He was co-founder of Fania Records.
He was a police officer in New York City before attending, and during law school.
He then worked for a public relations firm in Cuba, where he became interested in Latin music.
In 1964 in New York City, Masucci, then a divorce attorney, and Johnny Pacheco, a Dominican musician, established Fania Records.
They started out selling records out of the trunk of cars on the streets of Spanish Harlem, signing up young artists, creating new sounds, and eventually having hit records.
Over the next 15 years, Fania Records helped define the sound, culture, and language associated with the salsa genre, a musical movement that arose partly from the unavailability in the United States of music produced in Cuba.
In 1980, he was running Fame, a modeling agency.
It was reported that he had three daughters, Darlene, Misty and Corrine.
- A Tribute to Tito Rodríguez (Fania, 1976)
- Latin Connection (Fania, 1981)
- Social Change (Fania, 1981)
- Guasasa (Fania, 1989)
- Ray Barretto ACID (Fania 1968)
- Live at the Red Garter, Vol. 1 (Fania, 1968)
- Live at the Red Garter, Vol. 2 (Fania, 1969)
- Live at the Cheetah, Vol. 1 (Fania, 1972)
- Live at the Cheetah, Vol. 2 (Fania, 1972)
- Live at the Cheetah, Vol. 2 (Fania, 1973)
- Latin-Soul-Rock (Fania, 1974)
- Fania All-Stars (Island, 1975)
- Live in Japan 76 (Fania, 1976)
- Live at Yankee Stadium, Vol. 1 (Fania, 1976)
- Live at Yankee Stadium, Vol. 2 (Fania, 1976)
- Live (Fania, 1978)
- Habana Jam (Fania, 1979)
- Live in Africa (Fania, 1986)
- Our Latin Thing (Fania 1972)
- Salsa (Fania, 1974)
- In Africa (Fania, 1993)
- Live (Fania, 1995)
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