Ruthless (Exclusive Edition)
Ace Hood & Various Artists
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||CleanGet Money||Ace Hood||3:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanLoco Wit the Cake||Ace Hood||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanBorn an OG||Ace Hood||3:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvertime||Ace Hood||4:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||CleanChampion||Ace Hood||4:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove Somebody||Ace Hood||5:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon't Get Caught Slippin||Ace Hood||3:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Ni**a Here||Ace Hood||4:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanMine||Ace Hood||3:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanWifey Material||Ace Hood||4:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanBout Me||Ace Hood||3:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanZone||Ace Hood||3:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake a Toast||Ace Hood||3:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoOvertime (Bonus Video)||Ace Hood||4:31||$1.99||View in iTunes|
Less than a year from his debut, Ace is back in the game with another release, mainting his stature after some less than stellar album sales. Get Money: Lyrically it isn’t anything mind blowing, but The Inkredibles continue to create bangers. The sunny Miami synths and celebratory hook, create a party feel, while Rick Ross cosigns with some verses. 3.5/5 Loco Wit The Cake: Menacing production by Schife, who is featured on the hook, bass knocks hard, while Ace drops his typical thug heavy lyricism. The lyrics are the downfall of the track, as the hook is catchy and the beat knocks, but the lyricism isn’t up to par, luckily it doesn’t spoil the track as much as it should. 3.5/5 Born An O.G.: Straight banger that features Ace going head to head with Luda. Lyrically, Luda kills it like always, compact flow and solid lyricism. Ace matches Luda in terms of energy, while lyrically its only decent, the flow is on point, expressing Ace’s forte. The DJ Nasty & LVM production is also a highlight, from the guitar solo to the whole feel of the track, its one of the best tracks on the album. 4/5 Overtime: The Runners deliver some hard hitting snares with knocking bass, and a pulsating rhythm that features Akon crooning on the hook of pushing it to the limit and going overtime. Fellow protege, T-Pain appears for the bridge, while Ace goes hard on the track and creates a solid lead single. 4.5/5 Champion: Another emphatic production that features some nice instrumentation. Jazmine Sullivan sounds convincing on the hook of rising to become a champion, while Ace and Rick are at their most celebratory and reflective. Positively looking back on their grind, its a likeable track. 4/5 Love Somebody: Latest R&B Def Jam starlet, Jeremih hops on with a smooth and charming singing, while Ace plays the ladies man. Ace is pretty cliche lyrically, playing the thugster turn gentleman lover, but its a nice track. 3.5/5 Don’t Get Caught Slippin’: Decent production, decent hook and overall bland track. Ace cautions about buddies slippin, playing out the head honcho command on his goons. Decent track, but ultimately not too memorable. 3/5 This N***a Here: Another trunk rattling beat by Schife, however the track isn’t as likeable as “Loco Wit The Cake”. Birdman drops his typical unimpressive lyrics, while Ace doesn’t amaze either. 2.5/5 Mine: Mediocre number with an uncreative hook, while Ace continues the luxury of being with him. Skipper. 1.5/5 Wifey Material: I prefer “Love Somebody” more than this here, as the track turns out being a bit dull. The hook is only decent by Lloyd, and Ace is only decent lyrically. 3/5 ‘Bout Me: Street banger that has a weak hook, but isn’t bad lyrically. Fellow street spitter, Ball Greezy spits the typical gangsta acts and braggadocio. Not too memorable. 2.5/5 Zone: Bass heavy beat with stuttering snares, Ace delivers a hook naming all of what he deals. A street banger that works better than the other filler. 3/5 Make A Toast: Solid finisher with some great production by The Inkredibles. The grand, yet relaxed feel of the track is fitting, while Ace reflects. 3.5/5 You can’t deny Ace Hood’s grind and dedication to his movement, however you can’t help but point out the lack of lyricism. Lyrically there has been very little growth and that may have been due to the rush of this album’s release. Sure there is hot production and guest spots, but Ace doesn’t hold his own on several solo numbers. His flow is hot, compact and blistering at times, but without substance, it can become tiresome. The Luda collabo, “Born An O.G.” is a highlight for its production and excitement the two build with their destructive flows. “Overtime” features Akon and protege, T-Pain in an inspirational street anthem, while “Champion” is more heartfelt of the rags to riches. Ace shows his sensitive side with the likeable “Love Somebody”, however after the first half of the album, the second half falters. “This N***a Here” is dull and rehash of the typical boasting, while “Mine” is a poor Dream number, and nothing truly stands out, aside from “Make A Toast” and its celebratory vibe. While Ace may have the production and star power to assist him, the mistitled Ruthless, is a mediocre release for those that want something to bump or are his fanbase. Hopefully he can bring more to the table, or else he will be forgotten. Rating: 6.5 out of 10
This is the best album out right now Dont get caught slippin is a good song for those who havent listened to the whole thing
Way Better then his first.
This album killed the first one with way more guest features. Ace hood is the best there is to me, ive been waiting 4 this album awhile, great job by ace hood!!!!!
Born: May 11, 1988 in Port St. Lucie, FL
Years Active: '00s, '10s