News: DJ Khaled Still Reps For Ace Hood, "The H*es, I Mean Women, They Love Him"
Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 10:27AM
Def Jam South president DJ Khaled recently spoke on the public's perception of his artist Ace Hood and why the rapper still has potential to become a rap star in the years to come.
From the Miami producer's perspective, Hood has nothing but time on his side.
"I mean, Ace Hood is still 21 years old," Khaled pointed out in an interview. "The h*es, I mean women, they love him, and he has potential to be a superstar. It's going to take hard work and I have his back 100 percent...DJ Khaled's involvement is everything in the record. DJ Khaled comes up with the concept. DJ Khaled gets with the producer and is either me making it or somebody else making it with me orchestrating the situation. DJ Khaled is bringing the energy from the artist, to me, to the producer, then to the room. I am Berry Gordy of hip-hop." (All Hip Hop)
Last December, Khaled said Hood still had room to grow and spark a larger following of fans.
"A lot of people don't know, Ace Hood is one of the most selling new rap artists," Khaled explained in an interview. "It's hard to sell a lot of records these days; that's what they sayin', right? But at the same time, if I look at other new rap artists that came out in the last two years, like new artists on his level, he sold more. It's not even like that with me [with sales.] It's about making Ace into a superstar, which he is gonna be, one of the big superstars in the game." (XXL Mag)
Ace's second album, Ruthless, debuted on the charts last summer.
DJ Khaled protege Ace Hood's sophomore project Ruthless hit No. 23 in it's first week. After a solid seven days on the charts, the album is seen scanning 19,700 pieces. (Sales Wrap)
Predicting his status five years from 2009, Hood previously revealed where he would like to see his career go.
"I'm going to be so rich," he explained in an interview. "My brand is going to be like a Bad Boy label. We're going to be one of the biggest mobs in the game. We going to have everything on smash. I might just build another community in another island or something. Show you what We The Best is! Nah, but for real, 5 years from now, I just hope to be successful. One day, I could have artists of my own being able to buy their own million dollar cribs, and have things of their own. Have their own Bentleys and Phantoms. I just wanna have Ace Hood bumping in every city, like a New York. I could just have an Ace Hood poster or an Ace Hood clothing line. Just have a brand for myself. I just want people to see Ace Hood as the rapper, the dude with the clothing line, all while the money is counting up. That's how we gonna get it." (Hip Hop Game)
Check out a past Ace Hood interview below: