There’s the hustle and then there’s everything else. However, all hustle isn’t created equal. For Las Vegas native and rapper turned DJ, Ace Hussle, the world now has another way in which to move. His approach to music is by no means average. Fusing the best of hip hop, trap and EDM, Ace gives a new sound to some of music’s biggest and best songs. The crazy thing is, he’s just getting started.
With some time to chop it up with WBM prior to preparing for a major event, Ace in five minutes shares a little about some of the things that matter most to him.
WBM: Finish this sentence. Ace Hussle is…
ACE: A One Man Army! C.E.O / recording artist/dj and soon to be photographer! If god gives me the passion, I will give him the dedication.
WBM: Music is the soundtrack to the lives of many. What 5 songs describe your life?
ACE: “Sky is the Limit” (Notorious B.I.G)
“Can’t Hold Me Back” (Rick Ross)
“Run This Town” (Jay Z ft. Kanye West & Rhianna)
“I Need Your Love” (Elle Goulding)
“R.I.P” (Jeezy ft. 2 Chainz)
WBM: Why does what you do matter?
ACE: Music is therapy for me. I’ve been thru so much and so have all my fans. If I can mentally take them away from this fucked up world for a few hours to rejoice and forget about all their trials and misfortunes, it means the world to me. No better feeling!
WBM: You blend a lot of EDM with Hip Hop. What’s the best thing about bringing those worlds together?
ACE: It’s actually crazy because I look at it as blending every aspect of myself together, like a self portrait. I lived so many lives and been in so many cultures, so when I’m playing the music I’m playing it as a form of nostalgia for my young self. Also there’s no better feeling than seeing a dope boy bouncing to EDM and seeing a suburban girl twerking. It makes us realize that although we’re all different, we’re all very much the same.
WBM: What can world expect next?
ACE: Photography is my next passion! I’m going to integrate rapping with dj-ing with live photography. One crazy tour show. One crazy live experience.
Photo Credit: Dee Will