BigAce da' StoneFace AKA Ace Master LJ grew up in West Denver CO, in the North Lincoln Housing Authority, AKA 'The Yellow Projects' In the early '80's, BigAce was listening to a new type of music called Rap, which most people thought a fad and said would never last. As you can no doubt see, Rap was here to stay. He was influenced by groups such as Run DMC, Fat Boys, Whodini, Rodney O and Joe Cooley, LA Dream Team, amongst many others. In the late '80's he created the rap name Ace Master, which in his mind, stood for Ace of all aces and Master of all masters. He was known by his family as LJ, which stood for little Joe (since he was a Jr.) Later he added LJ to the name Ace Master. At this time he started to write his own raps and battle against other local rappers, traveling to other schools to do this. In the mid to late '90's, he looked to move forward with his music and joined a local group called the Midnight Soldiers, who gained popularity in Denver's underground scene. He also co-wrote for a group called Pure Devocion, who found huge success locally and was being played in regular rotation on a Denver radio station. From there he joined a local Rap label called Kut-n-Kru Records, where he released an EP called Gangstas Autograph, as Lyrical Mersinaries. Now he has found a home at Calhoun Block Music, and raps under the alias
BigAce da' StoneFace.