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Keyenta Bullard (born February 12,1998)professionally known as Yungeen Ace,[1] is an American rapper. He is best known for his songs "Pain", which has received over 51 million views on YouTube.[2] During his career he has released 7 mixtapes[3], he was born in Chicago, Illinois but during early childhood moved to Jacksonville with his family, and he represents Jacksonville, Florida and is considered a Duval rapper. He has also served prison time, and survived a shooting that left his brother and two close friends dead. This inspired his hit single "Pain" which gave his career a major boost.[4]

Yungeen Ace
Yungeen Ace
Background information
Birth nameKeyenta Bullard
Born (1998-02-12) February 12, 1998 (age 26)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
  • Hip hop music
  • Drill (hip hop)
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
LabelsCinematic Music Group
Websiteyungeenace.com

Career

Yungeen Ace had a difficult childhood he is 1 of 12 brothers[5], even so he experienced a very solitary upbringing and turned to music and street life in his teenage years. He acquired he name after the character ace from the 2002 popular film Paid In Full.[6] His career began in March of 2018, when he wrote and recorded solo tracks, releasing his debut single, “No Witness.” There were several other singles, but those bright beginning were darkened by Yungeen Ace and several friends in Jacksonville when they left dinner in June, 5th of 2018 during a sudden drive-by shooting.[7] That left the rapper suffering from multiple gun shot wounds and the lost of his blood brother Trevon Bullard as well as two of his closest friend Royale Smith, Jr. and Jercoby Groover. Immediately after the shooting, legal troubles put the rapper under house arrest. He continued to make new songs including the standout track "Wanted" featured a cameo from YoungBoy Never Broke Again as well as earlier singles like the JayDaYoungan collaboration "Jungle." He teamed up with Boosie Badazz, Lil Durk, and others in 2019 for the 16-track Step Harder. All in the wake of his debut mixtape Life of Betrayal, which would be followed by a string of other mixtapes such as Life I'm Livin in 2018, Can't Speak on It in 2019, Step Harder in 2020 and Don Dada in 2020. Later on he released his biggest hit in 2021 with a street-driven flip of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles, Followed by his first album, Life of Betrayal 2x later that year.

2017-2018: Early success and debut mixtape

Bullard started his rapping career in 2017, releasing the song "Go To War" on January 18, 2017 as part of the local hip-hop group Yungeen Gang.[8] On December 25, 2017, Bullard released his debut single, "No Witness". The song gained mainstream attention, with Bullard following up with multiple releases on WorldStarHipHop during the first half of 2018, such as "Find Myself", "All In" and "Fuck That". Bullard released his debut mixtape, Life of Betrayal, during the same year with record label Cinematic Music Group, gaining him further success in the rap industry.[9] It had guest appearances with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and JayDaYoungan. It was later followed by Life I'm Livin in December.[10]

2019-2020: Step Harder and Don Doda

Ace started off 2019 releasing the singles "So Long"[11] and "Message"[12] which currently have 2.9 and 5.4 million streams respectively on SoundCloud as of May 16, 2023. On July 1, 2019, He collaborated with JayDaYoungan to release the mixtape Can't Speak On It which features the single "Opps", which currently has 61 million streams on Spotify.[13] About only a month later, he released his debut EP Chloe. [14] He released his third mixtape, Step Harder in November that year. The mixtape was supported by singles such as "Freestyle"[15] and "Bando"[16] and features guest appearances from Blac Youngsta, Lil Durk, Dej Loaf, Boosie Badazz, Stunna 4 Vegas, and NoCap.[17] It charted at number 81 on the Billboard 200. [18]

In 2020, Ace was featured on the song "Trust Issues" from King Von's mixtape Levon James.[19] Ace also released his fourth mixtape, Don Dada in June.[20] It was supported by the singles "400 Shots", "I'm The One", and "Heartbroken" and has a single guest appearance with King Von.

