Towards the end of last month, Guapdad 4000 delivered his own unique monument to the contemporary, ongoing scam-rap movement, serving up his long-awaited debut studio album Dior Deposits. Made up of 13 new tracks, Guapdad 4000’s Dior Deposits LP features collaborations with Chance the Rapper, 6LACK, E,40, Denzel Curry, G-Eazy, Tory Lanez, Maxo Kream, Nef the Pharaoh and others, as well as production by Kenny Beats, DTB, Ekzakt, Terrace Martin, James Delgado, FRANKIE XY, BRYVN, Mike N Keys and more. Now, to gain a better insight into the themes and narratives of Dior Deposits, we’re sitting down with the northern California scam connoisseur himself for the latest entry in our Conversations With interview series. Specifically, Guapdad 4000 opens up to us about the history of “scam rap,” the public’s perception of him and how he evolved during the Revenge of the Dreamers III studio sessions.
“Revenge of the Dreamers was crazy,” he tells us, recalling the studio sessions that birthed Dreamville Records’ latest compilation project. “There was a room where all the super tight n***as was recording … it was in the back, right next to the production room … it was humbling, but at the same time I felt a sense of kinsmanship. It was that type of energy … all first time, first time energy, first time people meeting. That was my first time hearing Mez rap, in that room. Me, Saba, Mez, Buddy, J.I.D. and Maxo Kream probably got the craziest song. I forgot what we called it … I don’t know whose song it’s gonna be, but we all got wild verses on there. We did that in 222.”
You can check out our Conversations With interview with Guapdad 4000 above.
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