A Long Hot Summer

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This article is about the album. For the Finnish film, see A Long Hot Summer (film).
A Long Hot Summer
Studio album by Masta Ace
Released August 3, 2004 (2004-08-03)
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Hip hop
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
Disposable Arts
A Long Hot Summer
The Show
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
HipHopDX.com 4.5/5 stars [2]
RapReviews.com 8.5/10 stars [3]
Vibe 4/5 stars [4]
XXL 4/5 stars [5]

A Long Hot Summer is the fifth solo album from hip hop artist 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.

Track listing[edit]


No. Title Lyrics Producer(s) Length
1. "The Count" ((Interlude))     2:11
2. "Big City"   Masta Ace Dug Infinite 3:01
3. "Good ol' Love" (Background vocals by Mr. Lee G & Leschea.) Masta Ace 9th Wonder 3:46
4. "Fats Belvedere" ((Interlude))     0:38
5. "Da Grind"   Masta Ace, Apocalypse Khrysis 3:27
6. "H.O.O.D."   Masta Ace Nostradamus aka DAMS, SLA 3:45
7. "The Stoop" ((Interlude))     0:53
8. "Beautiful" (Background vocals by Wordsworth.) Masta Ace Koolade 4:24
9. "F.A.Y." (Background vocals by Punchline.) Masta Ace, Strick DR Period 3:34
10. "Fats Crib" ((Interlude))     0:35
11. "Soda & Soap"   Masta Ace, Jean Grae DJ Spinna 4:12
12. "Do It Man"   Masta Ace, Big Noyd Marco Polo 2:56
13. "Bklyn Masala"   Masta Ace, Leschea Xplicit 4:19
14. "The Proposition" ((Interlude))     1:38
15. "Travelocity"   Masta Ace, Punch, Words Nostradamus aka DAMS, SLA 3:51
16. "The Ways"   Masta Ace DJ Serious 3:28
17. "Wutuwankno"   Masta Ace, Edo G Dug Infinite 4:11
18. "The After Party" ((Interlude))     1:08
19. "Oh My God"   Masta Ace, The Beatnuts, Rahzel Xplicit 3:50
20. "Cellmate" ((Interlude))     1:16
21. "Revelations" (Background vocals by Leschea.) Masta Ace 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


The Count

Big City

Good Ol' Love

Da Grind




Soda & Soap

Bklyn Masala


The Stoop

  • "Don't Give Me No Bammer Weed" by RBL Posse

The Ways

Oh My God

Album singles[edit]

Album information
Good Ol' Love
  • Released: July 1, 2004
  • B-side: "The Ways"
Beautiful (Koolade single featuring Masta Ace and El Da Sensei)
  • Released: July 29, 2004
  • B-side: "Follow" (Koolade featuring El Da Sensei)
Da Grind
  • Released: December 27, 2004
  • B-side: "Do It Man"

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Independent Albums
2004 A Long Hot Summer - 82 44


  1. ^ A Long Hot Summer at AllMusic
  2. ^ J-23 (2004-08-01). "Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  3. ^ Jost, Matt (2004-08-10). "Masta Ace :: A Long Hot Summer :: M3/Yosumi". Rap Reviews. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  4. ^ "Masta Ace: A Long Hot Summer". VIBE Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Masta Ace: A Long Hot Summer". XXL Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. 
  6. ^ "A Long Hot Summer". Amazon. Retrieved 2012-02-29.