Hip-hop star Ace Hood brought his high-energy show to George Brown College’s Waterfront campus for GBC Fest
Ace Hood was the headline act at GBC Fest held at Waterfront campus on Sept. 6, 2013.Video: Danilo Barba/The Dialog
The Student Association (SA) event staff never ceases to hold excellent events and each year they strive for better! This year’s GBC Fest was marked “a first,” as it was held at the new Waterfront campus.
Blessed with blue skies, GBC Fest ’13 took full swing at 11 a.m. and ended with a bang with a concert from rapper Ace Hood.
Most students at this year’s event were anticipating Ace Hood’s performance.
The rapper described the inspiration behind his tracks as stemming from his roots growing up in Broward County, Florida.
Football had been his first passion, but after sustaining an injury, Hood referred to his second passion and talent, rapping.
“I believed in myself”, said Ace Hood with passion in his voice.
After a performance at DJ Khaled’s annual birthday bash in 2007, Khaled signed the young star to his, ‘We the Best’ record label and has since then, worked with him.
“Khaled’s been there throughout my career and he brings out the best in every artist,” said Ace Hood.
Having made it to the big scene in 2007 at age 19, he owes his success to his family, his roots, and his fans. “I appreciate every individual, every fan. The fans are my supporters,” said Ace Hood.
Along with a future clothing line, he plans to continue connecting with his fans and making music.
The SA events team had organized numerous activities, from a fashion show put on by Mosaic, to contests to win tickets for the upcoming boat cruise.
GBC talent contest winner Kayara also took the stage this year, performing one of her favourite tracks ‘Turn Your Lights Down Low’ by Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley, along with other performances by Zoo Babies.
This year’s GBC Fest was a great kick-off to the school year and succeeded in getting students pumped up for what should be a great year!