There has been an ongoing debate between New York hip hop and the Southern movement for years now. Rappers have come and gone representing each side. Over the years, the Southern influence has had a profound effect on New York rappers.
Ace Hood has risen in this new era with New York rappers frequently working with Southern acts. In his first music video, there were cameo appearances from Fat Joe and Fabolous. Hood currently has two major hits on the radio.
Promising to re-emerge in 2011, Ace Hood has given his opinion on the difference between the two areas. He said New York rap focuses more on lyrics, while Southern rap focuses more on swagger. Ace quickly said his influence comes from his Florida roots.
However, Ace Hood said he has been influenced by both Lil Wayne and T.I. Surprising to some, Ace Hood said he was a big fan of Canibus.