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    Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:47:48

    Feature: Ace Hood Has What It Takes To Take Over Rap - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    As far as hip-hop goes right now, there's one young MC on track to becoming the next bona fide superstar, and that's Ace Hood.

    There's a myriad of reasons why he's on that fast track too. His fourth full-length album, Trials & Tribulations, invades stores on July 16 via We The Best Music Group and Cash Money Records, and it's already got the makings of a classic. So far, Ace has graced us with two simply unforgettable bangers from the album, providing the soundtrack to 2013.

    First off, there was the gold-selling "Bugatti", which in addition to wielding one of the catchiest hooks of the past decade, it also showcased just how tight the MC's flow really his. He rips through the verses with effusive gusto and mind-blowing turbo wordplay. That's the real reason why "Bugatti" rolls so smooth. It's because of Ace's lyrical gift blazing through lines like, "Killing the scene, bring the coroner in, swallow or choke, hit her and go home, I won't call her again". Future's hook shines as Rick Ross rages on the final verse proclaiming, "Ricky Rozay and Ace Hood, we hella trill".

    However, he raised the stakes even higher on "We Outchea". His soulful inflection volleyed off of Lil Wayne's wild warble for another slippery and shining anthem. The track slides from airtight mic work and super fast cadence into another bumping refrain. You could hear this in the club or in the gym, and it works either way. Ace has got the talent of legends and the hunger of the underground, making for a formidable one-two punch.

    As he's previewed it, Trials & Tribulations has come together like more of a story than just another record, threaded together by his skills and lyrics. Let's not forget just how powerful his last offering, Blood, Sweat & Tears (Deluxe Edition) was either. Hustling harder than the competition, Ace blasted through banger after banger, maintaining street intensity with the right amount of catchiness. He's already perfected that approach exponentially on "Bugatti" and "We Outchea".

    Now, it's time for him to take the throne. He's gone through Trials & Tribulations to become one of the best rappers in the game.

    Rick Florino
    07.08.13


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    See our most recent interview with Ace Hood here!

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