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.