Antoine McColister (born May 11, 1988 in Port St. Lucie, Florida), better known by his stage name Ace Hood, is an American rapper signed to DJ Khaled's label, We The Best Music. Following a football injury in the tenth grade he began to seriously consider rapping as a career. In 2007, he met DJ Khaled and gave him his demo tape. Khaled asked Ace to rap over the instrumental of I'm So Hood and then decided to sign him.
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Antoine McColister (born May 11, 1988), better known by his stage name Ace Hood, is an American rapper. He was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida and raised in Deerfield Beach, Florida. In 2008, he graduated from Deerfield Beach High School in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He is signed to DJ Khaled's label We the Best Music Group and Cash Money Records, and was formerly signed to Def Jam Recordings. His song "Top of the World", from his debut studio album Gutta, was featured in the basketball simulation game, NBA 2K10.