Remix: Z Money – “Apart of Trappin'” ft. Bandhunta Izzy (Prod. by Lil Mexico)

The 1017 Eskimo Signee Updates a Chiraq Mogul With a Verse from a Baltimore Bruiser


Critical Praise for Z Money:

“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 ZMoney 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, ZMoney 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 Remix:

Splitting the difference between hard-nosed Chicago street talk and sing-songy Southern bars, Z Money has a cross-regional cult following. Teaming up with fellow hybrid emcee Bandhunta Izzy, a Baltimore rapper inspired by Chicago drill, Z Money shares “Apart of Trappin'” (Remix). A creeping, slinky banger courtesy of producer Lil Mexico, “Apart of Trappin'” finds Z Money running through his daily flex in a soft-spoken rasp: “Big F&N with the big wheels, big kicks, stand on the block, sellin’ rock with a big sig/I don’t really care what it cost, I’ma go big, just popped, feel it, just wait on it to kick in.” For the remix, premiered by XXL, Bandhunta Izzy borrows Z’s unique cadence before slowly building up to a lockstep double-time: “Z Money, you that my big brother/He say the word, I’m clappin’/I done came a long way from trappin’/Put dough right in my mattress.” “Apart of Trappin'” is the opening track from Chiraq Mogul, Z Money’s acclaimed new mixtape, shared in August via 1017 Eskimo/Alamo.

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed ZTMwhich boasted the Valee-featuring cult hit Two 16s,” Chiraq Mogul is a more substantial effort, comprised of 16 intense tracks, each marked by Z Money’s oft-imitated cadences and canny punchlines about the hustle. The new mixtape hosts previously released tracks such as Bon Appetit,” which features G Herbo and Key Glock and garnered over 3.55 million views on YouTube, the haunting and absorbing Bitcoin” (362k),  “Durag,” also featuring Key Glock, which has 387k views, and . Featuring an additional appearances fro G Herbo, along with an appearance from 03 GreedoChiraq Mogul, released via 1017 Eskimo/Alamo, continues Z Money’s rise from the ashes as he follows his mentor Gucci Mane on the path from underground success to mainstream figure. Most recently, Z Money remixed the 808 Mafia-produced “Givenchy” with a new verse from Ohgeesy, a member of rising L.A. crew ShorelineMafia.

Listen to “Apart of Trappin'” (Remix) ft. Bandhunta Izzy:

Check out the XXL premiere:

Buy/Stream Chiraq Mogul

Chiraq Mogul Tracklist:

  1. Apart Of Trappin
  2. Trappin Off The Phone
  3. Killa Ride
  4. Durag feat. Key Glock
  5. Givenchy
  6. Bitcoin
  7. In My Trap
  8. Terrified
  9. Bon Appetit feat. G Herbo and Key Glock
  10. Scales
  11. Pressure
  12. Still Got Money ft. Valee
  13. 80 Bands
  14. California to Chicago feat. 03 Greedo
  15. No Floggin feat. G Herbo and Key Glock
  16. I Really Did

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.

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“Apart of Trappin'” (Remix) ft. Bandhunta Izzy:

“Givenchy” (Remix) ft. Ohgeesy:

“Apart of Trappin”:

“Durag” ft. Key Glock:

Chiraq Mogul

“80 Bands”: //

“Two 16’s” ft. Valee:

ZTM (produced by ChaseTheMoney):

“Let You Know”:

“Want My Money”: