Singled Out: "I Strive To Be The Best & I Will Be The Best Soon Enough"

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 7:40PM

Written by SOHH for Ace Hood

[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Kayla Brianna broke down her Meek Mill-assisted "I Got That" single, Miami's Ace Hood goes in on his "Have Mercy" smash.]

The record came about off of vibes. One day I went to the studio and I'm in there everyday working on my new album, Trials & Tribulations, and I just was in there creating off of vibes.

I do everything off of experiences and my current emotions at the time. I happened to be in the studio and it just feels like it's my time. I got one of the biggest records in the country right now and there's just a lot of great energy going on right now. I've got one of the hottest mixtapes of 2013 and I feel like I'm going to kill the game even more.

I feel like I've got a lot more in store for the people and the fans. It's like, "Have Mercy" for what I'm about to do. This record was just me in the studio and I ended up laying it down and putting my pain and passion, that good music I love to create. It ended up coming out incredible and it's just real life. It's just real life for me.

My hunger's definitely growing. I strive to be the best and I will be the best soon enough. That's what I do this for. I don't make music just for you to rock to in the club, I'm making lifelong music. I want this to be appreciated five, ten, twenty years from now, the way Biggie and Pac are still relevant in 2013.

That's what I want music to do. I'm going to continue staying hungry. That'll never change about me. That's just one thing fans love about me. They're passionate about anything I do in life. Whatever it may be, I'm just a passionate brother.

Antoine McColister (born 11 May 1988 in Port St. Lucie Florida) better known by his stage name Ace Hood is an American rapper signed to DJ Khaled label We The Best Music and Cash Money. After a football injury in the tenth grade, he began to seriously consider rapping as a career. In 2007, he met DJ Khaled, and gave him her demo Khaled asked Ace to rap over the instrumental of I'm So Hood, and then decided to sign him Gutta's debut album was released in 2008 and featured appearances from T-Pain Rick Ross Akon Flo Rida and Trey Songz. Over the past few years, Ace's buzz has continued to grow with endless collaborations, albums, mixtapes and more.

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