2021-Present: Debut studio album

In March 2021, Yungeen Ace along with Spinabenz, FastMoney Goon and Whoppa Wit Da Choppa released a single titled "Who I Smoke". The song is a diss track targeted at Jacksonville rapper Foolio that samples "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton. It has gained popularity on social media as well as controversy for it's acts of violence and murder.[21] The song has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in July 2022.[22] He released his debut studio album Life of Betrayal 2x later that year.[23] It has guest appearances with King Von, G Herbo, and YFN Lucci, among others. Yungeen Ace has also collaborated with Nuski2Squad on the mixtape 2 Broken 2 Heal.

In 2022, He collaborated with fellow rapper Kodak Black on the song "B.A.M., which was a single for his second studio album All On Me.[24] It had guest appearances from Kodak Black, Boosie Badazz, Baby 23, Toosii, Spinabenz, and YBeezy.[25] In August, Ace released a single titled "Rekindle 23", which is a tribute to past rapper JayDaYoungan, who died in July.[26] He released his third studio album Survivor of the Trenches, which had guest appearances from SleazyWorld Go, EST Gee, Real Boston Richey, GMK, FastMoney Goon, and Rob49.[27]

Beef

War in Jacksonville, Florida between Yungeen Ace and Julio Foolio[28][29][30]

Net Worth

Yungeen Ace net worth is estimated to be about $400,000 as of 2021. He makes all his money from his albums and single releases.[31]

Legal issues

After Yungeen Ace being the sole survivor of a deadly shooting that took place on June 5th of 2018 at Town Center Parkway he was released from the hospital, only to be picked up by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office picked him up for probation violation.[32] Yungeen Ace was sentenced in Clay County back in 2017 for an accessory charge and was given 31 months of probation and he violated that probation by possessing a fierarm. He was shoot a total of 8 times during the drive by shooting, and claimed the lives of 3 other teenagers including his brother.

Legal issues

In October 2017, Bullard was sentenced to 31 months of probation for an accessory charge.[33]

2018 shooting

On June 5, 2018, Bullard was involved in a mass shooting on the Town Center Parkway in Jacksonville, Florida.[34] He suffered from 8 gunshot wounds and was hospitalized in critical condition. It was reported that Bullard had been celebrating his close friend's 18th birthday at the Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse, evident from social media posts by Bullard himself. He was traveling in a silver Chevrolet Malibu with 3 other occupants including his brother, Trevon Bullard, all of whom died in the shooting. After being discharged from hospital for lack of medical insurance, Bullard was arrested for violating his probation.[35]

2019 shooting

On March 10, 2019, Bullard was involved in another shooting incident at the Hampton Inn in Waycross, Georgia.[36] His attorney, David Haas, told Action News Jax that Bullard along with several others was chased through a parking lot at 3:30 that morning. Jeremy Brookins, also known as Ralo, a friend of Bullard, was killed in the shooting, with one other person being hospitalized after suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Discography

Studio Albums

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[37]
Life of Betrayal 2x[23] 119
All On Me[25]
  • Released: April 15, 2022
  • Label: Cinematic Music Group, ATK Records
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
-
Survivor Of The Trenches[38]
  • Released: December 2, 2022
  • Label: Cinematic Music Group, Geffen Records, ATK Records
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
-
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[39]
US
R&B/HH

[40]
Life of Betrayal[9] - -
Life I'm Livin
  • Released: December 13, 2018
  • Label: Cinematic Music Group
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
- -
Step Harder[17]
  • Released: November 7, 2019
  • Label: Cinematic Music Group, ATK Records
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
81 45
Don Dada[20]
  • Released: June 26, 2020
  • Label: Cinematic Music Group, ATK Records
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
- -
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Collaborative mixtapes

List of collaborative mixtapes, with selected details
Title Details
Can't Speak On It
(with JayDaYoungan)
2 Broken 2 Heal
(with Nuski2Squad)
  • Released: November 19, 2021
  • Label: Cinematic Music Group, ATK Records
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Details
Chloe

