- Artist: Ace Hood
- Track: Before the Rollie
- Feat. Meek Mill
- Producer: Sonny Digital
- Album: Trials and Tribulations
For those with a taste for schadenfreude, one of the highlights of June 30's BET Awards broadcast was undoubtedly seeing the bezel fall off Ace Hood's “Rolex” watch. Needless to say, his jeweler has since been sacked. On new street single Before the Rollie, Ace deals with the PR side of the scandal, emphasizing that, regardless of the presence or absence of his $60,000 timepiece (or its provenance), he's still the same man. Sonny Digital's trap percussion and twinkling synth/bell loops back the Panhandle State representative as he assures listeners, “Ain't sh*t changed but a rap deal.” Another street mainstay who hasn't forgotten where he came from, Trials and Tribulations LP when it hits record stores and online retailers this Tuesday, 7/16, via We the Best/Cash Money/Republic.