Yungeen Ace & EST GEE Team Up For "Gang Nem"

The fiery cut comes from Ace's newest album "Survivor Of The Trenches," his second of the year.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

Yungeen Ace kept a steady pace of releases this year, a trend he did not slow down as the year's coming to a close. In addition to a slew of singles, he released All On Me back in April, which was a high-profile moment for the Jacksonville rapper. Moreover, he also dropped Survivor Of The Trenches this week, and it has a lot of standout verses and features. One of Yungeen's songs in particular is making waves for its energy and performances: "Gang Nem" with Louisville's EST Gee.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 01: Yungeen Ace attends Rolling Stone Live Miami at SLS South Beach on February 01, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Also, Survivor Of The Trenches features Rob49, SleazyWorldGo, Real Boston Richey, GMK, and FastMoney Goon. The album's a collection of hardened street rap that's sure to scratch that itch to varying degrees all throughout. However, "Gang Nem" is among the project's best examples of that sound. EST Gee is one of the leaders of that sound of the moment, even bringing outsiders like MGK out of his pop-punk phase and back to spitting bars.

Instrumentally, "Gang Nem" is a minimal trap cut with deep, submerged bass and very little melody from Yungeen and Gee. It's mostly built around the drum pattern, recurring bells, and both MCs' flows. It's an easily replicable sound, but it also really spotlights the rapper on the track more emphatically than ever. Still, there are a few other elements that support the song a bit more directly. Some creepy synths hang softly in the song's atmosphere, and occasional hits of low piano notes emphasize its menacing nature.

As far as flows, both Yungeen Ace and EST Gee deliver on-par performances with their consistent output. Ace's flow is a tad nondescript, in the sense that you can't match it as easily to a region or specific style. He makes sure to switch it around from the verse to the chorus to not make the song feel more repetitive. Also, he ramps up his performance energy as his verse goes on, eventually slowing down to the chorus's laidback approach.

Finally, EST Gee represents a true Memphis sound with his approach to flow and delivery. His drawl is really noticeable on the track and gives his bars an added sense of personality and character. Still, his faster but more consistent flow in comparison to Ace makes for a compelling pairing. However, Gee's pen is the star of the show. Furthermore, he has a unique quality of phrasing and framing these street tales that set him apart from the usual punchlines and turns of phrase.

You'll likely be able to count on the 24-year-old for consistent singles and new projects to keep pushing himself as a Florida talent. You can check out Yungeen Ace's new album Survivor Of The Trenches on your preferred streaming service. Also, peep the music video for "Gang Nem" with EST Gee below, as well as some notable bars from the standout track.

Quotable Lyrics

Gave this b***h some bread, so she can get the low (Send the low)
Load up all the sticks, n***a, it's time to go (It's time to slide)
You call him granny, the way he servin' bowls (Servin' bowls)
Ayy, he just 'llowed the wrist, he steady on the stove (Baow)

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.