Many emcees use personal tragedy as the basis for some of their subject matter, and Ace Hood is no exception.

In an interview with, the Florida native opened up about the death of his daughter, which he raps about on the song “Hallucinations .”

“That’s my only way to actually release,” explained Hood. “That goes back to me saying this music is just more… This music is my getaway. That’s why it means so much to me. The shit that I put out. Everything I put into this music, it’s meaningful. These types of records is why people love my music. It was hard. It’s hard for me to get in the booth and put forth what goes on in my personal life, it ain’t easy, man. That’s just my way of releasing. The way I know how to release it. Putting my message into something like ‘Hallucinations.’”

Ace Hood added that recording the song helped him with the grieving process.  

“It’s still fresh in my mind. I’m a Christian, man. I grew up with a family and I was raised that way. I know how to cope with these types of things. I know God does everything for a reason. I truly believe that. If I didn’t believe that I would handle things differently than what I did. Everything happens for a reason. Like they say: ‘you’re in a better place.’”

Watch the interview below:

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