5 Songs, 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When you’ve been through what Yungeen Ace has been through—namely, a yearlong prison stint, quickly followed by becoming the sole survivor of a shooting that took his friends and brother—it might be tempting to let your heart harden. Instead, the Jacksonville rapper dedicated his latest EP to his ride-or-die girlfriend, Chloe—a five-track exploration of the heart over plaintive piano beats à la Boosie or YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Ace’s twangy, melodic bars are soul-searching and genuinely sweet; on “Mountains,” he lives out the plot of a particularly bonkers action film—climbing mountains, traversing deserts, swimming with sharks—just to prove his devotion.

EDITORS’ NOTES

When you’ve been through what Yungeen Ace has been through—namely, a yearlong prison stint, quickly followed by becoming the sole survivor of a shooting that took his friends and brother—it might be tempting to let your heart harden. Instead, the Jacksonville rapper dedicated his latest EP to his ride-or-die girlfriend, Chloe—a five-track exploration of the heart over plaintive piano beats à la Boosie or YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Ace’s twangy, melodic bars are soul-searching and genuinely sweet; on “Mountains,” he lives out the plot of a particularly bonkers action film—climbing mountains, traversing deserts, swimming with sharks—just to prove his devotion.

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