By Jack Barnes
Rhyming about his trials and tribulations with a compelling melodic drawl, Jacksonville’s Yungeen Ace is a rapidly rising star on the Southern rap scene. Revisiting a recent life-changing tragedy, Yungeen Ace bares his soul in “Pain,” his latest video. Beginning with news coverage of a recent shooting that killed three of Ace’s friends and left him gravely wounded (“I lost my best friend, my mud brother, and my blood brother,” says the rapper in the video’s intro), Ace ruminates in his apartment, where he is currently under house arrest, revealing his wounds on his left arm and his wrist. In the song, Ace describes the immense hurt he feels and dares the listener to empathize with his turmoil–three of his closest friends are dead and he has to be the one to tell their mothers. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
“Pain” is a heart-wrenching highlight from Life of Betrayal, Ace’s mature and fully-formed debut mixtape, premiered by Billboard earlier this month. The mixtape features several buzzing singles including “Jungle,” a poignant banger with an appearance from JayDaYoungan, which garnered over 4.4 million views on YouTube, “Fuck That,” (5.8 million views), “All In” (5.3 million views), and “Betrayed” (2.5 million views). Featuring an appearance from NBA YoungBoy and hosted by DJ Shab, Life of Betrayal released earlier this month via Cinematic Music Group.
Building up a profile with his crafty songwriting and expressive vocals, Yungeen Ace won the respect of many of his peers, ranging from superstar NBA YoungBoy to deep south veteran Mista Cain. In 2018, Yungeen Ace started to build a sizable fanbase, earning millions of views on his music videos. In June, Yungeen Ace’s meteoric rise took a dark turn when he and three friends, including his brother, were attacked in a drive-by shooting. Though he attempted to shield his brother from the hail of bullets by using his own body, getting shot 8 times, as he told his 412k Instagram followers, Yungeen Ace was the only survivor of the shooting. After spending weeks recuperating in the hospital, Yungeen Ace has a new lease on life, and he intends to turn the tragedy of his brother’s and his friends’ loss into artistic triumph.
Buy/Stream Life of Betrayal: https://yungeenace.
Life of Betrayal (Hosted by DJ Shab) Tracklist:
- “True Story”
- “Wanted” Feat. NBA Youngboy
- “Fuck That”
- “Have You Ever”
- “Jungle” Feat. JayDaYoungan
- “Hold Me Down”
- “Find Myself”
- “All In”
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