Ace Hood Brings Unmatched “Energy” on New Single
The Independent Trailblazer Announces B.O.D.Y. EP, Arriving This Summer
The Broward County Groundbreaker Brings the Fire as He Prepares the Followup to February’s M.I.N.D. EP
The Song + Announcement:
“This is flow, movement, a magnetic feel. Light beings! Passing along information through energy.” – Ace Hood
A master of balancing self-improvement, social consciousness, family life, and artistic independence, Ace Hood knows his energy is worth protecting. Returning to show that he is more spirited than ever, Ace shares “Energy,” the first single from his upcoming B.O.D.Y. EP. Arriving this summer, B.O.D.Y. (Build Or Destroy You) serves as the followup to February’s M.I.N.D. EP. Whereas M.I.N.D. (Memories Inside Never Die) aimed to provoke thought in its listeners, B.O.D.Y. focuses on perception and the role of human senses in distilling lived experiences.
Teased on Instagram earlier this week, “Energy” is one of Ace’s most charged-up tracks in his decorated career. Highlighted by fresh flows that float over the airy instrumental’s booming bass with a renewed sense of drive, the track finds Ace comfortably adorning his crown: “Heads up, the king is here in my ride/When it’s right on time and if you do not mind/I’d like a glass of Prosecco wine, I’m with the queen bout to get offline/Wait, scratch that.” The uptempo “Energy” indicates the more emotional and melodic approach that Ace takes on the B.O.D.Y. EP.
Released this spring, M.I.N.D. marked a fresh, new start for Ace. The EP was animated by a clear social message that dissected the mentality required to triumph over personal and generational trauma. Whether celebrating the spoils of his hard-earned self-sovereignty as an artist on tracks like “Living Legend,” or grappling with long-standing structures which serve to deny him that autonomy as a black man on songs like “Free,” M.I.N.D. served as Ace’s testament to the universal truths found only by looking inward. With B.O.D.Y., Ace aims to uncover the individual truths exposed by experiencing the universe outwardly.
As he prepares to bulk up the sound of summer with B.O.D.Y., stay tuned for much more music and mindfulness from Ace Hood.
Stream “Energy”: https://music.empi.re/energy
Amid a career highlighted by gold and platinum plaques, Top 10 albums, and A-list collaborations, Ace Hood solidified his legend as the first rapper from Broward County, FL, to reach national prominence, paving the way for artists like Kodak Black, YNW Melly (about whom Ace Hood narrated a podcast with Complex and Spotify), and more. This new path was not easily forged for Ace, who made immense personal sacrifices to invest in himself while reinventing his artistry. Ace’s journey to inhabit his new self began with his physical and mental health–he devoted himself to training (he started a supplement brand called Ace Blend to help people realize their gains), meditation, family time, and self-love. Though there were some bumps on his road to self-reliance, Ace always knew he was on the right track. “I am in a space where I’m creating the best music of my life,” says Ace. The success of his 2020 album, Mr. Hood, and its hit single, “We Ball” (75 million streams), have proven that statement, and this year, he’s on a mission to sustain, even grow, his independent empire.
“Greatness” ft. Killer Mike: https://youtu.be/jBFDXLU8BY4
M.I.N.D. (Memories Inside Never Die): https://music.empi.re/mind
M.I.N.D. (Memories Inside Never Die) Trailer: https://youtu.be/3toqr2tXn2E