Nativ Hype: Who is Ace Porter as an artist/person?
Ace Porter: Ace Porter as an artist and as a person is the same. My music reflects my life experiences and honesty because I feel like that's the best way to connect with the people. By staying true to yourself.
Nativ Hype: When did you first become interested in being a music artist?
Ace Porter: I was 14 years old watching "2 raw for the streets DVD" and I realized it was fun so I started writing raps and when I turned 19 years old I started writing songs.
Nativ Hype: About 2 months ago you were featured as a performer at the TLA in the "Veteran Freshman 3" showcase. What was the experience like for you?
Ace Porter: It was blessing, a dream come true. I never touched a stage to that big of a crowd before and I felt right at home. I had a 20 min set and I made the best out of it.
Nativ Hype: Describe the the Philly hip-hop scene.
Ace Porter: The Hip-Hop music scene in Philly has changed for the better, I love it because people are don't afraid to be them selves any more. It was a time when artists all wanted to be gangsta now it's a whole new culture of all type of music right here in the city.
Nativ Hype: Are there any musical influences that you have?
Ace Porter: Empire Of The Sun, and Kanye West for being creative. Jay-Z , Diddy, and Rick Ross For their hustle.
Nativ Hype: What artists do you look forward to working with in the future?
Ace Porter: Great question I would work with Raphael Saadiq, Erica Badu, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky.
Nativ Hype: In terms of your career, where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Ace Porter: I see my self touring around the world with my album. Having some placements as well. Having my clothing line in some stores starting in the U.S. then over seas. Having some properties which I own.
Check out the video for his track with Philadelphia singer Beano titled 'Love Operator' below. Also be sure to check out more of his music on www.aceporter.com