Ace Wild is an independent hip-hop artist hailing from La Crosse, Wisconsin. His quick bars, flawless rhymes, and ability to deliver spoken-word verses without taking so much as one breath has mad him a swiftly rising start in the music industry. 2019 has been a huge year for Ace Wild, he separated himself from his group and decided to be a truly independent artist doing everything on his own. In January he released the first single from his album “UNORTHODOX” titled “Crash”, followed up by “To The Grave” ft. Dre Blessed. After the first two singles saw nothing but success, Ace Wild went on to release four more singles from the album including the popular hip-hop banger “Judgement Day”.
“UNORTHODOX” was released in full on June 25, 2019, and propelled Ace Wild’s career to new heights. The album served as an impressive new addition to Ace Wild’s catalog, showcasing his versatility and true talent. After the album drop, Ace Wild’s first truly independent single titled “Hated Love” was released just one month after the album, and was soon followed up by Ace’s most recent “F.T.G.” which he claims to be his most controversial single to date. Ace Wild is a soon to be a household name and if you haven’t checked out his music yet I highly recommend you do! Don’t sleep on this ambitious, inspiring, and independent artist.
Listen to Ace Wild’s new music here and read more with the artist in our exclusive interview below!
Welcome back to BuzzMusic Ace Wild! It’s such a pleasure to be chatting with you again. You seem to be an artist that puts a substantial amount of thought into your lyrics! Who/what has inspired you to be the artist you are today?
I'm glad to be working with you guys again, thank you for having me! Music has always been my go-to, especially for emotional support. I listen to a wide variety of genres of music, and whatever grabs my attention is what I continue to listen to. I get a lot of my inspiration from artists who cling to reality, rather than what you would hear in the club. For me, the importance of story telling and legitimate statements are what drive my lyrical process in the direction where I feel real, and in all honesty, the best version of me to supply listeners with what they should hear, rather than the same style/song repeatedly.
"Judgement Day" is the perfect track to open up your recent album. Where did you draw inspiration for this particular track?
Judgement Day is one of my favorite tracks I have ever done. A great friend of mine jumped into the driver seat to help me produce the beat (he goes by the name of K.L.S.). I listened to a lot of Ozzy Osbourne growing up, and the main melody gave me a harder hitting vibe, so I knew I had to come with a serious subject matter. When all of this was going down, a lot of people I knew, myself included, were being taken for granted, stepped on, and handed a lot of disrespect. I used all of that emotion during my writing process. I go over a lot on this track, going from being pushed down by the legal system, racism, and how it all deprived my mental health. I have opened up with Judgement Day for my last couple shows because of the high energy, it really gets the crowd moving.
“Hated Love” seems like a deeply personal track. Is vulnerability something your fans can always expect from your music? Can you tell us more about this particular song?
When I was in the process of making "Hated Love", I knew it was going to be quite different from the rest of the music I had made. Music is my therapy, and putting my twist on the aspect of love and heartbreak really pulled something out of me that I wasn't expecting, and neither were my fans. This track was my first time doing everything completely by myself. The beat, the production, the mixing, and the mastering were all done by me. I did a little more singing then I usually would, but I felt amazing hearing it when it was finalized. The song really displays the issues that I deal with when it comes to relationships, and I knew that others could relate to the statements I brought forth as well. You know, typical "bad breakup kind of stuff" is what fueled this song. A lot of people say that communication is key when it comes to relationships, but I believe that comprehension is more important. I feel like that's the main theme for Hated Love.
Tell us more about your controversial release “F.T.G.”! Is pushing boundaries in your music something that you’re fairly unapologetic about?
I really didn't know what to expect after releasing F.T.G. A lot had happened in my life between the releases of "Hated Love" and this one, and I needed to give the world a dose of reality. I'm sick of the standards that our generation has today. So many people just give up, throw their chances away, and try to fit into the scene. People expect you to drop everything to go out and get messed up on drugs and alcohol because it's "cool". I went through that way earlier than everyone else, so to me, it's useless. I got a lot of feedback on this track, and it was surprising to see a larger amount of people vibe with it. I'm not afraid to push boundaries. If I say something that offends you, then maybe you have some changes to make. I don't feel sorry for anything I said, or the shots I took at people throughout the song. They shouldn't be in the position for people to idolize them, whether it be other musicians or just someone in general.
We know that you're a lover of integrating a variety of elements in your music. Would you ever incorporate contrasting genres into your music, or do you think it would ruin the type of sound you're attempting to reach?
I have plans on doing so much more with my sound now that I have no restrictions. I'm planning on pulling out things from left field that no one will expect. In today's game, you need to be versatile. Incorporating other styles and sounds can be amazing as long as you're original with it. I've got so many other amazing artists that I'm going to be working with that have different backgrounds in the music world. I'm really excited to see what I can do with my catalog here in the near future.
Thank you so much for chatting with us. What's the next move for you artistically? Are you playing any shows in the near future to further promote your album or two new singles?
Thank you so much once again for having me, it's my pleasure! My next move is jumping right into my next big project. The last two singles I dropped will be appearing on that, so stay tuned. I've got a few unannounced shows in the near future, so I will be continuing to promote my music and just keep creating. If you want to stay up to date on what I'm doing, make sure to follow my social media! Thank you again for taking the time to work with me, I know we'll be doing more together soon!