Jacksonville-based rapper Yungeen Ace has stayed persistent since his controversial breakout single “Who I Smoke.” On the come-up as one of the Sunshine State’s buzzing young talents, Ace continues to play his cards right recruiting fellow Floridian Kodak Black for a homegrown collaboration.
Florida has been a huge contributor to hip-hop since the inception of the genre, bringing the culture legends like Rick Ross, Denzel Curry and XXXTentacion. The Florida hip-hop scene has historically been very close-knit, with many of the artists from the state collaborating despite drastic differences in their musical styles.
Seeing a plethora of past cross-generational collabs over the years, it’s no surprise that the potent Yungeen Ace managed to connect with a Florida legend like Kodak. Continuing his 2022 resurgence with a Billboard chart-topping effort “Super Gremlin” and critically-acclaimed album Back For Everything, Kodak has seemingly returned to a similar level of stardom that was found during his Dying To Live era, touting hits in “Grinding All Season,” “Love & War” and more.
Both Ace and Yak are no strangers to legal troubles, referencing their prior cases as they croon smooth vocals over the emotional piano instrumental. The single, aptly titled “B.A.M. (Battling A Murder),” is Yungeen Ace’s second solo track this year following “Life Of Sin,” another melancholy track from the newcomer.
“Straight up out them trenches where they found me
Yeah, I don’t like fuck niggas ’round me
I been goin’ up, so out the blue they wanna doubt me
Don’t wanna see me win, they rather see me in the county
Battlin’ a murder
Fightin’ a armed robbery
They wanna see me with a M1
Before thеy ever say they proud of mе”Yungeen Ace — “B.A.M.”
Alongside his most recent release, Ace took to Instagram to tease the name of his next project, tentatively titled All On Me.
As the buzz from his original hit dies down, Ace stays true to his name as he continues to score points with every coming release. With All On Me up Ace’s sleeve, fans will have to keep a close eye on the anthemic, emotive street rapper in 2022.
Listen to “BAM” below!