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Before The Rollie
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The Album The Song Is In, Trials And Tribulations.
Background Info
Album Released Under Trials And Tribulations
Track Listing Number Track Number Three
Length 4:17
Personnel And Tracks
Writers Antoine McColister, Robert Williams, Sonny Uwaezuoke
Producers Sonny Digital
Guest Star? Meek Mill
Before The Rollie is the third full track off of Ace's album, Trials And Tribulations.


Song ReviewsEdit

1. "Less than a week away from the highly-anticipated release of Trials & Tribulations, Ace Hood has debuted a new single entitled, “Before The Rollie.”

Ace Hood has been unstoppable in 2013. Kicking off the year with the release of his massive single “Bugatti,” Hood has spent the past six months going from notable hip hop player to a contender for best in the game, and on July 16 the album release everyone has been waiting for will finally occur. “Before The Rollie” is a deep Trials & Tribulations cut featuring Meek Miller, and like the singles that came before it leaves you chomping at the bit for the full album.

Though their flows and lyrical styles are rarely that compatible, the themes found in Ace Hood and Meek Mill’s rhyme are actually quite similar. “Before The Rollie” recognizes this, and paired with a Sonny Digital beat you’ll instantly bob your head to, the two emcees make the most of their mic skills to deliver bar after bar of insight into their lives before the fame (and, you know, the rollies). The beat is clearly crafted for Hood, but Meek’s quick-tongued approach adds a nice twist halfway through, making the final results one of the best collaborations we’ve heard in awhile."

                                                                                               - Under The Gun Review By James Shotwell on July 12, 2013


2. "Before the fame, before the Bugatti, before the broken Rollie, Ace Hood was a regular kid coming up in the hood. The rapper details all of these struggles on “Before the Rollie” the latest release off of his upcoming Trials & Tribulations album. The song, which Funkmaster Flex and Hot 97 premièred last night, was produced by Sonny Digital and features a verse from Maybach Music’s second-in-command, Meek Mill. This song is struggle-rap at its finest as Meek spits rhymes like:

“Remember them days I was ridin’ ’round in that murk No A/C cause the shit don’t work, plus no radio to make shit worse I’da come a long way and they know it Fuck where you at its about where you goin.""

                              - GlobalGrind By Dimas Sanfiorenzo on July 12, 2013

LyricsEdit

Before the rollie, before the fame

Before the money, before the game

Before them bitches

Before they ever knew my name

Before the rollie, before the rollie

Them times was hard, I'm chasin' money

Before the rollie, before the rollie

The same circle, the same homies


My same niggas, no new friends

Since day one, nigga no loose ends

Just a young nigga, outchea every day

I'm a get it by any means

That was just my mind frame

Before the Gucci and Louis

Before the Rollie dog I won't do it

They nigga fuck with me when I was broke

You ain't gonna stunt with me when I do it

Talk is cheap gotta put in that work

Remember them days I was ridin' in the merk

No A/C cause the shit don't work

Plus no radio to make shit worse

I'da come a long way and they know it,

Fuck where you at it's about where you goin'

Can't sit around and wait for no money

Ain't no naw nigga can't do it

Boy I did this shit for my niggas

Since day one I been a go getter

Now my money right and these hoes on me

Ho well go figure (Hoodnation)


Before the rollie, before the fame

Before the money, before the game

Before them bitches

Before they ever knew my name

Before the rollie, before the rollie

Them times was hard, I'm chasin' money

Before the rollie, before the rollie

The same circle, the same homies


Ain't never had shit for' my dream

Ain't never sell no work to them fiends

Ain't never snitchin' and tell on my dogs

Wakin' up every day for that cream

Nigga I was down and out in that field

So stressed out because of them deals

Ain't no kinda hope in my city

Most my homies dead or in jail

Every night I toss and I turn

Feelin' like the Devil all on my back

Still I'm praying times get better

Had a few thoughts sell in that pack

Boy my mom gon' cuss me out,

Runnin' her blood pressure so high

When that money comin' in slow

It'll be a couple homies that rot

I'm that same nigga from out of Deerfield

Ain't shit changed except a rap deal

Gotta live nigga actin' funny,

Now I know how niggas in the trap feel

Ya'll rather me broke than be fucked up

And my same hood and those same chucks

I look back today throw prayers up

Now I never forget where I came from


Before the rollie, before the fame

Before the money, before the game

Before them bitches

Before they ever knew my name

Before the rollie, before the rollie

Them times was hard, I'm chasin' money

Before the rollie, before the rollie

The same circle, the same homies


Before the rollie man it was cuffs

Hard times man shit was tough

I was told don't trust niggas

Be the main ones to come and hit you up

Still ridin' round like I ain't rich as fuck

Young niggas we clippin' up

Before the rollie hoes fronted on me

Now I pull up on em like bitch what's up?

Young niggas ballin'

Fuck niggas hatin'

Before I had a rollie

I ain't have no patience

A nigga ran up on me,

Bitch ass situations

We cap'n gown you pussy niggas ain't talkin' graduation

See there was something 'bout that Rollie when it touched my wrist

Something 'bout that Rollie when I fucked your bitch

Cause it caught her eye and she sucked my dick

She told you lies and you trust that bitch

Like hol' up

Ya'll niggas hatin' on me

When all these bad bitches waitin' on me

And all that shit you pray on me,

I still kill niggas like shame on me


Before the rollie, before the fame

Before the money, before the game

Before them bitches

Before they ever knew my name

Before the rollie, before the rollie

Them times was hard, I'm chasin' money

Before the rollie, before the rollie

The same circle, the same homies


Ace Hood - Before The Rollie ft

Ace Hood - Before The Rollie ft. Meek Mill (Trials & Tribulations)

The Third Full Track From Ace Hood's Fourth Album