Ace Hoods Royal Flush Allhiphop.com Interview Inside!
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If you have had your ears anywhere close to the street within the last six years, you can hear DJ Khaled influence with artists like Plies, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, and T-Pain; all owing some of their success to the Miami music staple. It shouldn’t have surprised anyone when Def Jam ‘Listennn’ed and gave Khaled his own imprint, We The Best Records. His first move, go back to South Florida to sign an ambitious MC, Ace Hood, to add fresh blood to the Florida movement and start his label off on the right foot.
Ace Hood, a young Broward county rapper went from rapping at Khaled’s Birthday Bash to getting on the path (his upcoming debut is titled Gutta on (We The Best/Def Jam) to hopefully seeing his name alongside some of the aforementioned stars from the Sunshine State. Only time may tell, but his confidence, along with seemly statewide support have Ace Hood primed to be the next rap batter up.
AllHipHop.com: Ace Hood is a pretty catchy name. How did you come up with the moniker?
Ace Hood: Basically, first it was Ace, ace always represents one, you feel me, pretty much where I went with it, Ace represents one, I always felt like I was an Army by myself. I always felt like I could hold myself down in any situation. I am a man of my own so me being from the hood and me being from the streets that’s basically what I did, I Just attached hood to it. So I just came up with Ace Hood.
AllHipHop.com: What gives Ace Hood his inspiration?
Ace Hood: One of my inspirations of course is my Mom, she inspired me to do what I do feel me, being that she was a hard worker, working three or four jobs just to survive she was a hard working woman. As far as the inspirations with the music I had a couple of people I listened to coming up of course I listened to the Trick's and stuff coming from my area, like the TI’s.
AllHipHop.com: That was a bold move, performing in front of Khaled on the street. What was your thought process behind that, and did you think a deal could come with it?
Ace Hood: I wasn’t even in that situation to get a deal; I was just there to actually perform at his birthday bash. I had no intentions in my head; my mind was basically focused on it. I mean I was like second guessing like, “Yo I was going to get a deal and what if this or that or what if he was going to sign me,” or anything like that. I had a couple thoughts like that on my mind but I had no intentions on getting a deal or anything like that. I just waited the process out. I just wished to perform at his birthday bash and it ended up being something more than that.
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