Exclusive: Ace Hood Hustles Hard For Higher Power, "It's Important For Me To Give That Time To The G-O-D"

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 3:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

After recently revealing his recent interest in the church onTwitter, SOHH decided to hit up DJ Khaled protege Ace Hood to get the scoop on his under the radar Sunday visits with the higher power.

While he has dropped multiple albums and flirted with success at the young age of 23, Hood said he still finds time to attend Sunday services.

"At the end of the day, as a human being, there's things that I believe in and ways that I grew up," Hood told SOHH, "I grew up with morals. At the end of the day, my mother still hits me if I haven't gone to visit. I might be on tour and she'll hit me saying, 'If you're not here, then you need to be in church.' I always make time at the end of the day. As a man, I'm going to make time for family, for women, partying and so it's important for me to give that time to the G-o-d. It's why I wake up to a beautiful penthouse and cars and all this nice stuff. So I have to give it back -- praying and going through different things in my life, I've seen a change. It's the reason why I believe in who I believe in." (SOHH)

A couple weeks ago, Hood revealed his attendance at a church ceremony.

"Powerful message in church today...," he tweeted March 11th. (Ace Hood's Twitter)

Recently, The Clipse's Malice changed his rap alias in light of a revamped religious outlook.

Everyone bid farewell to the rapper you once knew as Malice, aka one half of coke-rap duo Clipse. And now, say hello to, um, No Malice. Yeap, that's the name Gene Thornton is choosing to go by from here on out. And he's making sure we all know that by releasing this video of him laying his former self to rest. As you'll see below, Malice is in the casket of a funeral home, where No Malice says his goodbyes and reveals that a new project, Hear Ye Him!, is due out this summer. Interesting.. (Prefix Mag)

In summer 2011, the Virginia-bred emcee killed comparisons to rapper-turned-pastor Mason "Mase" Betha.

"I'm working on a solo mixtape titled Hear Ye Him," Malice revealed in an interview. "I just think it's going to be so crazy and I'm so excited that I can't sleep at night. I can't wait to get these verses out here to the fans, especially those who thought I stopped rapping or I'm doing Christian hip-hop or gospel music or something now. I'm definitely not doing that -- I respect any vehicle that promotes Christ, so I definitely respect, but that's just not something I do. I don't think I would do a good service to gospel music or Christian hip-hop." (Karmaloop TV)

Check out some past Ace Hood footage below:

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