Rising rapper Yungeen Ace made an impression earlier this year with the emotional "So Long," and ahead of his new project he's delivered a song that builds on the hype. Maintaining his distinctive sing-rap approach, "Bando" sees Yungeen cement himself as one of Florida's most promising talents.
The Omar Jones-directed video has the artist performing on a piano in an abandoned house as he belts out the catchy and somber hook. "Everything I love crash and burned right in front of me," he raps as the the hook reaches its climax. The 21-year-old makes it clear just how much pain he's witnessed and been through on the track, once again proving he's got plenty of captivating stories to tell.
"My whole life I felt like nobody believed in me, like I was trash—not my music but that my life ain’t mean anything," he told Complex of the genesis behind the new song. "I know that’s how everybody in Jacksonville feels because it’s not a place you can make it out of, and they don’t value life there, everybody is disposable. It’s not a city like NYC or LA where the next big thing is expected to come out of there, feel me? But what I’m saying is it don’t matter if nobody sees the greatness in you as long as you can see it in yourself. I always knew I was going to be great. "
"Bando" is taken from Yungeen's new album Step Harder, which drops Nov. 8.