Ace tells WatchLOUD: “Young Black Intelligent” [from The Falling Season ] was the first song that I recorded for this album. The song in a nutshell speaks about my life at the age of around 14 years old growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn in the projects, and being a kid that was a pretty smart kid, got good grades. But all of my friends that I hung with, they wasn’t really into school like that. They didn’t really get good grades like that. So I was looked at a little different because of the school thing. So I wanted to express on a record that feeling of being in this environment but being different because I was a good student and how to survive that and get through that. That’s why I wrote the song.
[Via WatchLOUD ]