Oakland native Guapdad 4000 has had a special journey to mainstream appeal.
His collaborative album 1176 with producer !llmind in March highlighted his storytelling capability and fascinating melodic songwriting. The project’s deluxe soon followed after its release — adding six new tracks and included a dynamic remix of the original album’s opener “How Many,” bringing the luxurious Rick Ross into the fold.
Now, Guap looks to springboard off 1176‘s success, adding another track to his catalog before the year ends. On Thursday (Dec. 2), Guapdad 4000 released “Money” — an easy-going, groovy track that allows him to showcase his creative allusions within his amusing wordplay.
I said fuego
Coming with the flame like a Draco
Make a broke n***a catch up (ketchup), no tomato
Lego, build an infrastructure for my payroll
No squares in my circle, save that for the Eggo’s“Money” — Guapdad 4000
The song’s instrumental samples the classic 1970’s funk/R&B band The O’Jays smash-hit “For the Love of Money,” as Guap simply lets the instrumental breathe in portions of the track and the band’s OG “money, money, money, moneyyyyy” hook serving as the chorus. Throughout the entire track, Guapdad’s lyricism seems absolutely effortless, as he relentlessly includes pop culture references in almost every bar.
Now she wanna give a bomb n***a head like turbans
Suck me up like Kirby
Bust me up, start swerving
Going ape shit n***a“Money” — Guapdad 4000
As he shames broke people, lames and “curious cops,” Guapdad 4000 reminds listeners that he is one of the most under-appreciated and skilled artists hip-hop has to offer at the moment.
Stream Guapdad 4000’s new song “Money” below!