Arthur Boima Cassell III aka ‘The ACE’ was born in Bong County, Liberia on September 30, 1985. The rapper/lyricist grew up on old Motown music, soul music, Michael Jackson & well, everything 80’s babies can relate to. Arthur, or ‘C’ – as many called him in his childhood, grew up in the choir. He says he never felt comfortable about singing solo. So, dig this, The ACE never thought he’d ever do music outside of the choir, let alone be a solo artist. Introduction to hip-hop music around the time of the deaths of Tupac and BIG changed all that…as hip-hop’s influence grew more in West Africa, The ACE started finding himself intrigued by the art of rapping. By the turn of the century, the artist had started writing bars and rapping at talent shows.
The ACE began his recording career in 2008, when he recorded his first original project, ‘New To The Game’, – a raw examination of the Liberian born rapper’s life in Liberia and The US. The ACE returned home in 2014 and released a mixtape titled ‘LIB Heat: The Mixtape Vol. 1’. He has gained national fame, collaborating with top Liberian artists like J. Glo, Takun J, Chilla Coolnanee, Co.Z, Christoph, CIC, and Amaze to name a few – and he has nurtured many young artists, offering advice and writing lyrics for some. In 2015, he co-founded ‘Bangers Entertainment’, currently home to 7 artists. Now, 10 years after his first album… The ACE is releasing his highly anticipated follow-up album, ‘La Decima’ in 2018.