A Long Hot Summer
A Long Hot Summer is the third solo album from American emcee Masta Ace. The release is a follow-up to his 2001 concept album Disposable Arts. It was extremely well received by both fans and critics, however sales were poor. The story follows Ace, an underground rapper through his "Long Hot Summer" in Brooklyn, accompanied by buddy Fats Belvedere. Ace ventures through the Brooklyn streets and goes out on tour with Fats as his unofficial manager.
|A Long Hot Summer|
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 3, 2004|
|Label||M3 Macmil Music|
|Producer||Dug Infinite, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Nostradamus aka DAMS, SLA, Koolade, DR Period, DJ Spinna, Marco Polo, Xplicit, DJ Serious, Masta Ace, DJ Rob|
|Masta Ace chronology|
A Long Hot Summer was well received from critics with a Metacritic score of 78/100 based on 10 reviews.
|1.||"The Count" ((Interlude))||2:11|
|2.||"Big City"||D. Clear, D. Thomas.||Dug Infinite||3:01|
|3.||"Good ol' Love" (Background vocals by Mr. Lee G & Leschea.)||D. Clear, D. Thomas||9th Wonder||3:46|
|4.||"Fats Belvedere" ((Interlude))||0:38|
|5.||"Da Grind"||D. Clear, C. Tyson, K. Givens||Khrysis||3:27|
|6.||"H.O.O.D."||D. Clear, N. Donati||Nostradamus aka DAMS, SLA||3:45|
|7.||"The Stoop" ((Interlude))||0:53|
|8.||"Beautiful" (Background vocals by Wordsworth.)||D. Clear, M. Sasek, V. Johnson||Koolade||4:24|
|9.||"F.A.Y." (Background vocals by Punchline.)||D. Clear, D. Pittman, S. Stricklin||DR Period||3:34|
|10.||"Fats Crib" ((Interlude))||0:35|
|11.||"Soda & Soap"||D. Clear, V. Willaims, T. Ibrahim||DJ Spinna||4:12|
|12.||"Do It Man"||D. Clear, M. Bruno, T. Perry||Marco Polo||2:56|
|13.||"Bklyn Masala"||D. Clear, T. Raic||Xplicit||4:19|
|14.||"The Proposition" ((Interlude))||1:38|
|15.||"Travelocity"||D. Clear, N. Donati, R. Truell, V. Johnson||Nostradamus aka DAMS, SLA||3:51|
|16.||"The Ways"||D. Clear, D. Yan||DJ Serious||3:28|
|17.||"Wutuwankno"||D. Clear, D. Thomas, E. Anderson||Dug Infinite||4:11|
|18.||"The After Party" ((Interlude))||1:08|
|19.||"Oh My God"||D. Clear, T. Raic, L. Fernandez, J. Tineo||Xplicit||3:50|
|21.||"Revelations" (Background vocals by Leschea.)||D. Clear||Masta Ace, DJ Rob||3:50|
- Masta Ace: Himself
- Fatz Belvedere: Himself
- "E": Frankie Aikens
- Hotel Maintenance Guy: Franklyn Grant, Jr.
- Promoter: Steve Dent
- Cell Mate: Michael Rapaport
- "Think of Your Thoughts as Children" by Philippé Wynne
Good Ol' Love
- "Give Me Some of That Good Old Love" by Willie Hutch
- "Hospital Prelude of Love Theme" by Willie Hutch
- Excerpts from the film The Original Kings Of Comedy
- "Stares and Whispers" by Freda Payne
- "Wishing on a Star" by Rose Royce
- "Better Off Dead" by Ice Cube
Soda & Soap
- "Black Gold" by Phil Upchurch
- "Tu Etais Trop Jolie" by Charles Aznavour
- "Don't Give Me No Bammer Weed" by RBL Posse
- "Monochrome" by Alan Parker
Oh My God
|Good Ol' Love
|Beautiful (Koolade single featuring Masta Ace and El Da Sensei)
|US Independent Albums (Billboard)||44|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||82|
- A Long Hot Summer at AllMusic
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