Masta Ace joins forces with the metal faced MF DOOM for Son of Yvonne, a highly personal concept album that celebrates the life and legacy of Ace’s recently departed mother. Like his 2004 landmark, Disposable Arts, Masta Ace’s Son of Yvonne is meticulously constructed with stories, settings, and characters that resonate with humanity. Interstitial vignettes provide a thematic backbone to the experience, and each track complements and completes the previous to form a narrative whole: a visceral and nostalgic slice of Ace’s young life in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Entirely underscored by MF DOOM’s iconic Special Herbs instrumentals, Son of Yvonne includes guest features from Big Daddy Kane, Pav Bundy (The Bundies), Reggie B and the super-villain himself, MF DOOM. Masta Ace’s no frills flow still looms largest though, above the dusty samples and digger loops that define DOOM’s production.