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Born Antoine McColister in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Ace Hood was raised by his mother in Deerfield Beach, 20 miles north of Miami. Rap music became his full-time obsession after he suffered a football injury in the tenth grade, effectively putting the kibosh on a professional sports career. By the age of 17, he was recording tracks for local imprint Dollaz n Dealz and had put out a few street singles, including 2006's "M.O.E." (i.e., "Money Over Everything").
In November of the following year, Ace maneuvered his way into meeting DJ Khaled at local radio station 99 JAMZ and handed the Miami mixtape DJ his demo. Within a matter of weeks, DJ Khaled signed Ace, then 19 years old, as the first artist to his newly formed We the Best Music, which obtained distribution through Def Jam a few weeks after that.