Video: Yungeen Ace – “Hold Me Down”

The Jacksonville Riser Takes a Trip to Miami in a Romantic New Video for a Life of Betrayal Highlight

11.20.2018

Critical Praise for Yungeen Ace:

“Already, he feels incapable of mediocrity and when the fire flashes – we freeze.” – Passion of the Weiss

“As a young rapper from the talent hotbed that is Florida, Yungeen Ace has found a way to stick out, slowly building a name for himself through his work.” – XXL

“Yungeen Ace borrows melodies from fellow Floridian Kodak Black, meshing his sound with that of NBA YoungBoy’s to tackle a vibe of his own.” – HotNewHipHop

“The pain in Ace’s voice is palpable but is paired with some surprising positivity in the lyrics throughout.” – Elevator Mag

The Video:

Delving deep into his state of mind with pathos and melody, Jacksonville’s Yungeen Ace effortlessly combines traditional and modern Southern rap with a radio-ready sheen. Rhyming above plaintive piano chords, Ace addresses his girlfriend in Hold Me Down,” asking her questions to test the depths of her affection. Declaring his love and expressing the lengths he would go for her, he wonders if she will be able to help him deal with his pain in return: “If I was born blind, could you try to help me see?/If I was up in danger, could you rescue me?/Life on the line, can you save me?/Through all the struggle and the pain, would you stay with me?” In the video, released via Cinematic Music Group‘s YouTube channel to the tune of 106k views in less than 24 hours, Ace stunts with his girlfriend in his red Ferrari, still sporting a bandage on his hand from a tragic shooting incident earlier this year. “Hold Me Down” follows the Complex-premiered video for “Wanted,” which features YoungBoy Never Broke Again and has over 3.3 million views on YouTube.

“Hold Me Down” is a highlight track from Life Of BetrayalYungeen Ace’s popular debut mixtape, which dropped in August. Premiered by BillboardLife of Betrayal hosts several buzzing singles including “Jungle,” a poignant banger with an appearance from JayDaYoungan, which garnered over 8.8 million views on YouTube, Fuck That,” (9.2 million views), “All In” (7 million views), and “Betrayed” (3.2 million views). Since the album’s announcement back in June, Yungeen Ace grew his Instagram following up to over 678k followers, growing at rate of more than 10k followers per week, and he will release more music as his star continues to rise.

Watch “Hold Me Down”: https://youtu.be/_HeaQYRPt2w

Listen to Life of Betrayalhttps://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/sets/life-of-betrayal/

Buy/Stream Life of Betrayalhttps://yungeenace.lnk.to/LOB

Life of Betrayal (Hosted by DJ Shab) Tracklist:

  1. “True Story”
  2. “Pain”
  3. “Wanted” Feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again
  4. “Fuck That”
  5. “Have You Ever”
  6. “Love”
  7. “Murdah”
  8. “Jungle” Feat. JayDaYoungan
  9. “Hold Me Down”
  10. “Find Myself”
  11. “Demons”
  12. “All In”
  13. “Betrayed”

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The Background:

Yungeen Ace has built his massive following by standing alone. At 20, the artist born Keyanta Bullard describes his city of Jacksonville as “a jungle.” Originally a Chicagoan, he moved to Duval County, Florida as a child with no friends. Despite 11 brothers, Ace learned fast that if he wanted to survive, he could only rely on himself. “It’s hard out here. Everything we do, we gotta fight for it. We’ve got to go above and beyond just to make it. The surroundings are crazy. It’s a creep city. Nobody is for you out here, so you have to be really for yourself.” In June of this year, Ace was the lone survivor when a car he was riding in was ambushed by a drive-by shooting on Town Center Parkway. Three friends died. Just freed after a bid, the moment was a painful and chilling reminder of the violence epidemic for Ace. It was a dark spot in an otherwise upbeat time. The rapper recently signed with Cinematic Music Group, a label responsible for propelling key new musical voices into the mainstream. With his debut mixtape Life of Betrayal having dropped this past August, Ace is next.


Links:

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Bio, photos, and music available at www.audibletreats.com/yungeen-ace

“Hold Me Down”: https://youtu.be/_HeaQYRPt2w

“Wanted” Feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again: https://youtu.be/tzxzOC80Jlc

“Don’t Know Why”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFn9i8NgF9E

Life of Betrayal:  https://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/sets/life-of-betrayal/ // https://yungeenace.lnk.to/LOB

“Demons”: https://youtu.be/ZoOh-X5B7Tg // https://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/demons

“Jungle” ft. JayDaYoungan: https://youtu.be/sAh5v6fPnP4https://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/jungle-feat-jaydayoungan

“Fuck That”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBweJcwdUlU

“All In”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xCar_UDP6k

“Betrayed”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DgLsY5ZG9Y

“Gorillaz” ft. OG 3Three: https://soundcloud.com/yungeenace/gorrilaz-ft-og-3three