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Call Me Ace Raps About Life And The Career Grind In 'Working From Home'

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When rapper Call Me Ace isn’t grinding at his YouTube job, he’s on the mic dropping positive lyrics about life and adulthood. His latest EP is ironically titled 'Working From Home.'

"I feel compelled to help others that might be feeling that same sense of hopelessness, and be able to identify opportunities even though they may feel like there's a brick wall."

Last year Ace’s first album, 'Airplane Mode,' debuted at #3 on iTunes’  Top 40 US Hip-Hop Album Chart.

'Working From Home' has reached over 1 million Spotify streams. In this interview Call Me Ace talks about growing up on the East Coast in a Jamaican household, and why he doesn’t take his success for granted. 

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Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.