Ace the hood — one of DJ KhaledFormer Artists – they got an adorable Christmas gift to celebrate his success since his complete independence … which is a compliment from his wife, who has the perfect way to explain it.
The Florida-based rapper was greeted with custom memorial plaques from his wife, Shela MarieChristmas Day … which I documented from my camera. It made them special to him, as they have documented millions of streams he has accumulated since he left the Universal Music Group and all of its affiliates (including We the Best).
Scheele writes: “When acehood was last in a major record company, they were excellent at celebrating victories. Ace has a lot of paintings at home from that era. Since he rode Ace, he hasn’t received any paintings for his projects. Too talented not to have his flowers while he can Sniff it. “
She goes on to explain that the paintings honor his first two independent projects – “Trust the Process” and “Trust the Process II: Undefeated” – while adding, “Because we’re in this house not waiting for the verification we want – we present it to ourselves. I love you acehood.”
You can see how much that means for Ace … he was damned on the verge of being ripped apart while unscrewing the sweet gift. It’s also a symbol of how cruel indie artists can be if they’re not part of the mega-machine that’s a major record label. Not only is you not officially recognized anymore … but most of the albums that may be released afterward may be called “mixtapes”.
Ace left big brands behind in 2016 … and he’s been doing his own thing (a lot of success, you see) ever since. It’s great that he’s got a support group that understands that.