Born: May 11, 1988
Place of Birth: Port St. Lucie, FL
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Antoine McColister, aka Ace Hood, is an American rapper. He was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and raised in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was formerly signed to DJ Khaled's label We the Best Music Group, Def Jam Recordings, and Cash Money Records. His song "Top of the World", from his debut studio album Gutta, was featured in the basketball simulation game, NBA 2K10. He has released four studio albums, his most successful being his last two albums, Blood, Sweat & Tears (2011) and Trials & Tribulations (2013). He is best known for the hit singles "Hustle Hard" and "Bugatti." In 2016, McColister announced his departure from We the Best Music.
His first album, Gutta, was released in 2008. Singles included "Cash Flow" featuring T-Pain and Rick Ross, and "Ride" featuring Trey Songz. Hood also released mixtapes called Ace Won't Fold and All Bets On Ace. He performed a guest among several rappers on DJ Khaled's single "Out Here Grindin'," featuring Akon, Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Boosie, and Trick Daddy, which peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is from Khaled's third studio album We Global and was eventually certified gold by the RIAA. Ace Hood appeared on Wildstyle Radio on WUAG 103.1FM in Greensboro, North Carolina, on September 7, 2008, to promote his album, Gutta, along with DJ Khaled. The album debuted at number 36 on the Billboard 200, selling 25,000 copies in its first week.
On June 30, 2009, seven months later, Hood released his second album, Ruthless, again on Def Jam. The album's first single was "Overtime," produced by The Runners and featured Akon and T-Pain. The album's second single is "Loco Wit The Cake", produced by Schife, of the Palm Beach County Karbeen Mafia. The album's guest list includes Rick Ross, Ludacris, Jazmine Sullivan, The Dream, Birdman, and Lloyd. The album debuted at number 23 on the Billboard 200, selling 20,000 copies in its first week.
Hood confirmed that his third album will be Blood, Sweat & Tears. It was released on August 9, 2011. The first official single, "Hustle Hard," became Ace's highest-charting solo single, peaking at number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second official single is "Go 'N' Get It." Lex Luger produces both tracks. The third single is "Body 2 Body" featuring Chris Brown, and the song is produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. It peaked at number 65 on the Hot 100. The album features artists like T-Pain, Yo Gotti, Kevin Cossom, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne. The album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200, selling 26,000 copies, becoming the rapper's most successful album. He promoted the album with his first concert tour, the Hustle Hard Tour. He also appeared on three tracks from DJ Khaled's fifth studio album, We the Best Forever: "I'm Thuggin'", "Future", and the "Welcome to My Hood (Remix)."
Hood started 2012 by collaborating with Cash Money Records artist Bow Wow on a song called "We Going Hard."
For his debut single on the We The Best & Cash Money label, he reunited with Trey Songz after 4 years, to make the early-2000s-styled love single known as I Need Your Love. Ben Billionz produces the song. Hood released his mixtape Starvation 2 on January 10, 2013. The mixtape features Meek Mill, French Montana, and Plies guest appearances. On January 16, 2013, Hood announced his fourth studio album titled Trials & Tribulations and released the first single from the album "Bugatti," featuring Future and Rick Ross. Mike WiLL Made-It produces the song. On February 6, 2013, the music video for "Bugatti" featuring Future and Rick Ross was released. The song debuted hot-shot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 42. "Bugatti" has since peaked at number 33 on the Hot 100, becoming Hood's most successful single to date as a lead artist, and his first top 40 hits since "Out Here Grindin'." On February 19, 2013, it was announced that Trials & Tribulations would be released on July 16, 2013.
Hood released his Starvation 3 mixtape on January 17, 2014. The free project included features from We The Best label-mates Vado and Mavado, Betty Wright and Kevin Cossom. Production for the mixtape came from Cool & Dre, The Renegades, StreetRunner, and The Beat Bully, among others. Body Bag 3 was released on August 29. Two months later, Hood would team up with Rich Homie Quan for a return single titled "We Don't". Source.