Video: Yungeen Ace – “So Long”

The Jacksonville Rapper Gets Knocked Down, Gets Up Again in the Complex-Premiered Video for His First New Single of 2019


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:

Jacksonville 21-year-old Yungeen Ace commands a loyal legion of fans, inspiring them with his tales of struggle and perseverance. Stepping into the ring to confront his demons head-on, Ace shares So Long,” his latest video. His first new single of 2019, “So Long” finds Ace fighting to move on from his hometown, where he’s suffered unfathomable losses and faces danger every day. The video dramatizes Yungeen Ace’s internal conflict, putting him in a boxing ring with a much larger man as the gym crowd cheers against him. Though his opponent knocks him down, Ace rises up to score the knock out, overcoming his adversity and conquering his life’s problems. Premiered by Complex, and with audioreaching the top 30 of YouTube’s Trending chart on its first day of release, the new video single follows a long line of standout videos from Life I’m Livin, Ace’s late-2018 mixtape. Earlier this month, Ace shared “Spinnin,” which racked up over 1 million streams in less than a week. “Spinnin'” followed the ferocious clip for “Murder Rate Rising” (2.3 million views), and the mournful 2X Screamin‘” (8 million views).

Says Yungeen Ace, ” I take a lot of pride in my videos–I shot almost 20 videos this year. Everybody says my music is so emotional and raw, I want them to see everything and feel everything like they were there with me.”

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 for much more from Yungeen Ace in the coming year.

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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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“So Long”:


“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: