Ace Hood is a rapper who has been able to maintain his relevance in the industry for over 10 years. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and grew up in North Miami Beach, Florida. Some people have been wondering if he actually has Haitian roots because of the way that he looks.
He has a Haitian background. In an interview, he talked about the Haitian side of his family, and how he grew up around it. “My mom’s from Haiti, my father is Jamaican,” Ace said in an interview with DJ Vlad. “I’m blessed to have such a diverse background.”
He had paternal grandparents who were Haitian immigrants to Jamaica after fleeing for their lives as political refugees during the dictatorship years in Haiti when Papa Doc Duvalier was president there.
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He has also talked about being proud that even though he didn’t grow up on the island itself. Many Haitians know him because they love Caribbean music.
The rapper says that he speaks Creole fluently with relatives back home and often visits them throughout each year so that they can enjoy his success together.
Talked about Haitian
Ace Hood talked about his Haitian roots during an interview with Billboard. The “No Introduction” rapper was born in Port-au Prince, Haiti, and moved to the U.S. when he was a year old.
Ace said that it’s not easy being Haitian. Because people always try to interrogate you on your identity since there are so few of them around.
He also revealed that he has only been back to the country once which is a shame considering how much it needs help after the earthquake happened just last month.
“A lot of Haitians don’t get their chance,” Hood told Billboard before describing himself as one of those who don’t get recognition for their heritage either: “I’m from Haiti but I have my own style.
In 2006, Ace Hood signed a deal with DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group and Def Jam Recordings.
He released his debut album in 2008 titled “Gutta,” and the singles from this album were “I’m So Hood” featuring T-Pain; “Cash Flow”; and “Ride Wit Me.”
In 2009 he followed up with his second studio release called Gangsta & Soul which peaked at number 21 on Billboard 200 charts. He also collaborated on songs like Sean Kingston’s single “Beautiful Girls”; Lil Boosie’s song “Funny Faces”; as well as Trina’s track entitled “Batter Up”.
Ace has been able to maintain success and maintain his stardom since his early days.
Ace Hood is the son of Haitians. But he does not have a Haitian accent and has been very vocal about it.
He wrote on his Twitter account that “I am proud to be an American… I’m proud to say my Mother speaks Creole” in response to people asking him if he was from Haiti or Africa.
He went on to tweet “My Father’s name is Josef.” In 2013 Ace performed at Haiti Aid: A Night for Haiti which helped raise funds following the devastating earthquake that struck the country the previous year in 2010.
At this concert, some were surprised by how fluent Ace was when singing with native speakers in their language as well as rapping verses back.
Social Media Appearance
In social media, Ace Hood is popular as he has the most followed account on Twitter with over four million followers.
He is also popular on Instagram, where he posts pictures frequently and interacts often with his fans.
Ace Hood participates in many social media contests for his album release that are sponsored by various brands such as Nike, Beats By Dre Headphones, Calvin Klein fragrance etc.
In 2012 alone Ace Hood won a total of 18 different awards which included Best Hip-Hop Artist at BET Awards. Besides, Producer Of The Year at BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards and Album Of The Year & Rap Album At American Music Award among others.
Besides being active on Social Media Ace Hood is highly involved in Fashion too. Recently he collaborated with Giorgio Armani and other brands for his F/W 2013 Collection.
Because of his fame, he also acted in the movie “Lottery Ticket” and a number of other movies.
Ace Hood is also involved in charity work such as his collaboration with Pianos For Peace. It helps to raise funds for those affected by natural disasters.
He’s donated over $500,000 worth of musical equipment towards Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts.
In 2011, he contributed financially to earthquake relief efforts in Japan through various non-profit organizations. Including Save The Children and Habitat For Humanity International—all without any prior publicity or promotion from himself!
Furthermore, Ace Hood has teamed up with Feeding America to help fight hunger nationwide. The rapper has pledged not only money but also time, participating on behalf of Feeding America in numerous concerts across the World.