Born in Nigeria and now a permanent resident here in South Africa – Ace has proved that he is yet to reign as the King of South African Hip Hop. Recently, I was invited to cover the exclusive launch of his single and video premiere with Anatii called Summertime at The Capital in Sandton.
We had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of his new music video for Summertime which is a very beautifully produced video. The video will take you on a musical journey as you are boxed-into your television screen, this will be your next favorite video.
I had a bit of a chat with Ace about his music, future collaborations and this is what he said to say:
- How did you plan about creating such an amazing track such as summertime?
I had originally created the song about 3 years ago; it was inspired by the tropical area that I grew up in – all the summertime vibes that just surrounded the area. A few months ago I linked up with Anatii and while in studio we just decided to record the track. Anatii wrote his own verse and I did the chorus of the song.
2. Any future collabo’s we can look forward to?
I have recorded music with Davido, Vector from Nigeria, Palm Tree Paradise who are from Durban and Rep who is from Johannesburg. I am looking forward to do some more records with DJ’s and I have a potential record that I have to do Nomuzi Mabena.
3. What inspires you?
4. Trick Question: Do you prefer rapping or producing?
That is a very tricky question because I find myself right in the middle of both and to get tricky with you – I prefer BOTH [LAUGHS].
5. Any concrete advice you would give to upcoming artists?
It takes time and nothing good will come overnight, it requires a lot of dedication, hard work and definitely focus. You can be carried by things such as fame and girls or the whole lifestyle. Stick to the work, making good music and entertain music – your passion and your dreams will come alive.
You can connect with Ace on social media. Here are his handles:
Here is the link to Summertime Feat. Anatii: https://soundcloud.com/superstarace/summertime
“Time Will Tell” – Superstar Ace