Masta Ace, Marco Polo lead lineup for Brooklyn2Tampa five-year anniversary concert

The rager goes down at Crowbar in Ybor City.

click to enlarge Marco Polo (L) and Masta Ace, who play Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on August 31, 2019. - mastaaceofficial/Facebook
Marco Polo (L) and Masta Ace, who play Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on August 31, 2019.

Christ almighty, it’s a good week to be a Bay-area fan of New York hip-hop. Talib Kweli is headed to Crowbar on Sunday, but not before this whopper of a Brooklyn-born bill roars in the same room the night before.

Masta Ace (come on, we’re all old enough to remember his production for Marley Marl's iconic Juice Crew) will show why he’s mentioned in the same breath as other rap kings like Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and Craig G, but not before the "Son of Yvonne" lets a beefy support bill including Duck Down legend Marco Polo and Juxx Diamondz rock the stage as part of a crazy-stacked bill. Doors are at 6 p.m., and you probably want to be in line by then if you don’t already have a ticket.

Brooklyn2Tampa 5-year anniversary w/Masta Ace/Marco Polo/Mazz)/Juxx Diamondz/Tiye Phoenix/Bankai FAM/Stuck B/J.Biz/Dro Pesci/AMiAM/DJ Sky/DJ Chin/DJ King Tatt/DJ Casper/Crazy DJ Bazarro. Sat. Aug. 31, 10 p.m. $10. Crowbar, Ybor City.


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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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