Video: Yungeen Ace – “Murder Rate Rising'”

The Popular Jacksonville Emcee Fires Shots at His Enemies in the Vid Off the Life I’m Living Mixtape


Critical Praise:

“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:

With a fiery intensity and a natural sense of melody, Jacksonville’s Yungeen Ace doesn’t make music for the faint-hearted. Gleefully trumpeting his city’s high crime rate as a warning for regular folks to stay away, Yungeen Ace shares “Murder Rate Rising,” his latest video. Produced by Drum Dummie, who lends the track a swinging bombast, “Murder Rate Rising” finds the young emcee rhyming in an impassioned sing-song, holding up the titular statistic as a point of pride–pride for his unlikely survival–and as a threat to his enemies. In the video, Ace mobs in the Jacksonville streets with his crew, including fellow rising rapper Jay Da Youngan, as the Jacksonville police investigate a homicide as his family mourns. After a string of videos and songs that illustrate the tragedy wrought by street life, including the dark 2X Screamin’,” in which Ace mourns his late brother, “Murder Rate Rising” demonstrates the allure of a life of crime to young people who haven’t yet felt the consequences. Hosted on No Jumper, “Murder Rate Rising” is a highlight from Ace’s Life I’m Livin mixtape, which dropped in December.

Comprised of nine emotional and hook-filled standouts, Life I’m Livin finds Ace taking stock of his place in the world. The follow-up to his successful debut mixtape Life Of Betrayal, which has tens of millions of streams on all platforms, Life I’m Living finds Ace reckoning with his rise and with his past, as he tries to shake the habits learned in a rough neighborhood in riveting tracks like “KSO Homicide,” and warns others against living a life of crime in “Life I’m Livin.” The new project hosts the single I Can’t,” which has over 3.1 million views on YouTube since its release in December, which finds the Cinematic Music Group-signee speaking out against the justice system and the faithless friends who sold him out. Life I’m Livin debuted via Audiomack, where it immediately became the #1 album in the platform’s trending charts. Stay tuned to much more from Yungeen Ace in the coming year.

Watch “Murder Rate Rising”:

Buy/Stream Life I’m Livin //

Life I’m Livin tracklist:
1. Life I’m Livin
2. Spinnin’
3. KSO Homicide
4. Murder Rate Rising
5. I Can’t
6. 2X Screamin;
7. Love Exile
8. How To Love
9. No Witness

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The Background:

Yungeen Ace has built his massive following by standing alone. At 21, 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.


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“Murder Rate Rising”:

“2X Screamin'”:

Life I’m Livin //

“I Can’t”:

“Hold Me Down”:

“Wanted” Feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again:

“Don’t Know Why”:

Life of Betrayal: //

“Demons”: //

“Jungle” ft. JayDaYoungan:

“Fuck That”:

“All In”:


“Gorillaz” ft. OG 3Three: