On June 30, 2009, seven months later, Hood released his second album, titled Ruthless, once again on Def Jam. He also appeared on three tracks from DJ Khaled's fifth studio album, We the Best Forever: "I'm Thuggin'", "Future", and the "Welcome to My Hood (Remix)".The album's first single was "Overtime", which was produced by The Runners and featured Akon and T-Pain. Hood started 2012 by collaborating with Cash Money Records artist Bow Wow on a song called "We Going Hard".With ace on his sleeve, Antoine Mc Colister began his domination in hip-hop world.
The album debuted at number 23 on the Billboard 200, selling 20,000 copies its first week. The third single is "Body 2 Body" featuring Chris Brown and the song is produced by J. He has made guest appearances on tracks by other recording artists such s Talib Kweli, Jadakiss, Brisco, and "The Drill" by The Game, also featuring Meek Mill, which appears on his California Republic.
Hood confirmed that his third album will be called, Blood, Sweat & Tears. The first official single, "Hustle Hard", became Ace's highest charting solo single, peaking at number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100. For his debut single on the We The Best & Cash Money label, he reunited with Trey Songz after 4 years, to make the early-2000s-styled love single known as I Need Your Love. Hood released his mixtape Starvation 2 on January 10, 2013.
He teamed up with the Broward-County-based entertainment label, Dollaz & Dealz, to record the hit "M. E." ("Money Over Everything") which sparked an immediate buzz in South Florida and helped him gain exposure like never before.
He then set his sights on performing for DJ Khaled at his annual birthday bash, and he ended up being the first artist signed to the disc jokey/producer's label.
He broke Billboard Hot 100 with such singles as "Hustle Hard" and Chris Brown-assisted "Body 2 Body". In the same year, he and his girlfriend welcomed twin girls, Lyric and Sailor, but Lyric died shortly after birth due to health complications.
His peak position also improved on the albums chart. Starting fresh in 2012, he moved home from Def Jam to Cash Money.
Seven months later, he launched his second effort "Ruthless" which fared better on the chart, peaking at No. He collaborated with Akon and T-Pain in the first single "Overtime" and got Jazmine Sullivan and Rozay in the second offering "Champion".
He got his highest charting single from a single off his third album, 2011's "Blood, Sweat & Tears".
After settling comfortably in his new label, he's preparing a fourth CD "Trials & Turbulations".
To tide fans over, he dropped a mixtape with Meek Mill, French Montana and Plies.
He has released four studio albums with his most successful being his last two albums, Blood, Sweat & Tears (2011) and Trials & Tribulations (2013). Following a football injury in the 10th grade, and after realizing he wouldn't be able to go pro, the Broward County native began to seriously consider rapping as a career. He also began promoting himself via open mic events and talent shows around town.