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Certifications Album
"No Witness"[41] 2018 Life I'm Livin
"All In"[42] Life of Betrayal
"Find Myself"[43]
"Betrayed"[44]
"Gorillaz" (featuring OG 3Three)[45] Non-album single
"Fuck That"[46] Life of Betrayal
"Jungle" (featuring JayDaYoungan) [47]
"Demons"[48]
"Don't Know Why"[49] Non-album single
"I Can't"[50] Life I'm Livin
"So Long"[51] 2019 rowspan="2" Template:Non-album singles
"Message"[52]
"Creep Behind"[53] (with JayDaYoungan) Can't Speak On It
"Opps" [13](with JayDaYoungan) * RIAA : Gold[22]
"Society"[54] Non-album single
"Freestyle"[15] Step Harder
"Bad Chick"[55]
"The Shade Room" Non-album single
"Bando"[16] Step Harder
"Trials and Tribulations"[56] rowspan="3" Template:Non-album singles
"Heaven Gates" 2020
"Real Life"[57]
"400 Shots"[58] Don Dada
"I'm The One"[59]
"Heartbroken"[60]
"Withdraw From Life"[61] rowspan="5" Template:Non-album singles
"Ain't The Type"[62]
"Who Is Y'all?"[63]
"Fighting Pain"[64]
"Life I Live"[65] 2021
"All in All"[66] Life of Betrayal 2x
"Gun Em Down"[67]
"Who I Smoke" (with Spinabenz and FastMoney Goon featuring Whoppa Wit Da Choppa) * RIAA : Gold[22]
"Opp Boyz"[68]
"Back Like I Neva Left"[69]
"Giving Up"[70]
"Duffle Bag"[71] Non-album single
"Don't Know Why"[72] (with Nuski2Squad) 2 Broken 2 Heal
"Walk Away"[73] rowspan="2" Template:Non-album singles
"Caterpillars to Butterflies"[74]
"Life of Sin"[75] 2022 All On Me
"B.A.M."[24] (with Kodak Black)
"It Go" rowspan="3" Template:Non-album singles
"Where They At"
"Merch It"
"Rekindle 23"[76] Survivor of the Trenches
"Industry Invasion"
"Variable Star"[77] 2023 TBA
"Solar Love"[78]

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"Hood Famous"[79] (Slayter featuring Yungeen Ace) 2020 WORLD GOT ME FUCKED UP, Vol. 1
"Bout That Life" (Remix) [80](Rubberband OG featuring Yungeen Ace, Stunna 4 Vegas, and Bigga Rankin) Non-album single
"Millions"[81] (Nuski2Squad featuring Yungeen Ace) Lost Child
"Hustle"[82] (OMB Peezy featuring Yungeen Ace and YFN Lucci) Non-album single
"Fake Love"[83] (DKE Author featuring Yungeen Ace) 2021 No Regrets
"Ride"[84] (Rayven Justice featuring Yungeen Ace) Back to Slidin
"Live On (Thuggin Days)" (Remix) [85](Nuski2Squad featuring Yungeen Ace and G Herbo) Lil Nuski
"Who Gone Slide"[86] (GMK featuring Yungeen Ace) Non-album single
"Members"[87] (KB Mike featuring Yungeen Ace) 2022 Old Wounds

Other certified songs

Title Year Certifications Album
"Pain" 2018 * RIAA: Gold[22] Life of Betrayal

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artists Album
"Smoke" 2018 Lil Poppa, YFN Lucci Under Investigation
"Came FRM" BBG Baby Joe NBA Gurilla
"Ride For Me" 2019 YFN Lucci 650Luc: Gangsta Grillz
"Line Em Up" 2020 FredRarrii, 9lokknine Perfect Timing
"Cross Me" Capolow Room 304
"Trust Issues" King Von Levon James
"ViolentDonDada" Ksoo[88] Violent Child
"Open Diary" LBS Kee'vin Belair Baby 2
"Change" YFN Lucci Wish Me Well 3
"Can't Be Broke" 2021 Rick Ross, Major Nine Richer Than I Ever Been
"So Much Pain" 2022 Whoppa Wit da Choppa Whoppalations
"Cold Night" Jdot Breezy Who Am I

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