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Guapdad 4000

BIOGRAPHY

Growing up in West Oakland provided the Grammy Nominated, Platinum recording artist Guapdad 4000 (born Akeem Hayes) with a vast treasure chest of invaluable inspiration, encouraging him early on in life to explore his innate talents as a multihyphenate creative and eager student of the game. Guapdad's profound sense of humor, paired with his aptitude for commanding attention, translated organically into his lighthearted freestyles and ignited his interest in developing his well-rounded capacities as a vocalist. While navigating an upbringing challenged by both parents being in and out of jail at oft overlapping time frames, Guapdad 4000 began operating out of a necessity to both survive and take care of his siblings and grandmother. Driven by his greater desire to rise above such calamitous circumstances, he turned to illicit means to make money, such as credit card fraud and petty theft, a path accented by ups and downs that later provided ample material for his original content. After releasing a slew of successful hits since in the summer of 2019, Guapdad 4000 released his highly anticipated debut album, “Dior Deposits” in October of 2019 in which he let his fans name for him. In addition to his singles setting the charts on fire and his solo album going viral, Guapdad also continues to build a buzz after his features on Dreamville’s RIAA Platinum “Revenge of the Dreamers 3” album by performing at prominent festivals nationwide and touring with P Lo, Earthgang (Dreamville) and Denzel Curry. Guapdad 4000 hasn’t just been releasing hit after hit, the music videos that accompany the internet savvy rapper’s singles go viral as well thanks to his eye for entertaining visuals. The video for “First Things 1st” featuring G-Eazy and Reo Cragun was a hilarious show of what it takes to make a dope music video on a budget. The “Gucci Pajamas” video had Guapdad giving Chance the Rapper the number to his therapist, Charlie Wilson, as they commiserated over women stealing their Gucci gear. Furthermore, Guapdad’s innovatory visuals and vlogs ultimately earned him a selection for the YouTube Music Foundry.

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