Single: Yungeen Ace – “So Long”
The Jacksonville Rapper Shares His First New Single of 2019–a Somber Reflection on His Recent Struggles
“Already, he feels incapable of mediocrity and when the fire flashes – we freeze.” – Passion of the Weiss
“As a young rapper from the talent hotbed that is Florida, Yungeen Ace has found a way to stick out, slowly building a name for himself through his work.” – XXL
“Yungeen Ace borrows melodies from fellow Floridian Kodak Black, meshing his sound with that of NBA YoungBoy’s to tackle a vibe of his own.” – HotNewHipHop
“The pain in Ace’s voice is palpable but is paired with some surprising positivity in the lyrics throughout.” – Elevator Mag
Battling his demons and chronicling his struggles to survive in his violent hometown, Jacksonville’s Yungeen Ace specializes in soulful Southern stories. Waving goodbye to the harsher aspects of the street life, Yungeen Ace shares “So Long,” his latest single. His first new single of 2019, “So Long” finds Ace battling his demons atop the piano-led instrumental, his voice cracking as he struggles to refuse the temptations of a life of crime. Premiered by HYPEBEAST, “So Long” follows several successful videos from Ace’s late-2018 mixtape Life I’m Livin, including “Spinnin,” which racked up over 1 million streams in less than a week, the ferocious clip for “Murder Rate Rising” (1.9 million views), and the mournful “2X Screamin‘” (7.4 million views).
Says Yungeen Ace, ” I’ve already been through so much in such little time. At 21, I’ve experienced more pain than people twice my age–but I know thats what makes me special. God wanted to make sure I was battle tested and war ready, and now I know nothing can stop me. I’ve already dealt with death, prison, violence, poverty and abuse–what else can the devil do to stop me? Every time I think he [the devil] has one up on me, God shows me he has a bigger plan.”
Comprised of nine emotional and hook-filled standouts, Life I’m Livin finds Ace taking stock of his place in the world. The follow-up to his successful debut mixtape Life Of Betrayal, which has tens of millions of streams on all platforms, Life I’m Living finds Ace reckoning with his rise and with his past, as he tries to shake the habits learned in a rough neighborhood in riveting tracks like “KSO Homicide,” and warns others against living a life of crime in “Life I’m Livin.” The new project hosts the single “I Can’t,” which has over 3.1 million views on YouTube since its release in December, which finds the Cinematic Music Group-signee speaking out against the justice system and the faithless friends who sold him out. Life I’m Livin debuted via Audiomack, where it immediately became the #1 album in the platform’s trending charts. Stay tuned for much more from Yungeen Ace in the coming year.
Check out the HYPEBEAST premiere: https://hypebeast.com/2019/3/yungeen-ace-so-long-song-stream
Buy/Stream Life I’m Livin: http://yungeenace.lnk.to/LIL // https://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/sets/life-im-livin
Yungeen Ace has built his massive following by standing alone. At 21, the artist born Keyanta Bullard describes his city of Jacksonville as “a jungle.” Originally a Chicagoan, he moved to Duval County, Florida as a child with no friends. Despite 11 brothers, Ace learned fast that if he wanted to survive, he could only rely on himself. “It’s hard out here. Everything we do, we gotta fight for it. We’ve got to go above and beyond just to make it. The surroundings are crazy. It’s a creep city. Nobody is for you out here, so you have to be really for yourself.” In June of this year, Ace was the lone survivor when a car he was riding in was ambushed by a drive-by shooting on Town Center Parkway. Three friends died. Just freed after a bid, the moment was a painful and chilling reminder of the violence epidemic for Ace. It was a dark spot in an otherwise upbeat time. The rapper recently signed with Cinematic Music Group, a label responsible for propelling key new musical voices into the mainstream. With his debut mixtape Life of Betrayal having dropped this past August, Ace is next.
Bio, photos, and music available at www.audibletreats.com/yungeen-ace
“Murder Rate Rising”: https://youtu.be/pRX0WkEt4b0
“2X Screamin'”: https://youtu.be/2Tske-ARpp0
Life I’m Livin: http://yungeenace.lnk.to/LIL // https://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/sets/life-im-livin
“I Can’t”: https://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/i-cant
“Hold Me Down”: https://youtu.be/_HeaQYRPt2w
“Wanted” Feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again: https://youtu.be/tzxzOC80Jlc
“Don’t Know Why”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFn9i8NgF9E
Life of Betrayal: https://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/sets/life-of-betrayal/ // https://yungeenace.lnk.to/LOB
“Jungle” ft. JayDaYoungan: https://youtu.be/sAh5v6fPnP4/ https://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/jungle-feat-jaydayoungan
“Fuck That”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBweJcwdUlU