Master of Ceremonies (Styles P album)

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Master of Ceremonies
Styles P. - Master of Ceremonies.jpg
Studio album by Styles P
Released October 4, 2011
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 43:27
Label D-Block, E1 Music
Producer Pete Rock, Statik Selektah, Warren G, AraabMuzik, Black Saun, J. Music House, Phonix Beats, Supastylez, Ty Fyffe, Reefa
Styles P chronology
The Green Ghost Project
(2010)The Green Ghost Project2010
Master of Ceremonies
The World's Most Hardest MC Project
(2012)The World's Most Hardest MC Project2012

Master of Ceremonies is the fourth studio album by American rapper Styles P. The album was released on October 4, 2011, by D-Block Records and E1 Music.[1] The album features guest appearances from Lloyd Banks, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pharoahe Monch, Pharrell Williams and Styles' group The L.O.X.. Producers on the album include Pete Rock, Statik Selektah, Warren G, Dipset AraabMuzik, and more. The lead single from Master of Ceremonies, is "Harsh", which features Rick Ross and Busta Rhymes. A second single has also been released. The song is called "It's OK", which features Jadakiss.[2]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[4]
RapReviews 7/10[5]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[6]

Master of Ceremonies was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. David Jeffries of AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars, saying "Big money names like Pharrell, Busta Rhymes, and Rick Ross himself fill the guest list, but Styles is as uncompromising and hard as always, filling the middle of this effort with dark, stark, and dirty reminders of life in the ghetto and/or life as a gangster."[3] Alex Thornton of HipHopDX gave the album three and a half stars out of five, saying "Styles is doing his best to represent the collective properly with his latest solo. While it feels like Master of Ceremonies could have been more, it’s a solid effort worth checking out both for fans of Styles specifically and New York rap in general."[4] Ralph Bristout of XXL gave the album an XL rating, saying "Despite a loaded list of features and the underwhelming Avery Storm-assisted “How I Fly,” Master of Ceremonies exhibits more wins than duds. Holiday certainly lives up to the album’s title."[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 33 on the Billboard 200, selling 11,300 copies in its first week.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "How I Fly" (featured Avery Storm) Warren G 3:10
2. "We Don't Play" (featuring Lloyd Banks) Supastylez 3:36
3. "I'm a G" (featuring Rell) Supastylez 3:17
4. "Ryde on da Regular" AraabMuzik 3:17
5. "Keep The Faith" (featuring Aja) J. Music House 5:04
6. "Children" (featuring Pharoahe Monch) Pete Rock 3:28
7. "Street Shit" (featuring Sheek Louch) Black Saun 3:32
8. "Feelings Gone" Statik Selektah 3:28
9. "Harsh" (featuring Rick Ross & Busta Rhymes) Phonix Beats 4:18
10. "It's OK" (featuring Jadakiss) Phonix Beats 3:32
11. "Don't Turn Away" (featuring Pharrell) Reefa 2:58
12. "Uhh-Ohh" (featuring Sheek Louch) Ty Fyffe 3:53


Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard 200[8] 33
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 5
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 8


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  2. ^ Shake. "Styles P – It's OK f. Jadakiss (Video)". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved 2015-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b Jeffries, David (2011-10-04). "Master of Ceremonies - Styles P". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  4. ^ a b Thornton, Alex (2011-10-10). "Styles P - Master of Ceremonies | Read Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews & Hip Hop Album Reviews". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  5. ^ "Feature for October 18, 2011 - Styles P's "Master of Ceremonies"". 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Styles P, Master of Ceremonies". Xxlmag.Com. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  7. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus (2011-10-12). "J. Cole Keeps The Competition Sidelined, Lil Wayne Stays Grounded In Top 10, Styles P LOX's Into The Chart". Sohh.Com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  8. ^ "Styles P Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  9. ^ "Styles P Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  10. ^ "Styles P Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.