ACE HOOD – Trials & Tribulations


Ace Hood spends most of “Trials & Tribulations” running down a list of topics he feels listeners want instead of creating compelling music that comes naturally. Charting Ace Hood’s significance within the Rap game is a tall order, which is quite perplexing given his resolute foray into making music for the streets. Take for instance his lead single, “Bugatti.” It’s relentless and catchy, marking his biggest hit since 2011’s “Hustle Hard.” However, calling it an achievement solely on his part would be an inaccurate claim. One could even go as far as to say he’s the record’s weakest link, with Future’s syrupy hook and Mike WiLL Made It’s vicious backdrop setting the tone for its success. And that’s the thing; no artist of his (supposed) caliber takes as much criticism as they do praise. Ace Hood is his own worst enemy, and his latest album Trials & Tribulations is a prime example of why that is.

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Mayday Take Me To Your Leader


Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rising Miami hip-hop band MAYDAY is preparing for the release of its first album for Tech N9ne’s Strange Music. The 6 member group’s album “Take Me To Your Leader” is set for release on March 27, 2012.

The group is comprised of Wrekonize (MC/Vocalist), Bernz (MC/Vocalist), Plex Luthor (keyboards, guitar, and production), Gianni Cash (bass, production), L T Hopkins (drummer) and NonMS (percussion) are one of rap’s few legitimate bands. Their multi-layered sonics, creative lyrical approach and high energy shows earned them such famous collaborators as Cee Lo Green on the viral hit “Groundhog Day” and Lil Wayne in the videos for the YMCMB honcho’s “Da Da Da” and “Get A Life.”

Guests on the hard-hitting collection include Tech N9ne, Ace Hood, Dead Prez, Murs, Krizz Kaliko and others.

Take Me To Your Leader features the sinister “Badlands,” the apocalyptic “Death March,” the tense “TNT” and the macabre “Due in June.”

“Death March” will be the band’s first single from their forthcoming album.

In order to prepare for the release of its album, MAYDAY will be joining Tech N9ne and Machine Gun Kelly on the groundbreaking “Hostile Takeover 2012” Tour, which includes 90 shows in 99 days, making it the longest tour in rap history. MAYDAY are no strangers to the Tech N9ne tour circuit, having appeared with Tech in 2011 on the “All 6’s and 7’s Tour.”

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