Keyanta Tyrone Bullard (born February 12, 1998), better known by his stage name Yungeen Ace, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. He is best known as a battle rapper after winning two back to back world championships in 2014 and 2015.
He started rapping at age 9 and began taking it seriously when he was 12, around the same time he would do his first rap battles. In 2014, Ace won world championship titles in freestyle battling from “RocBattle” in Paris, France and “Flatline Battle League” in Chicago, Illinois.
He is also the first battle rapper to have won two world championships in a row. Ace’s style of rap focuses on how he says what everyone else was thinking but afraid to say.
Yungeen Ace Net Worth: How Rich is the Rapper Actually
|Real Name||Keyanta Tyrone Bullard|
|Date of Birth||February 12, 1998|
|Age||23 years old|
|Born Place||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm|
Ace is the son of Jamaican singer, actress and fashion designer Khadijah Abdullah. His mother is also the founder of fashion label FUBU, which he often performs in concerts wearing during his performances.
He has one older brother, Thebe Kgositsile, who is better known as rapper Earl Sweatshirt. Ace considers his older brother to be an inspiration in becoming a rapper because of the way he nurtures and protects him.
Ace was first noticed by his brother at a young age and has been influenced by him since then.
In 2015, Ace started the “Beats Rhymes & Life Foundation”, which is an organization dedicated to providing resources to students in the Chicago area looking to become musicians or writers.
Ace hosts a monthly event in Chicago named “Beats Rhymes & Life” which provides local artists with exposure and meet-and-greets with industry professionals.
In September, 2016, Ace received the award for “Unsung Hero Youth Award” from Boys II Men as a result of his contributions to the community by empowering youths through music.
After winning for two years in a row, the title was taken away from Yungeen Ace. This is because he could not attend the 2016 battle due to his contract with Sony records preventing him from competing.
However, the battle rap community stated that Ace should be awarded his third World Championship Title, since he never lost it within the time frame of a World Championship, and was not defeated on a public stage. He has since been re-awarded the title as a result of this consensus.
In 2016, Ace visited his brother Earl Sweatshirt’s school (The Red Hook Community School) in Brooklyn with Channel Tres to surprise students with new FUBU uniforms.
In the fall of 2016, Ace released a new song titled “Beats Rhymes & Life” which talks about his childhood and growing up. In 2018 he appeared on Earl Sweatshirt’s comeback album ‘Some Rap Songs’ on a track called “Off Top”.
Ace is also well known for his appearances in dance competitions after being crowned the “National B-Boy Champion” in 2010 and 2011. He has also competed and placed first in the world as a dancer, including winning an international dance competition at age 14.
Ace is currently signed with Sony Records and has done song collaborations with other artists such as Travis Scott and Kid Ink among others.
Yungeen Ace battled fellow Chicago rapper Vic Mensa in 2016, where he killed him on the third round.
Ace has said that his influences include Lil Wayne, Cam’ron and Kanye West. Ace’s song “Mixtape” features a sample from Cam’ron’s 2002 hit single Oh Boy.
Ace is currently managed by music industry veteran Chaka Zulu.
Ace has had several shoes custom made for him by Reebok, ASICS and Peace. After winning the 2015 World Battling Championship, he was awarded a Super Bowl ring from Russell Athletic with his name engraved on it.
Ace is often seen wearing True Religion jeans, Balmain shirts and jackets, and exclusive shoes from his personal collection.
On September 15, 2017, Ace announced that he is releasing a special apparel line with Palm Angels coming soon. The clothing line will be called “Ace One Man Army.”
The Revenge of the Battle Rap Championship (or ROTB) was created in 2014 by Battlerap.com. It is an American battle rap tournament that takes place in Los Angeles, California.
The first ROTB event featured both established and up-and-coming battlers including Cortez, Danny Myers, Illmaculate, Rum Nitty, Aye Verb and Yung Ill; as well as some smaller names like C-Lite, E-Hart and Uno Lavoz.
At the end of six battles with 8 men in each battle, Rum Nitty defeated Soul to win the tournament.
The 2015 edition was announced with Soul winning $10,000 USD for his victory in 2014. The tournament featured an All-Star line up including Daylyt (current WRC champion), T-Rex, Ooops (former ROTB Champion) and more. The 2015 tournament also featured the first female rapper in ROTB.
Ace’s opponent was Tay Roc
In the final battle, Aye Verb defeated Tay Roc to win the championship title.
This event is an annual rap battle hosted by King of the Dot Entertainment. It is one of the most popular battle rap events in the world, known for its high-quality production and long history.
The first World Rap Championships were held on June 6, 2002 at Club Oasis in London, England. The event was created with an aim to fill a void left open by Don’t Flop, who had ceased to produce events.
The first WRC was put together by Matthew Hoston and William Renzy with no real prize money on the table. It featured a total of seven battles, including the main event between DNA vs Quest MCody. DNA won the tournament after three rounds to become the 1st ever World Champion.
The event was a success and the following year a second WRC took place. This time it featured nine battles with internationals from Australia, Norway and Canada making an appearance. The main event featured DNA vs Harry Love who went on to win the title in three rounds. In 2004, a third installment of the WRC took place, but the event saw the end of its run.
Since 2015, ROTB has hosted a World Rap Championships to determine the best battler in the world. The battle rap community has been excited for this event since its announcement in late 2014.
The 1st edition took place at King Of The Dot’s Blackout 5 card on July 18, 2015. It featured 4-time World Champion DNA as the reigning champion along with Nubreed, Rum Nitty, Marv Won and Big Kannon.
DNA successfully defended his title against Marv Won after three rounds.
The 2nd edition took place at King Of The Dot’s “Massacre 2” card on September 11, 2016. It featured DNA as the reigning champion, along with Tay Roc as the challenger.
Tay Roc successfully fought his way to the title after three rounds, making him a 2-time World Champion.
The 3rd edition took place at King Of The Dot’s “Battles For The Belts” card on December 17, 2017. It featured DNA as the reigning champion, along with Aye Verb as his challenger.
Aye Verb successfully defended his title after three rounds, making him a 3-time World Champion.