Ace Hood is a young man whose story inspires the youth. As you will see below, he suffered an injury which cut short his ambitions of becoming a pro footballer after school. This did not kill his dreams of becoming a famous person in future, as he turned to rap, which he did amazingly well and is now celebrated the world over. In this piece, we will also get to know the net worth of Ace Hood in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Ace Hood was born on May the 11th 1988 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. His mother raised he and his younger cousin Ty Barton, Jr. in Deerfield Beach which is a part of Broward County.
He went to Deerfield Beach High School. In his 10th grade, he got a football injury and woke up to the reality that he cannot become a football pro anymore. This made him try another thing, which was to become a rapper. He then teamed up with Dollaz & Dealz a local rap group where they released a single in 2006 called M.O.E. he also started promoting himself through open mic events and a myriad of talent shows around town.
One day as Ace was performing at a school, Paine College, Augusta, in 2008, he met this girl. Two months down the line, she moved in with Ace to Miami and finished school at Florida Memorial University. She became Ace’s longtime girlfriend, and her name is Shanice Tyria Sarratt. They got twin girls on 2011 May the 25th they named them Lyric and Sailor Blu McColister. Shortly after birth, however, Lyric died from health complications. Later on, while they thought their relationship was going too well, it would end in an Instagram post.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Ace Hood career set off in 2007 where he met DJ Khaled outside WEDR 99 Jamz radio station offices after he gave the DJ an autobiography as well as a demo tape. The DJ asked Hood to do a freestyle over the instrumental of the song I’m So Hood from Hood’s second album, We the Best. He later signed him to his label, We the Best Music Group. Ace was then named alongside several others on Freshmen of 09 by the XXL magazine.
Consequently, he released his first album in 2008. His singles included Cash Flow where he featured T-Pain as well as Rick Ross. Another one was the song called Ride where he featured Trey Songz. He also released mixtapes such as Ace Won’t Fold and also All Bets On Ace.
He made a guest performance together with several other rappers on DJ Khaled’s single called Out Here Grinding, which also featured Rick Ross, Akon, Lil Boosie, Plies and Trick Daddy. This peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was in the DJ’s third album dubbed We Global and eventually got certified as Gold by the RIAA. Ace in 2008 September the 7th appeared on Wildstyle Radio on WUAG 103.1 FM in North Carolina to promote his album called Gutta alongside Khaled. This album debuted at number 36 on Billboard 200, and sold a staggering 25, 000 copies on the first week alone.
He has received up to 5 nominees since 2011 to 2013, including Best Club Banger with his Hustle Hard, Reese’s Perfect Combo Award best collab with his remix of Hustle Hard featuring Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. Best Club Banger nominee with Bugatti in 2013, Track of the Year with Bugatt still in the same year, and still in 2013, Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)with the same song, Bugatti.
Net Worth & Earnings
Currently, Ace Hood has a net worth of $6.5 million. Most of his wealth is believed to come from rapping as this is considered to be his full-time career. Remember he started his career at the age of 17, with the release of his hit singles such as M.O.E meaning money over everything in 2006.
Ace Hood, real name Antoine McColister, his story is one that inspires the youth. He gives them hope that despite the hard economic times, one can still stand up and be counted. He is now ranked among the wealthiest young celebrities in 2018.