Ace Hood Confirms Split From Def Jam, Talks Stepping Out Of DJ Khaled’s Shadow

By Staff  |  02/12/2013

Ace Hood dropped three albums under Def Jam (Gutta, Ruthless, and Blood, Sweat & Tears), but now, he's a free agent.

During a recent interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, the Florida rapper revealed that he's left the label... and opted to sign with DJ Khaled's We The Best imprint, via Cash Money Records. But... he doesn't have any bad blood for Def Jam.

"The situation was over with Def Jam. What I have with them? I had three albums with them. My situation with them was up," Ace Hood explained. "We chose to take the label situation to another place, to another home. It's no knock to Def Jam, shout out to Def Jam. I will always be forever grateful to Def Jam for supporting my career and being there. I'm definitely a lot more happy with the situation I got now, in all honesty, because I'm able to do me. There's no pressure. Nobody's calling me, forcing an album on me or forcing this on me. It's what's your vision? What do you want to do? We're willing to do what you want to do."

He also discusses the way he's spent his money, investing, and stepping out from DJ Khaled's shadow.

Ace recently dropped a new single, "Bugatti" featuring Rick Ross and Future; and is working on his fourth album, Trials & Tribulations.