AboutAntoine McColister (born May 11, 1988), better known by his stage name Ace Hood or Lil' Ace, is an American rapper. He was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida and raised in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He is signed to DJ Khaled's label We the Best Music Group and was formerly signed to Def Jam Recordings and Cash Money Records. His song "Top of the World", from his debut studio album Gutta, was featured in the basketball simulation game, NBA 2K10. He has released four studio albums with his most successful being his last two albums, Blood, Sweat & Tears (2011) and Trials & Tribulations (2013). He is best known for the hit singles "Hustle Hard" and "Bugatti".
Ace Hood was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on May 11, 1988 and was raised by his mother with his younger cousin Ty Barton, Jr. in Deerfield Beach, part of Broward County. He graduated from Deerfield Beach High School. Following a football injury in the 10th grade, and after realizing he wouldn't be able to go pro, the Broward County native began to seriously consider rapping as a career. So Hood teamed up with a local group called Dollaz & Dealz and released a single titled "M.O.E." in 2006. He also began promoting himself via open mic events and talent shows around town.
Hood and his longtime girlfriend, Shanice Tyria Sarratt, welcomed twin girls, Lyric and Sailor Blu McColister into the world on May 25, 2011. Lyric, however, unfortunately died shortly after birth due to health complications.