1017 Eskimo Signee Z Money Announces Shawty Paid Album, With Appearances From Gucci Mane, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, and Key Glock, Releasing on May 10th
The Chicago Native Turns Quick Cash Into Generational Wealth in the “Shawty Paid Intro,” Premiered by The FADER
“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
With an ever-expanding bankroll and a penchant for intoxicating street rap, Z Money is an ideal 21st-century businessman. Chronicling his life as a hall-of-fame-level hustler, Z Money announces Shawty Paid, his upcoming mixtapes. On Shawty Paid, the follow-up to last year’s Chiraq Mogul, Z Money zeroes in on the process of getting money, methodically detailing his hustles and reveling in the fruits of his labor. Wielding his high-pitched sing-song atop sinister beats from the likes of 808 Mafia, ChaseTheMoney, Southside, Bandplay, IzzeTheProducer, and others, the newfound ATL native combines the ice-cold honesty favored in his hometown with the extravagant boasts favored by rappers in his adopted city. Giving a home to singles “Millions,” the Gucci Mane and Hoodrich Pablo Juan-featuring lead single, and the recent, HYPEBEAST-premiered “Wealthy“, and with additional guest appearances from Key Glock and Yung Mal, Shawty Paid arrives on May 10th via 1017 Eskimo/Alamo.
Says Z Money, “Shawty Paid is like an alter ego of mine. When you hear me say that before I rap, you know I’m about to go in on my money talk! this song is the perfect introduction to my next tape, and DY always brings the best out of me.”
To accompany the announcement, Z Money shares “Shawty Paid Intro,” the opening track from the upcoming album. Rocking his trademark cadence atop demonic 8-bit synths and skull-rattling bass courtesy of DY of 808 Mafia, Z Money draws attention to his expensive taste, lists his financial accomplishments, and clowns those whose bankrolls can’t compare: “Damn, I just broke the scale/These n****s lyin’ in they raps they never saw a bill.” Premiered by The FADER, “Shawty Paid Intro” is an appropriate table-setter for the upcoming project, setting an extravagant and celebratory tone for the project.
Listen to “Shawty Paid Intro”: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/shawtypaid/
Buy/Stream “Shawty Paid Intro”: http://smarturl.it/shawtypaidintro
Check out the Premiere: https://www.thefader.com/2019/04/25/z-money-premiere-shawty-paid-intro
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 Rap. In 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.
“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 Mogul: http://smarturl.it/ChiraqMogul
“Two 16’s” ft. Valee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv1SmSbfUf8
ZTM (produced by ChaseTheMoney): https://open.spotify.com/album/0aW7dtqQWwWYSxhnZCdKAK?si=JazDzHgJRxWB2ZkUf4fMGA
“Let You Know”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1XMyxkCwGY
“Want My Money”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeGrhQVzppM