Hustle Hard (Album Version (Explicit))
Label: We The Best Music, Inc./IDJ
Ace Hood's third album pivots on his recent hit "Hustle Hard" and its theme of Dirty South thugs on the grind. He tells us his woes on "Lord Knows" and "Bitter World," from facing eviction to raising enough money to support a pair of twins. "Bills due/ Money runnin' low/ Plus my cousin lost her mind and had an overdose," he bemoans on "Go N' Get It." Although he brings up personal problems often -- he talks about his mother losing her home on several songs -- it makes for compelling music. His party cuts, especially a predictable Chris Brown hook on "Body 2 Body," sound comparatively bland.