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Ohio University is a party school. Most everyone knows that by now. Every weekend, hundreds of students flock to parties, hoping to get their drank, grind or conversation on. And every weekend, hundreds listen to the same songs over and over again. It seems like every bar or party has the same playlist, but it's okay, because it's the songs that get on those playlists that make people want to have fun And right now, one of the songs that's a party playlist-must is “Bugatti” by Ace Hood.
When “Bugatti” comes booming out of the speakers, the crowd goes wild. The dancing gets dirtier, the bros get louder and the whole place just seems like more fun. And if it's that fun just to listen to in a drunken haze in a dark bar, imagine how wild it would be to watch Ace Hood perform “Bugatti” live. On April 9, that imagination will become a reality, when Ace Hood visits Ohio University.
Ace Hood, sporting noticeably long dreads, has had a pretty good career to date. Signed to both DJ Khaled's and Birdman's record companies, We The Best Music Group and Cash Money Records respectively, Ace Hood has become a household name in the hip-hop community thanks to his albums Gutta, Ruthless and Blood, Sweat & Tears. With a new record, Trials & Tribulations on its way and a hot single fueling his further emergence onto the rap scene, Ace Hood is looking to become an even bigger name than he already is.
“I want to represent that real music, I want to bring that timeless music back,” Ace Hood said in an interview with Independent Philly. “It’s funny that you’re able to hear a Biggie or Pac record in 2013, I want the same to be true for Ace Hood in 2022.”
Along with trying to put out memorable music, the Florida rapper also likes to put on a show that the crowd will remember. In the same interview, Ace Hood stated he did this with “passion” and “energy.”
“What I love about doing my concerts is always feeding off the fans and their energy,” he said. “I always like to go “a capella” and whatnot, and give fans that up-close-and-personal as opposed to how you just hear it on the record.”
Along with getting to see Ace Hood's passionate performance, attendees will also get to see two Athens regulars, Jéan P and U-Drop.
Jéan P is a Canton native and former Ohio University student. Based on his frequent performances in the Athens area, Jéan P stays loyal to his roots.
U-Drop is a duo composed of other Ohio natives, O-Mitch and Teuro, who mix hip-hop and electronic together to create their distinct sound.
With Ace Hood coming to town, not only does it give Ohio University the opportunity to host another major label recording artist, but it also shines a spotlight on the talent that Athens already possesses.
The show will take place at the Baker Ballroom on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The concert costs $7 pre-sale and $10 on the day of the show.
On the heels of his hot party playlist-must "Bugatti," Ace Hood makes his way to Athens for a Tuesday night show.
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