Ace Hood Opens Up About His Daughter’s Death

Ace Hood’s Starvation mixtape dropped today (March 30) and the Florida native continues to unveil his personal style of story-telling on the project.

Hood tells XXLMag.com he wrestle with the idea of rapping about the loss of his infant daughter on the song ‘Hallucinations,” but ultimately decided it was time to talk about his pain.

“That’s my only way to actually release,” Hood, sitting in the We The Best studios, said about his music. “That goes back to me saying this music is just more… This music is my getaway. That’s why it means so much to me. The shit that I put out. Everything I put into this music, it’s meaningful. These types of records is why people love my music. It was hard. It’s hard for me to get in the booth and put forth what goes on in my personal life, it ain’t easy, man. That’s just my way of releasing. The way I know how to release it. Putting my message into something like ‘Hallucinations’.”


The death of his infant happened recently, so Ace is still in mourning, but music has served as an outlet to help him cope with his grieving.

“It definitely did in a way,” he revealed. “I had to keep myself busy in order to try to… It’s still fresh in my mind. I’m a Christian, man. I grew up with a family and I was raised that way. I know how to cope with these types of things. I know God does everything for a reason. I truly believe that. If I didn’t believe that I would handle things differently than what I did. Everything happens for a reason. Like they say: ‘you’re in a better place.’

“Those are the things I think the fans or the people don’t truly understand,” he added. They don’t know what you are truly going through in your mind. One thing I can say, if you hear some Ace Hood shit, its going to be 100 percent real. Authentic.” —Shaheem Reid (@ShaheemReid)

  • number1priority

    R.I.P i respect ace for this

  • BReal

    On some real sh*t….I Can definitely respect this…RIP to his little girl…

  • http://blackmarketest1985.com Jack D

    Good 2 see he deals with adversity in a different way. I Respect that

  • Dillon

    i dont really like ace hood but he gets props from me for this

  • T.O.D.

    Starvation is hard as fuck

  • kimix

    soory man things happen but R.I.P

  • SayMyName

    That was probably the realest shit he ever said

    The problem is the people he hangs with

    People can’t take him serious when he hangs with William and the fat arab

    He should jump ship

  • izreal316

    up tpo now i haven’t paid him too much attention but as a artist and father my heart goes out to this man. i’ll be peeping his music now. i do like body to body

  • aquasie aberantie

    hoping 4 a beta future. all is not lost.one step backwards ;two steps foward

  • aquasie aberantie

    hoping 4 a beta future. all is not lost.one step backwards ;two steps forward

  • t bizzle

    head up my nigga.. crack babies dont always make it

    • Justin

      bro thats not even cool… cold hearted

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  • Tangly

    Yeeh Nigguh Yeeh! on some real shiitt dawgyhizzles foshizzy lemon squeezy… Nikkaz

  • juzeve

    When you sorrow I sorrow for I am your sister in Christ just know that she is now in God’s loving hands and nonthing or noone can do her any harm she’s actually in a better position than we are she’s at home already waiting on you Ace. Let it flow Ace let it flow the best way you know how through your music and watch God blossom you.

  • bring back black

    I don’t take him serious as a black person who hears an artist their first main stream cd all they call out is latinbroads. Some sort of Self hate… the dark ones usually hate their skin the most. It is sad. All that power an so weak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CARLA

    GOD BLESS U ACE

  • city f babyy

    hey yo hood..”only lord know” o blood,sweat n tears album..i dedicate dis song of yours 2u man,u real nigga ”we the better 4eva” heater talk neva maks u mad hood..may de lil one R.I.P…soo woop

  • Cynthia Webb

    Your music goes hard & my heart goes out to you

  • gatta baby(zimbabwe)

    soz ma nigga i noe hw t feels lyc t aint nfn to mess wit buh imma juss giv ace props fo twa he b duin to keep nd adopt to e situations….r.i.p to e lil gal

  • Tara

    Prayin for u everyday Mr. Hood. You have one of the realest cd’s out there. I love “Lord Knows”, one of my favorite songs. Please keep the hits comin. I bang your cd everyday before work, gives me motivation. God has given you a gift to rap. Keep up all the hard work, because its paying off in the end. Your the bestest!

  • charley

    i feel u man i kno wut it feels like to lose a family member well my mom was pregnant the she had a baby in her womb well the baby’s heart wasnt strong so she started dyin slowly in the womb so i never saw the baby,but we have to move on with our life i love your music i respect you god bless you sir

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  • Jav’Jav

    Rip to his daughter love how he’s putting the emotion in his music respect <3

  • Pepsie Bilal

    OMG! Sooo sorry for ur lost….Just now hearing about it.

  • The Truth

    Ace the fuk Hood one of the realest in the game…hope he’s copin well with his loss…keep doin your thang bruh

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthoney.sosa.pelletier Anthoney Pereira

    shoutout to ace. in a rea hard place. continuing to put out great music. keep doing your thing. see you in boston in 6 days.

  • aanoy

    STAY STRONG ACE

    TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS ALBUM GOES HARDDDDDD

    RESPECT !!!!!