Cinematic Music Group artist, Yungeen Ace, dropped a new video, Real Life, with YouTube. Ace, a Jacksonville native, is becoming known to never shy away from rapping about the rough path he’s experienced in the harsh streets of Duval. Through his music, Ace has always spit raw lyrics expressing his pain, while sharing his journey of humble beginnings to becoming a breakthrough rap star.
Yungeen Ace has had a busy 2019, already having released 2 projects halfway through the year (“Can’t Speak On It” with JayDaYoungan and his “Chloe” mixtape dedicated to longtime girlfriend). Ace returns this week with a new song and video called “Freestyle“, detailing a family situation that leaves Ace troubled internally. Shot by Magic, watch the official video below and stay tuned for Ace heading out on tour with Polo G and Luh Kel later this month.
A passionate follow up to his joint project, Can’t Speak On It, which Jacksonville rapper Yungeen Ace delivered earlier this summer alongside JayDaYoungan, Chloe is a curated collection of songs Ace wrote and recorded for his girlfriend. In contrast to the wave of new age trap coming out of tucked-away hubs for music across the South, this project delves into a more intimate side of life for the young emcee.
Beginning with “Mountains”, a modern ballad and testament to Ace’s heart of gold, the project transitions from song to song with ease and emotions are kept high with songs like “Little Star”, an ode to young love and determination designed to tug on heartstrings. With expertly arranged and orchestrated instrumentals reminiscent of the more emotive keyboard playing of producers like Zaytoven, Ace delivers in a new fashion while remaining authentic to the young Florida superstar that we’ve grown to know and love in the past 18 months.
As the 21 year old reaches new heights, having overcome a number of obstacles in recent years that are touched on and explained in depth on a number of his previous records, Ace’s genuine love and admiration for his girlfriend Chloe, is all the more moving as a curtain is drawn back from a life not easily peered into by the public eye. Conclusively, a vulnerably gifted piece of insight into Ace’s life and love, Chloe is filled to the seams with trap ballads that can add some fuel to the fire of everyone’s summer love.
Some of the youngest new voices of the south, the two auspicious emcees JayDaYoungan and Yungeen Ace have teamed up to deliver their first joint-project, Can’t Speak On It. Merging two pivotal styles of southern rap, the bullicole yet honest story-telling popularized by Florida rappers such as Kodak Black and XXXTentacion intertwined with the galvanizing trap melodies that have taken hold of states like Louisiana, Alabama and Texas in recent years, the two artists create a piece of work chock full of intricate production, raw lyricism and incandescent melodies that flow seamlessly with one another. The project boasts no features, and the pair take matters into their own hands as they create an atmosphere for their listeners from the first song to the last. The album is introduced with the track “Opps,” released as a single in weeks prior garnering upwards of 2.5M streams on YouTube, and from there the project transitions effortlessly from song to song, with stand-out tracks like “Jackie Chan” maintaining the energy and others like “Step For You” giving an insightful look into a more circumspect and emotionally self-aware side of the two young rappers. Concluded with “Jungle,” one of the duo’s most notable tracks that hit the public ear in the Summer of 2018, the project shows nothing but promise as Yungeen Ace and JayDaYoungan ascend to new heights not only in their home states, but in the ever growing universe of hip-hop.
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