Ace Hood‘s name has heavily reemerged in the Hip Hop game over the last several months creating singles that are flooding clubs and radio alike.

The Miami native recently sat down with Power 99 Philly’s Mina SayWhat to talk about his upcoming album Trails & Tribulations. During the interview, Ace explains the meaning of the title and why he displays so much passion in his music.  

“I felt like for me to actually get people to support this Trials & Tribulations album, that’s dropping July 16, like I needed them to understand what I’ve been through and really kind of visualize and see my trials and tribulations and understand where the passion come from, understand where the hunger come from,” Ace Hood said.

The “We The Best” label founder also spoke about his team including updates about DJ Khaled and his newest signee, Vado.

“Khaled’s amazing man, Khaled’s good man, he’s working on his new album Suffering From Success so he’s been real focused. I’m proud of Khaled man he’s been doing it for so long. He’s still creating and music is still fun for him and he loves it,” he said. “They working like crazy, actually Vado has new singles so it’s crazy.”

Listen to the full interview below (via Power 99 Philly):

(April 7)

UPDATE: The cover art to Ace Hood’s fourth album, Trials & Tribulations has been revealed. The July 16 album will be the Miami, Florida’s first since leaving Def Jam Records last year. The artwork is below:

UPDATE #2: The tracklist has been revealed to Ace Hood’s fourth album, Trials & Tribulations. Frequent collaborators Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Birdman and French Montana appear, along with Meek Mill and Future.

1. Testimony
2. Trials & Tribulations
3. Another Statistic
4. Before The Rollie f. Meek Mill
5. We Outchea f. Lil Wayne
6. We Them Niggas
7. The Come Up f. Anthony Hamilton
8. Rider f. Chris Brown
9. Hope
10. Pray For Me
11. Bugatti f. Future & Rick Ross
12. How I’m Raised
13. My Bible
14. Mama f. Betty Wright
15. Bugatti f. Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Meek Mill, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Future, DJ Khaled & Birdman
16. Fuck Da World
17. Have Mercy

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