Ace Hood Separates Teeny Bop Rappers From Grown Men, Justifies “Cash Flow”


Ace Hood isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel here. This past year alone, artists like Lil Wayne and Hurricane Chris have released titles like “Got Money” and “Get Money,” respectively. When time came to select the first single off his debut album, Gutta, due in stores September 23, Ace opted for “Cash Flow,” yet another single celebrating money.

“I just felt like it was relevant at that point and time,” Ace told XXLMag.com. “That was just my whole thought process. Why not? I feel like it’s gonna be the biggest money street record just cause it’s so catchy and even if you ain’t got somebody’s money you gon come see them regardless.”

Now 20-years old, Ace was only 19 when he recorded most of Gutta’s material. Money aside, Ace’s content leans towards grown man business rather than issues closer to his age bracket. But what makes a teenage artist spit one way or the other?

“I mean depending on how real it is,” Ace explained. “I feel as an artist, you gotta be believable. That’s why they leaning towards me because, I’m giving it to them raw and uncut and I’m young.”

“A lot of the OGs respect me cause they’re like, ‘oh, he’s a young cat, but he’s giving it to you real,” he continued. “It’s real rap. I mean, the other dudes…they do their thing with their music, I just gotta give it to them raw, you feel me?” –Carl Chery

  • HU

    What the fuck is he saying? It was relevant to name his song “Cash Flow”? What is this shit even doing under news? I’m so tired of this shit.

  • The_Truth

    You won’t remember him by Christmas. . .sorry, but that market is BEYOND saturated.

    • Peschola

      Co-Sign!!!!!

    • Dub Sac

      I just read the article and have already forgotten this dude.

  • DJ Knox

    Yeah, the song’s catchy, the topic is SO played tho. I hate seein this nigga rep Brward for “us”, man. Makes niggas appreciate Plies more tho. LOL

  • don trapacino

    wow this dude is a clown… when were you putting in work Mr Al Capone? From like the ages of 14-19yrs old. Please, OGs couldnt possibly respect ur corny azz.

  • MikeJones

    Between piles of shit and this genius, Florida should be very proud.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com d-town

    The song is catchy i give it that, but other than that i cant say if O.G’s respect him or not, in my opinion though I THINK NOT..hopefully this brother is around for a lil while…shout dallas (214,469,972)

  • dj ashy fingerz

    Seriously Carl, I KNOW you laughning while u listening to him say the same cliche bullshit EVERY FUCKING RAPPAH has said in the past 5 years

    • ALBANY4LIFE

      Damn right about that shit. Nowadays you could read an interview,look at the questions they ask, and answer the shit yourself. I watched V.I.C go on rap city b4 and get asked the usual questions and heard responses like,’i want people to know im really talented and not just about ”get silly’. Then he proceeds to get in the booth,use Wayne style for the 4 bars he spit, and just keep sayin yahhhh like some bitch from the valley.

  • Jenisis

    seriously, who is this cat? and why the hell is “Cash Flow” more relevant than anything else with a similar title? Whatever, if dude is talkin like he grown, he might actually have somethin to say, so imma at least give him a chance to back up his words. show and prove my nigga

  • XXL get it Right

    First of all dis nigga from Broward County. Pompano/Deerfield Beach.That ain’t in no fuckin’ Miami. XXL get it right.

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  • AZ40

    I’m not sayin’ young cats don’t put in work but this nigga is like the letter Q…nowhere close to G, this nigga is a fraud and you can tell, co-sign about V.I.C niggas is gonna continue to lump him in that group until you show something different first impressions are everything.

  • http://www.HipHopSince1976.Com HipHopSince1976

    I know for a fact this nigga aint about shit…
    Cant wait till his time is up..
    Str8 wack

  • solo

    man that song is wack….. wait to u hear my “fresh to def” from unsigned and shining…..

