Video: Yungeen Ace – “I Can’t”

The Cinematic Music Group-Signee Unleashes a Vicious Missile About Fake Friends and the Justice System


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 Song:

Using his music to vent his feelings and make sense of his violent life in Jacksonville, Yungeen Ace is the new voice of Southern rap emotionalism. Returning with a poignant and simmering new banger, Yungeen Ace shares “I Can’t.” Speaking out against the justice system and faithless friends who sold him out, Ace dwells on his pain on the new single: “Never love again, can’t trust a soul they all want fame/I’m on probation, why’m I stayin’ in lock up with them changes.” Rhyming above dramatic keys and booming bass, Ace seethes with anger, lashing out at anyone who might get in his way: “I can’t let you live.” In the video, a masked Ace stands in chains, as he rages against his unseen oppressors. “I Can’t” is Ace’s first new single since September’s “Don’t Know Why,” which has over 3.3 million views on YouTube, and follows the video for “Hold Me Down,” which has over 1.1 million views since its week-of-Thanksgiving release.

Earlier this summer, Yungeen Ace shared Life Of Betrayalhis popular debut mixtape, released via Cinematic Music Group. Premiered by BillboardLife of Betrayal hosts several buzzing singles including “Jungle,” a poignant banger with an appearance from JayDaYoungan, which garnered over 9.3 million views on YouTube, Fuck That,” (9.5 million views), “All In” (7.2 million views), and “Betrayed” (3.3 million views). Since the album’s announcement back in June, Yungeen Ace grew his Instagram following up to over 689k followers, growing at rate of more than 10k followers per week, and he will release more music as his star continues to rise.

Watch “I Can’t”:

Listen to “I Can’t”: //

Listen to Life of Betrayal

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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.


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“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: