Ace Hood Reveals He Asked DJ Khaled For Financial Help, Speaks On New Album

The Def Jam rapper speaks on getting a second chance and reveals he asked DJ Khaled for financial assistance.

Ace Hood released his latest album Blood, Sweat & Tears yesterday, but he traveled a long road to get there. Speaking with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, the Def Jam rapper explained that he faced eviction and financial troubles before beginning this album and that he wasn’t even sure if music was the right career choice.

“I’m ecstatic about it, man. I put my pain and my life experiences into this album. It’s truly what I’ve been through,” he said. “Prior to me actually taking time off, I went through a lot of ups and downs financially, personal situations in my life. So Blood, Sweat and Tears is just my grind, but it’s not so much about the struggle, but what I did to get through it.”

After his money started running low, Ace faced eviction from his home and put his career on hold to reflect on his choices. “I was just thinking, what’s going to be my next move, musically? I kind of went back to my old roots. My family is Christian, so I kind of sat music aside for a little bit. I ended up getting back into it. I questioned whether or not this was right for me.”

He reveals he even reached out to DJ Khaled for financial help, but the media mogul told him to instead solve his woes by making hit records. “I wouldn’t say so much as eviction. Me and the landlord weren’t really vibing. Back in the past, he tried to take me to court and all that stuff, but I got through it. Of course, I reached out to Khaled plenty of times. I really appreciate Khaled for really being that mentor.”

Watch the rest of the interview below, where he talks about dropping the same day as Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, getting a second chance and more.

RELATED: Ace Hood Reveals Tracklist For "Blood, Sweat & Tears," Features Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti & More

33 Comments

  • why ace?

    drop after watch the throne wow he will be boke again!

  • Anonymous

    "Me and the Landlord weren't really vibing."... WTF THIS DUCK STILL HAS A "LANDLORD" WHILE DJ TALIBAN ON DA RADIO SPINNING RECORDS/SUCKING RICK ROASS TITS/ TRYING TO REVIVE FAT JOE/SCREAMING ON EVERY TRACK WE DA WORST

  • Anonymous

    Should've asked Fif

  • Anonymous

    Off topic..Swizz Beatz looks goofy as fuck in that Reebok ad.

  • 4real

    Damn, Charlamagne sounded gayer and gayer by the interview hahaha...

  • Anonymous

    Did Khaled record the phone call?

  • w

    That tells you having a deal aint shit today unless you selling out clubs every night you aint making paper ace dropped two albums and was still broke

  • Anonymous

    the album is actually pretty good, bitter world is a sick track.

  • lUKE

    Becoming famous cost a lot of money, more money than you make indie. The end result -your broke and thrusted into the mainstream market to grind it out again. Basically you break youserlf down to build up bigger and stronger.

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  • boi1da

    yo dj envy, u need to loose that nigga on the side. dude is irritating.

  • Sauron Gandoff

    ACE HOOD SUCKS! Just a bunch of shallow lyrics and unnecessary yelling.

  • Darlene Myers

    I just paid $24,31 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic GF 1 Camera that we got for $34,26 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $678 which only cost me $68,18 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentSpace.com

  • Christopher English

    Everyone sees all these rappers on tv and automatically think they're caking when they're not. Upcoming artists should ask what are they more interested in.. "getting money" or "being famous" because they don't always go hand in hand. A lot of people are making money on an indie grind that you've never heard of. Cash Money, Suave House, No Limit did for years before they became a household name... ALL INDIE. They were making money.... now the have the fame to match. Most artists would rather "look rich" than actually be rich. I'm not a fan of Ace Hood but i"m not a hater either. Glad to hear everything is aiight with you man.

    • Anonymous

      lol those were big established labels in the 90's what r u talkin about

    • Mr Flamboyant

      Preach on, brother! Yeah the idiot box has a lot of niggas messed up thinking this is what it is. Basically preaching the message "fake it 'til you make it". Cats fall in that trap and the little bit of cash they touch, they go "HAM" with it. I'm glad he sought God and His face and it seems like he's on the rebound. Life is about choice made and experience learned from them. It's never really about record sales nowadays anyway. You get your bread up touring and doing shows.

    • IDK

      You're, like, the only person commenting with an FB account that is worth reading and listening to lol. True shit

    • Anonymous

      Good post. It's the truth. Most people don't know that you have to sell really well to make the real big money on a major nowadays.

    • MalcolmLittle

      Co-sign fam... "I can make him rich, and you famous." -- Cadillac Records

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    sound like ace need to be on a indie label not def jam

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