Ace Hood Confirms Departure From Def Jam

Ace Hood splits with his previous label and is housed under DJ Khaled's We The Best Music.

Ace Hood has confirmed his departure from Def Jam and is currently with DJ Khaled's We The Best Music via Cash Money Records.

During an interview with Power 105's The Breakfast Club, the Southern rapper said that he signed a three-album deal with Def Jam at the onset of his career. After fulfilling his contract with Gutta, Ruthless and Blood, Sweat & Tears, Ace explained that he wanted to take his label situation elsewhere and that he has nothing but love for his former imprint.

"The situation was over with Def Jam. What I have with them? I had three albums with them. My situation with them was up," he said. "We chose to take the label situation to another place, to another home. It's no knock to Def Jam, shout out to Def Jam. I will always be forever grateful to Def Jam for supporting my career and being there. I'm definitely a lot more happy with the situation I got now, in all honesty, because I'm able to do me. There's no pressure. Nobody's calling me, forcing an album on me or forcing this on me. It's what's your vision? What do you want to do? We're willing to do what you want to do."

Ace, who recently released his single "Bugatti" featuring Rick Ross and Future, debuted in 2008 with Gutta, which entered the charts at No. 36 with 25,000 copies sold. The following year, he dropped Ruthless, which bowed at No. 23, and in 2011, he released Blood, Sweat & Tears that topped at No. 8 with 26,000 copies sold. He is currently gearing up for his fourth album Trials & Tribulations, releasing this summer.

Watch the interview below (via HHNM).

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34 Comments

  • Exman

    Ace hood is a Good rapper but all his songs are very repetitive. He needs to keep rapping and practicing his craft until he finds his swag. He needs to rap slower all of his songs he's rapping too fast.

  • Anonymous

    Ace Hood has one of the most illest flows. Anyone who don't like Ace hood can eat a dick. The boy has bars for sure. All of these rappers have stolen this niggas flow son.

  • Anonymous

    ACE WHOLE!! WHACK! SIMPLE!. 1 OF THE WORST RAPPER OF ALL TIME DONT EVEN KNOW WHY IM WASTING THE ENERGRY WRITING THIS ABOUT HIM. BUT THERE'S HOPE OUT THERE IF DEF JAM WILL SIGN THIS BUM ANYONE CAN GET A DEAL MIGHT SEND THEM A TAPE OF MY 5 YR OLD COUSIN RAPPING , HE'S BETTER THAN ACE WHOLE I MEAN HOOD. HA!!

  • adam

    They finally realized no one cares about Ace Hood.

  • K-Ruz

    That Hustle Hard joint is Dope though and then there's the rest!!! a coupla cool tracks and some wat the fuck moments when you can't seem to let go of the next button

  • anon

    Enough with the semantics. Okay, he fufilled his 3 cd requirement, awesome BUT, usually a record label will put you on for more albums if you're making them $$. He wasn't making em shit, prolly makin em lose $$, so, they didn't want to negogiate another deal. To me, thats getting dropped. You can tell he wants to stay at DefJam but he can't, so he's trying to make the best out of the situation. Anyway, dudes garbage. I could go to any metro area in any state and find a cat with the better bars and flow. truth.

  • YESSIR

    nigga got no bars or style whatsoever. he is a very poor man's lil wayne. at best, he more lyrical than tyga. and that is debateable.

  • Anonymous

    fuck y'all for calling him the worst rapper...Ace is cool

  • Anonymous

    With numbers that fuckin low, how is this guy still getting opportunities? I mean, he sold low album sales 3x over!

  • Anonymous

    I agree. top 5 worst rapper

  • BLACK

    WAIT...ACE HOOD ALREADY HAS 3 ALBUMS??? FUUUUUUCK

  • polo hova

    No lie this one of the top 5 worst rappers I ever eard. How he signed to Def Jam in the first place nobody knows.

  • Anonymous

    why rap ? you have no fans

  • KID SAREEZ

    ACE HOOD, LOL, HE GOT DROPPED AND TRYING TO SAY IT WAS A DEPARTURE NIGGA UR ALBUM FLOPPED AND YOU FAIL HARDER THAN CHIEF KEEF TRYING TO READ THE WORDS IN HIS 2ND GRADE BOOK. OH YEAH AND DJ KHALED IS A FAT LAZY SACK OF SHIT, BUT HE PIMPS OUT ARTISTS, I RESPECT THAT. FATBOY. KID SAREEZ #lego.#swag.

  • Anonymous

    Negro, I can divide...he released 3 albums, 2 of which sold 51,000 copies or so combined.....dude you go terminated. It will not get better, it only gets worse.

    • ab

      technically he wasn't terminated..if he had a 3 cd requirement and put out 3 cds he fulfilled his requirement which makes him a free agent..there was no way def jam would re sign with the numbers he put out but to his credit he wasn't terminated

    • Anonymous

      If he would have got terminated he wouldn't made the contract agreement of 3 albums, but go ahead and search for a reason to be right like your life depends on it, Ace already has a new gig. With the same major label.

  • Anonymous

    got dropped tell the truth

  • d

    Ace Hood is a good at rapping, but music is not his calling. He doesn't have the personality or likability to be successful. He's sort of like J Cole in that regard. Decent rapper = Boring entertainer.

    • A

      I agree with that statement about Ace. However, I saw Cole live this past summer and he put on a hell of a show with his live band. Cole doesn't put himself out there in the media like others, but as far as performing....he's on point

  • Chuckhaze

    They r restocking the bred 11s this week bruh. Don't be so angry. Finishline.com had them and Concorde restocked today.

    • Diddy

      concords.. no NO NOO I MISSED OUTTT OGH MY FUCKING GOD hol up nigga I live in Montreal aka Canada, FINISH LINE DONT EVEN SHIP TO CANADA! >_> man this all ace hood's fault! fuck that nigga!

  • Anonymous

    I co-sign him being a bitch i know a kid who robbed him in pembroke pines where Khaled stays lol didn't fight or nothing gave his shit up then took off

    • PhillyMu

      If he did get robbed, I'm pretty sure he wasn't robbed by someone holding up their fingers like a gun. Dumb niggas like you always claiming sombody bitch but probably wouldnt' bust a grape in a fruit fight. If somebody robbed you at gun point you would fight for your bullshit material possesions right? STFU

  • Diddy

    This nigga a bitch. He knows it, that's why He ain't do shit, when I threw a bottle at him in his montreal show on dec 22, 2012. Yeah nigga I was mad that I ain't get them Jordan 11 Breds, and this nigga Ace Hood was acting real disrespectful. Anyways, nigga a flopper. Future cant save you with his god like hooks!

    • yourdad

      Diddy got scared, hahaha.. nigga's a bitch talking all that $h!t. If you would through a bottle at ANYBODY, you'd get your f$% a$$ slapped up, hoe... now go to bed, it's passed your bed time... hahaha, fool got scared like "oh shit!, I f%$#$* up!" hahaha

    • Anonymous

      lmfao you got scared didnt you!!! lmfao! im gonna screenshot this post so i can come back when im feelin down and just laugh my ass off!

    • Diddy

      Except that I didn't do it, and well I was never near the premises when it happened. Hell I dont even look like the guy who threw the bottle at him. I mean who the fuck would pay money to go to a damn ace hood concert! Quit being a moral little granny and let me troll

    • Burmy

      You do realize that HHDX mods can see your IP address...you just confessed to aggravated assault. Expect the police to pay you a visit soon.

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