Gold Cuffs (feat. High Grade)

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In his new single, “Gold Cuffs,” Call Me Ace explores the meaning of success and the American Dream by juxtaposing his two careers: the lucrative white-collar job and the passion project. Both careers are advancing and increasing his recognition at the expense of his physical energy and mental health. With only so much time in the day, the conflict between the two careers is forcing him towards an ultimatum. But as a first-gen immigrant born into poverty, which do you choose: money and social status, or the freedom to pursue your passion? What if you don’t actually have a choice? Ironically, the song features Ace’s music alter ego, High Grade.

lyrics

[Intro]
Ayo
This is gonna need way more than air conditioning
Hah!

[Chorus]
Tru mi love how mi rock mi gold cuffs
Guess mi need fi learn not fi knock mi gold cuffs
Tru mi haffi leave and be free mi know suh
But master wan fi keep me won’t let me go suh
And tru seh yo mi love how mi rock mi gold cuffs
Uno wan fi teef and come rob mi gold cuffs
Do mi wan fi leave and be free yuh no suh
But dem wan fi see how mi rock mi gold cuffs!
Oh yea yea

[Verse 1]
Yo I’m just tryna excel (Cell)
But I’m stuck summin’ up numbers in Excel (Cell)
Tightness in my arteries I need to exhale (Cell)
I’d rather be on the cover of Double-X-L (Cell)
But my job gave me one of those triple-X deals (Dang)
Question mark on how I get my freedom right
When these gold cuffs got me ridin’ in this beemer like (Woop!)
Sittin’ in the way back like I ain’t got my civil rights (Ha)
Started from the bottom gotta do it for my people, right? (Right)
Airplane Mode flyin’ with the seagulls like
Recruiter want my resume point her to Wikipedia like (Sheesh)
Fire strong, High Grade always on I can’t sleep at night
Be the light to see the light
Huh?

[Chorus]
Tru mi love how mi rock mi gold cuffs
Guess mi need fi learn not fi knock mi gold cuffs
Tru mi haffi leave and be free mi know suh
But master wan fi keep me won’t let me go suh
And tru seh yo mi love how mi rock mi gold cuffs
Uno wan fi teef and come rob mi gold cuffs
Do mi wan fi leave and be free yuh no suh
But dem wan fi see how mi rock mi gold cuffs!
Oh yea yea

[Verse 2]
Heyyy
Look how my fans turnin’ out (Woop!)
Thank the Lord for real for how this vision turnin’ out
Last in line hit the stage run my set work it out (Ha!)
Colleagues in the crowd can’t talk work I’m workin’ now (Unh)
See you in the mornin’ first one in the first one out (Hah)
Stirrin’ up this butter look at how I’m churnin’ out (Woo)
Lookin’ in the mirror hardly recognize this person now
Debt free, net green, making absurd amounts (Sheesh)
The nerve of High Grade to tell the world he burnin’ out, right?
“Focus on your blessings, Ace” like I ain’t learn to count, right?
They see the wins but not the obstacles that turn me down, right?
“Keep goin’, Ace!” A lot harder than it sounds guys
I ain’t been outside but I—

[Chorus]
Love how mi rock mi gold cuffs
Guess mi need fi learn not fi knock mi gold cuffs
Tru mi haffi leave and be free mi know suh
But master wan fi keep me won’t let me go suh
And tru seh yo mi love how mi rock mi gold cuffs
Uno wan fi teef and come rob mi gold cuffs
Do mi wan fi leave and be free yuh no suh
But dem wan fi see how mi rock mi gold cuffs!
Oh yea yea

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from Working From Home, track released January 17, 2020

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Bay Area hip-hop artist, Call Me Ace, is a young professional that encourages you to live a rich life, not just a life full of riches.

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