Mixtape: Z Money – Shawty Paid

1017’s Chiraq Representative Takes Us Inside His Mind in the New Mixtape


Critical Praise:

“Z’s appeal is all about swagger, a subtle brand of cocky humor, and a delicate musical touch. Which isn’t to say that it’s an empty exercise in style—although he has style in spades. There’s an unusual quality at the heart of the Z Money project that’s elusive to define, but could be called, simply, ‘art.'”Complex

“As one of the promising new faces to come out of Chicago, Z Money is ready to go full speed ahead.”XXL

“Even though the 25-year-old has work from as early as 2014, setbacks such as his legal troubles and incarceration had put his career on hold until now and, if it wasn’t already obvious, Z Money SZN is upon us.” – Lyrical Lemonade

The Mixtape + Video:

A hustler since birth and an expert in getting money by any means necessary, Z Money is one of Chicago rap’s most fascinating figures. Revealing some of his trade secrets and reveling in the fruit of his labors, Z Money shares Shawty Paid, his latest mixtape. Wielding his high-pitched sing-song, the newfound ATL native combines the ice-cold honesty favored in his hometown of Chicago with the extravagant boasts favored by rappers in his adopted city of Atlanta. The project boasts a regionally and sonically diverse array of producers, including DY and Southside of 808 MafiaChaseTheMoneyBandplay, and Lil Mexico, who deliver sinister soundscapes for Z to apply his street-savvy bars. Giving a home to singles Millions,” the Gucci Mane and Hoodrich Pablo Juan-featuring lead single, and the menacing Key Glock collab “1017 Paper Route,” and with an additional guest appearance from Yung MalShawty Paid arrives via 1017 Eskimo/Alamo.

Born into poverty on the West Side of Chicago, Z Money lifted himself out of the hood with his sharp rhymes and strong entrepreneurial instincts, using his earnings as a rapper to start businesses in trucking, restaurants, real estate, and dog-breeding. The 1017 Eskimo signee explored his past in a recent FADER Frequencies mini-documentary, which introduced us to his father, the owner of a trucking business, who infected Z Money with the hustler’s mentality. Buoyed by Z Money’s engaging personality, the doc shows how Z’s work ethic translated into rap, as he spends hours in the studio searching for the perfect beat to demolish.

Buy/Stream Shawty Paidhttp://smarturl.it/shawtypaid

Watch Z Money’s FADER Frequencies documentary: https://www.thefader.com/2019/05/02/z-money-documentary-frequencies-wav

Shawty Paid Tracklist:

  1. Shawty Paid Intro (prod. DY & J Money World)
  2. Playin’ Wit Ya Nose (prod. Topp 808)
  3. How I Came In (prod. Topp 808)
  4. Jumpin’ (prod. Pyrex)
  5. Wealthy (prod. Hendrixx)
  6. Stay Down feat. Yung Mal (prod. Cicero)
  7. Louis On That Girl (prod. Pyrex)
  8. Where U Sent Em (prod. Pyrex)
  9. 1017 Paper Route feat. Key Glock (prod. Lil Mexico Beatz)
  10. I Need A Lick (prod. Topp 808)
  11. Millions feat. Gucci Mane and Hoodrich Pablo Juan (prod. IzzeTheProducer)
  12. Meds (prod. Cicero)
  13. Ah Shit (prod. Chasethemoney)
  14. Just Left The Kitchen (prod. Topp 808 & Southside)
  15. Mr. Cut Ya Stove On (prod. Chasethemoney)
  16. Fiends Callin’ (prod. Topp 808)
  17. Prolly Cookin’ (prod. Bandplay & AR)

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The Background:

First coming to the forefront during the Chicago rap boom of 2012, Z Money stood out from the pack for his creative cadences, his malleable, high-pitched flow, which drew comparisons to Z Money’s idol Gucci Mane, and his rejection of the conventions of the drill music that dominated the city in that era. Releasing a series of popular mixtapes packed with street witticisms and raw honesty, Z Money gained cult hero status in Chicago for songs like Regular” and Want My Money,” which Chance The Rapper used in his original trailer for his 2013 breakout mixtape Acid RapIn 2014, Z Money’s meteoric rise came to an abrupt halt when he was forced to spend nearly the whole year in prison for a probation violation. After his release, Z Money rededicated himself to his craft, moving away from his Chicago-based problems and temptations to the rap mecca of Atlanta. In ATL, Z Money caught the ear of a recently free Gucci Mane, who signed him to his fledgling 1017 Eskimo label. Since the signing, Z Money gotten his career back on the road to stardom with ZTM and Chiraq Mogul. His new album, Shawty Paid, is out now.


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Shawty Paidhttp://smarturl.it/shawtypaid

“1017 Paper Route” ft. Key Glock: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/1017paperroute

Z Money Mini-Doc: https://wav.media/video/40931?type=VOD

“Shawty Paid Intro”: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/shawtypaid/// http://smarturl.it/shawtypaidintro

“Wealthy”: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/wealthy

“Millions” ft. Gucci Mane & Hoodrich Pablo Juan: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/millions

“Apart of Trappin'” (Remix) ft. Bandhunta Izzy: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/apartoftrappinremix

“Givenchy” (Remix) ft. Ohgeesy of ShorelineMafia: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/givenchyremix

“Apart of Trappin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIYq9hfzVfk

“Durag” ft. Key Glock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPpmFcTjpyI

Chiraq Mogulhttp://smarturl.it/ChiraqMogul

“80 Bands”: http://smarturl.it/80bands // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wneH0l_RaBg

“Two 16’s” ft. Valee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv1SmSbfUf8

ZTM (produced by ChaseTheMoney): https://open.spotify.com/album/0aW7dtqQWwWYSxhnZCdKAK?si=JazDzHgJRxWB2ZkUf4fMGA