Lex Luger is up to his same tricks
If you thought Ace Hood’s second single “Go N Get It” from Blood, Sweat, and Tears sounds similar to his first single “Hustle Hard,” well, you aren’t hallucinating. They both contain the trademark Lex Luger identifiers, such as the hi-hats, snare drum patterns, and that ascending noise thing that I don’t even know how to describe. I have already chronicled how most of Lex Luger’s production sounds nearly identical, and I could add “Go N Get It” to that list.
Anyway, “Hustle Hard” is one of Ace Hood’s more memorable songs, if not the most memorable. Off the top of my head, I can only think of his song “Ride,” but that’s probably because it featured my boo Trey Songz. And like “Hustle Hard,” the remix was kind of star-studded, with Rick Ross and Juelz Santana.
So, the moral of that story is that Ace Hood sticks to the same routine: recording a hot song and a stacked remix. In between that, he releases a bunch of unmemorable garbage, but hopes that he might get lucky with a gem here or there. His chances might go up if he puts Trey on some more tracks…#justsayin.
And then there’s “Go N Get It,” which not only sounds similar to his first single, but it also sounds eerily similar identical to Tyga’s song “Bad Bitches” off his Black Thoughts Vol. 2 mixtape.
When I started this post, I didn’t know that I would be rambling about Ace Hood so much, but sometimes I just go in a different direction that I had initially anticipated. Examining the two notable Ace Hood records that I’ve enjoyed allowed me to realize the similarities between him and Lex Luger because they both have a similar approach to creating successful songs. They’ve also both given a new meaning to “same old shit, just a different day.”
Obviously, Lex Luger is a little more successful at what he’s doing. Because he’s been so successful, I would imagine that’s why he keeps producing instrumentals that sound identical, especially when listeners and artists are eating them up. I do like most of his stuff, but maybe I can attribute that to the fact that they all sound the same.
Regardless, I can’t blame him…because he’s living the American dream. But seriously, though, I am kind of interested to see if, or what else, he is capable of.
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