  • http://www.myspace.com/nickdgreat Nick D Great

    I grew wit Ace and this man worked his behind off to get where he at. He is a great MC and is lyrical, if u haters were smart u would know how it works, he gotta come out with the gimmick stuff thats just how it is. Me bein a music artist myself agree we need somethin different but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I wish my Dog the best of luck and imma buy 2 albums one for me and one for yall haters lol…
    ps. any negative feedback to me 4 my response id like to say thanks in advanced…Peace Nick D Great!!!

    • NAWLEDGE

      Nick D Great

      If this cat is sooooo lyrical, he should’ve came out with that type of music. Fuck the gimmicky bullshit. Artist are softer than cookie dough nowadays. They need to stand up for what they believe in. Im tired of seeing my southern folks, ESPECIALLY my Florida folks (305 btw), sell their music and soul for some damn change. If niggas like Lupe, Common, Outkast, and them type of dudes could STILL blow up, WITHOUT doing all that gimmicky garbage, why cant we Floridan niggas do it?? Shit is just sad…

    • NAWLEDGE

      Nick D Great

      If this cat is sooooo lyrical, he should’ve came out with that type of music. Fuck the gimmicky bullshit. Artists are softer than cookie dough nowadays. They need to stand up for what they believe in. Im tired of seeing my southern folks, ESPECIALLY my Florida folks (305 btw), sell their music and soul for some damn change. If niggas like Lupe, Common, Outkast, and them type of dudes could STILL blow up, WITHOUT doing all that gimmicky garbage, why cant we Floridan niggas do it?? Shit is just sad…

  • tje009

    Im so tired of these rappers the same thing “i spit real rap” and “all the OGs respect me”….like NO SHIT…every rappers spits real shit. Do you hear any rappers claiming to rap about fake shit? lol

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  • dat nigga

    dis nigga gonna make his mark in da game and for all u cats saying he aint put in work cause he a young nigga shut da fuck up in my city kids at da age of 12 start puttin in their due so wat da fuck u sayin folk. chicago to orlando 773 to da 407 im dat midwest southside connect u dig

  • http://xxlmag.com ricanboi06

    tip n webbie wuz spittin dat real shit when dey wuz 19 n shit n dey got record deals…but i aint really feelin dis nigga

  • balaramesh

    tje009, you a funny dude! that was perfect.

    i knew this was going to be ignorant before i read it:

    “That was just my whole thought process. Why not? I feel like it’s gonna be the biggest money street record just cause it’s so catchy and even if you ain’t got somebody’s money you gon come see them regardless.”

    that made not sense whatsoever

    much respect to this cat anyone.

  • balaramesh

    this kid has to be the illegitimate kid of takeo spikes (google him)

  • REAL TALK 08

    ACE HOOD=Fake az Lil’ Wayne wanna be!

  • WestendAD

    I like the song but its redudant and shows a lack of creativity. The track is what really caught me. I doubt this dude has any lyrical ability or lyrical range for that matter. He most likely doesn’t have any new topics on his cd. And whoever said plies was any good. He sucks too, I hate his delivery. He sounds like he might be slow. I worry about the younger generation, they think the carter 3 is a classic. These kids have no idea what a classic is. Atliens, both biggie cds, Illmatic, etc…….. Somebody educate these kids.

  • Peru

    You can damn near judge a nigga’s talent by his name nowadays. ACE HOOD…hmmm, wonder what he is gonna rap about…wonder what his claim to fame will be…wonder who his voice will “speak” for…ACE HOOD, really!!!

  • http://www.iblog126.blogspot.com napps126

    “I’ll tell You one THing/ DOn’t Play About Mine”

    lol

    Fo real though…he’s from Deerfield/ Pompano
    I just don’t know why he aint do the shoot in his hood or at least in Lauderdale….makes u wonder hmmmm…

    nuff said

  • nikeindabutt

    Okay i’m not mad at anyone for trying to get paid if they’re not a) trying to stop my money or b) hurting anyone else in the process…but how much “REALER” would the game be if wack new rappers with little to no talent and nothing new to offer would just say “i’m just trying to follow the crowd and get paid!”…

    I mean damn…can these new niggas stop talking shit about how they are different and their music is different—-when in reality the shit is CLEARLY the same ole same ole (garbage)!