WARNING: The embedded YouTube videos contain language some may find offensive
A music streaming service produced a short documentary in May on Jacksonville rapper Yungeen Ace.
It was published on YouTube a month before the 19 year old was shot several times in a car on the Southside. Three other men, including the rapper's brother, were killed in the shooting.
In the documentary-style video, produced by streaming service My Mixtapez, Yungeen Ace, whose real name is Keyontae Bullard, describes another brother being shot in front of him during another incident.
“My brother was shot in front of me. That was a big loss. That was the biggest loss I’ve ever experienced, but I’m not going to speak too much on that,” said Bullard. He didn't give the name of the brother who was shot.
Another brother, Tre'von Bullard, 18, was shot to death in front of the rapper on June 5 near St. Johns Towns Center. Two other teens, Royale D'Von Smith Jr., 18, and Jercoby Da'Shad Groover, 19, were also killed in the shooting.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has not made any arrest. The only detail released about the shooting is a car pulled up next to the victims' vehicle, fired shots and sped off.
Yungeen Ace was shot eight times in the shooting and was arrested for a probation violation on Saturday after being released from the hospital.
The rapper previously spent time in jail in connection to robbery and weapons charges. He also addressed that in the documentary.
“I done took plenty of losses ... but I bounce back. Going to jail was a loss," he says adding that his brother - not stating which one - played a role in his arrest. "I took a loss on my brother … that ni*** told on me, but I love that ni***. I didn’t think he’d tell on me though. I done did too much sh** for him. He did a lot of sh** for me too though.”
Growing up in a violent atmosphere surrounded by the drug culture was something Yungeen Ace experienced since childhood, he says in the video.
“We been posted on this corner … all day right on this corner,” he says about the 7400 block of Melvin Road. “That corner house, I’ve been here since I was a youngin'" he said pointing to a home.
The story he tells then gets darker. “This used to be my room right here," he said pointing to a window at the home. "Them boys shot my house up and I was right there on the bed. Me and my little brother Quan-Quan. This was my momma’s room right here. They shot that up too. My house always got shot up.”
He then describes why the house was likely shot up. “My house was a trap. Every house I’ve ever lived in was a trap.”
A drug house is commonly called a trap house. It’s where drug dealers and drug users buy, sell, and produce drugs.
“It’s a jungle for real. Everyday is a gamble," he said. "You can be in the house, taking a chance. Going to the bathroom, you’re taking a chance. Believe that. You don’t never know who’s coming."