Ace Hood’s Starvation mixtape dropped Friday (March 30) and the Florida native continues to unveil his personal style of story-telling.
Hood talks with XXLMag.com as he wrestled with the idea of rapping about the loss of his infant daughter on the song ‘Hallucinations,” but ultimately decided it was time to talk about his pain. “That’s my only way to actually release. 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 sh*t 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’.”
The Florida rapper says writing about the recent loss of his daughter on the mixtape track “Hallucinations” helped him cope with the ordeal.
“Those are the things I think the fans or the people don’t truly understand,” he added. They don’t know what you are truly going through in your mind. One thing I can say, if you hear some Ace Hood shit, its going to be 100 percent real. Authentic.”