Delving deep into his state of mind with pathos and melody, Jacksonville’s Yungeen Ace effortlessly combines traditional and modern Southern rap with a radio-ready sheen. Rhyming above plaintive piano chords, Ace addresses his girlfriend in “Hold Me Down,” asking her questions to test the depths of her affection. Declaring his love and expressing the lengths he would go for her, he wonders if she will be able to help him deal with his pain in return: “If I was born blind, could you try to help me see?/If I was up in danger, could you rescue me?/Life on the line, can you save me?/Through all the struggle and the pain, would you stay with me?” In the video, released via Cinematic Music Group’s YouTube channel to the tune of 106k views in less than 24 hours, Ace stunts with his girlfriend in his red Ferrari, still sporting a bandage on his hand from a tragic shooting incident earlier this year. “Hold Me Down” follows the Complex-premiered video for “Wanted,” which features YoungBoy Never Broke Again and has over 3.3 million views on YouTube.
“Hold Me Down” is a highlight track from Life Of Betrayal, Yungeen Ace’s popular debut mixtape, which dropped in August. Premiered by Billboard, Life of Betrayal hosts several buzzing singles including “Jungle,” a poignant banger with an appearance from JayDaYoungan, which garnered over 8.8 million views on YouTube, “Fuck That,” (9.2 million views), “All In” (7 million views), and “Betrayed” (3.2 million views). Since the album’s announcement back in June, Yungeen Ace grew his Instagram following up to over 678k followers, growing at rate of more than 10k followers per week, and he will release more music as his star continues to rise.