for the full length project that drops later this year.

These guys truly are “Experts Making Classics.” I saw them last time they were in town and it was one of the best hip-hop shows I have ever seen. They smoothly transitioned between all of the different variations of their group and played some of their favourite jams from their solo and other collaborative projects. Last week’s show was no different. It was amazing!

Big shout out to the Beat Binjaz for bringing them to town and setting up this interview.

We had a great discussion and played some of their amazing music.”

When I shared the above story, people asked to hear the show. Unfortunately it was no longer available to stream online. I wanted to reupload it, but thought I could go one step further and update it. So, I crafted a new opening mixset and hyped up the throwback interview.

I hope you enjoy this blast from the past and the new mixset featuring lots of Canadian content!

Chase March & Strange Breed – Word is Bond Theme
Chan Hays ft Nilla, A.G., and Masta Ace – Here ’til Infinity
Chong Wizard ft Craig G, Opio, Masta Ace, and Pep Love – Juice Crew Vs Heiroglyphics
DJ Serious ft Masta Ace – Again
Dragon Fli Empire ft Masta Ace – Rise
Marco Polo ft Masta Ace, A.G. and Posdnous – Glory (Finish Hard)
Chords ft Masta Ace and Punchline – Get U Awn
Masta Ace and Marco Polo ft EMC – Three
Def 3 and Late Night Radio ft Probcause & Skratch Bastid – Sing
EMC – Winds of Change
Masta Ace ft. Wordsworth – I Refuse
Wordsworth ft. Punch and Masta Ace – Vanish
EMC – What It Stand For
EMC – Charlie Murphy
Saukrates ft. Masta Ace and O.C. – Rollin
Masta Ace Inc – Terror
EMC – Turning Point
Eternia ft Wordsworth – Struggle

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