Ace Hood, ‘3 Bless’ | Track Review
Following a quiet career post-2013, Ace Hood makes some noise with a new single, banger “3 Bless.” He states his priorities at the top of the joint.
Since the release of Trials & Tribulations back in 2013, it’s been quiet for Ace Hood. Interestingly, he released a project in 2017, named Trust the Process. That said, who knew about the project? There was minimal buzz. Nonetheless, the rapper drops a new single, “3 Bless,” keeping things short, sweet, and to the point. “3 Bless” opens moody. He kicks things off with an intro, expressing what’s important in his life. Most things are thoughtful, though there is some shallowness – it goes with the territory.
“God, family, my fans, and the money is the only thing that count, n*gga / You dig?”
Expectedly, once things heat up, “3 Bless” features hard-hitting production work. The sound is typical of the trap, hardcore sound. That means that it’s not surprising or a change of pace, but solid by all means. “3 Bless” is instantly a banger. It’s clear from the start of the brief cut that Ace Hood isn’t playing around. He exhibits a solid flow – quick, agile, and clear rhymes. He nails it on the hook, which is both simple and catchy.
“Get a deposit / Then I divide it / We never had it / So I provide it / I never stress it / N*gga, you blessed / But that don’t mean I won’t do things that I’ll regret.”
So, how does “3 Bless” stack up? Ultimately, it’s a well-rounded, brief banger. Does it restore interest in Ace Hood necessarily? No, mainly because the sound is familiar and rapper after rapper find themselves spitting over a similar backdrop. While he doesn’t distinguish himself from a million others delivering similar music, he flexes and sells it well. That counts for something.