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Does Ace Hood have Longevity?

By Hardcore Critic
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

This summer, Ace Hood turned heads with a triumphant comeback. His hit single, “Hustle Hard,” helped place him back on radio stations and on music video channels. While Ace Hood is relevant again, will he remain relevant a year from now?

Three years ago, Ace Hood introduced himself to the world. Ace Hood was the first artist signed to DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group. The young rapper was immediately signed and placed in the studio. Ace Hood released his debut album, Gutta, in 2008.

Following his single, “Cash Flow,” Ace Hood was virtually forgotten by most casual fans. Ace Hood’s next album, Ruthless, released less than a year later, had almost no buzz. After two low-selling albums, Ace Hood contemplated quitting rap to focus on things more realistic.

Early this year, Ace Hood made the comeback, but can he keep the wave going? All the other rappers from the We The Best movement have proven their longevity. Plies had a successful string of releases from 2007 until 2010. Rick Ross debuted in 2006 and has experienced tremendous success in the time since then, with his fifth album currently in the works. Lil Wayne’s career took off as he was working with DJ Khaled. As a protege of DJ Khaled, can Ace Hood rise to the same proportions.

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