May 28, 2024

Ace Magnum, also known as Mactu and Ash, is a versatile artist in the music industry. He excels as a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, and founder of ROYAL MENTALITY label. Ace has honed his diverse skills through a range of experiences. Raised by two black college graduate parents, he grew up as an only child in a single-parent household following his parents’ divorce. This unique upbringing exposed him to different worlds. From an early age, he channeled his emotions into writing poetry and captivating short stories, often exploring the pain and void caused by his father’s absence. Despite being introverted, he engaged in creative activities, such as acting, singing, and writing.

Influenced by Andre 3000, Jay-Z, J-Cole, and Justin Timberlake, Ace Magnum currently produces Indie Rap music. A recent college graduate with a degree in Business, he moved to New York City to pursue his music career, expand his brand, and venture into producing, fashion, and video production. ‘Vibez From the Crypt’ is a two song EP by Ace Magnum, featuring the tracks ‘One of Those Nights’ and ‘They Love it When I Run’.

Ace Magnum has enough self-confidence not to just ride the wave of the popular trend he is a part of but to make it his own. The artist has decided to do just that by adding a nuanced flair to his vocal deliveries, which immediately makes him distinct from many of his peers. He moves from melodic hooks to straight rapping with effortless ease. This allows both the streets and the mainstream to tune into his music.

Ace Magnum is an up-and-coming artist in the purest sense of the word. Instead of simple hype, he is clawing his way to the top, and every indication shows he will eventually reach it. The EP opens with ‘One of Those Nights’ which rides in on a dark synth driven soundscape with skittering hi-hats. The track combines introspective lyrics with a catchy and vibrant beat. The lyrics delves into the artist’s mindset and emotions, exploring themes of self-assurance, determination, and living in the present moment.

The opening lines immediately set the tone for the track, as Ace Magnum expresses his readiness to make moves and achieve success.  He also touches on the importance of self-belief and tuning out external influences. He mentions being unaffected by what people say and instead focuses on feeling himself and embracing his individuality. This confidence is supported by his faith in a higher power, seeking protection and guidance from God. The urgency and smoothness he seeks in his actions are evident throughout the song.

The chorus, with its repetition of the phrase “It’s looking like one of them nights,” serves as a rallying cry, indicating a time of celebration and enjoyment. Ace Magnum feels confident and content, embracing the positive energy that the night brings. His flow is on point  as he rides the beat effortlessly.

The second cut on the EP, ‘They Love It When I Run’, also exudes a sense of confidence, determination, and resilience. The song explores themes of chasing success, overcoming obstacles, and staying true to oneself. The chorus sets the tone for the track, depicting a constant pursuit and the pressure of being chased by others.

Ace Magnum creates a sense of tension and vulnerability, expressing his awareness that others are out for his metaphorical blood. The darkness that clouds his lungs symbolizes the weight of his journey, but he remains focused on rising above the challenges. Ace emphasizes his passion and intuition, distinguishing himself from others. He conveys his love for the game and his dedication to his craft. The use of vivid imagery, adds a dynamic energy to his lyrics.

Ace Magnum’s wordplay and metaphors reflect his adept storytelling skills. He contrasts his own strength and authenticity with those who only project a false image. The lyrics suggest a sense of triumph and the ability to overcome obstacles. No doubt, Ace Magnum’s strong delivery and engaging set of flows make the EP, ‘Vibez From the Crypt’, an energetic and empowering addition to his repertoire.


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