Ace Hood Biography
Ace Hood was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on May 11, 1988 and was raised by his mother in Deerfield Beach, part of Broward County. He attended Deerfield Beach High School. Following a football injury in the 10th grade and after considering his rap sheet, the Broward County native began to seriously consider rapping as a career.
In 2007, he met DJ Khaled outside the offices of WEDR 99 Jamz, a South Florida radio station that mainly plays hip hop and contemporary R&B music. After Ace gave him an autobiography and demo tape, Khaled asked Ace to rap over the instrumental of "I'm So Hood" and later signed Hood to his label, We the Best. Ace was named with several others to the Freshmen of 09 by XXL magazine.
His first album, Gutta, was released in 2008. Singles included "Cash Flow" featuring T-Pain and Rick Ross, and "Ride" featuring Trey Songz. Hood also released a mixtape, Ace Won't Fold, and made a guest performance among several rappers on DJ Khaled's single "Out Here Grindin'". Ace Hood appeared on Wildstyle Radio with Rome and Hoss on WUAG 103.1FM in Greensboro, North Carolina, on September 7, 2008, to promote his album Gutta along with DJ Khaled.
On June 26, 2009, Ace Hood released his second album, titled Ruthless, once again on Def Jam. The album's first single was "Overtime", which was produced by The Runners and featured Akon and T-Pain. The album's second single is "Loco Wit The Cake", which was produced by Schife, Palm Beach County Karbeen Mafia. The album's guest lists includes Rick Ross, Ludacris, The-Dream, Jazmine Sullivan, Birdman, and Lloyd.Interview with Groundbreaking Video Productions on "Ruthless"