After his viral sensational video of him quitting his job at Facebook, Call Me Ace had made a name for himself. The Bridgeport native arrived on the music scene in 2016 with his EP Misinterpretations while still a business consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP . Before he was born, Ace’s parents emigrated from Jamaica and he has shared his experiences from visiting his parents homeland. The 31-year-old appeared on zoom wearing a vibrant yellow vest and blue short sleeve shirt in all smiles. The conversation between us began with laugher before diving into his journey of his marketing and music career.
In 2019, Call Me Ace released his debut album, Airplane Mode, which debuted #3 on the iTunes Top 40 US Hip-Hop Album Chart as well as #50 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales chart. In February 2020, Ace’s second EP, Working From Home, earned 1,000,000+ Spotify streams and media recognition from Earmilk.com, Medium.com, Chartmetric, ItsBizKit.com, Authority Magazine, NPR’s KALW Radio & more. In June 2020, Call Me Ace released and used the EP’s pre-orders as well as Google’s gift-matching program to raise $10,000+ for Faith In Action’s Live Free campaign to end social injustice. The EP and fundraising campaign received recognition from AfroTech.com, Urban Magazine, FOX Soul, Columbia College Today, EnspireMag.com and more. Recently, his song “No Assistance” got a placement in the official NBA 2K21 next-gen video game. In February 2021, Ace dropped his second album Out Of Office, which illustrates a myriad of sociocultural topics that affect dreamers of color who aspire to build a sustainable legacy that exceeds the returns of a conventional day-job. Determined to use his music and professional knowledge as a gateway to connect with disenfranchised communities, Call Me Ace encourages his supporters to live a rich life, not just a life full of riches.
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