Guapdad4000 Talks Career Growth, Dreamville and debut album, ‘Dior Deposits’

Over the last couple of years, a span of successful projects and singles such as Guapdad’s first mixtape Scamboy Color, singles “Tesla,” “Link Up,” and “Shameless” as well as Revenge of the Dreamers III sprouting featured hits “Wells Fargo”, “Costa Rica,” and “Don’t Do Me Right Now” has lead Guapdad 400 to this moment – his debut album, Dior Deposits.

Dior Deposits features collaborations from Chance The Rapper, Charlie Wilson, Buddy, Denzel Curry, 6lack, Key!, Maxo Kream, Tory Lanez, in addition to Bay Area’s G-Eazy, Mozzy, E-40, and more. Production is originated from Terrace Martin, Kenny Beats, DTB, Mike n Keys, The Stereotypes, and Lil Rich.

Check out the full tracklist below and be finessed with Dior Deposits on Friday, October 25th.

1. Doing Too Much ft. Slimmy B
2. Stuck With It ft. Tory Lanez
3. First Things First ft. G-Eazy, Reo Cragun
4. Gucci Pajamas ft. Chance the Rapper, Charlie Wilson
5. Going Through It ft. E-40, Nef the Pharoah
6. Scammin ft. Mozzy
7. Izayah ft. Denzel Curry, Maxo Kream, KEY!
8. Jigga Juices Prayer
9. Iced Out Gold Chain
10. Can’t Stop Finessing
11. Rolex Rockstar ft. Buddy
12. Prada Process ft. 6lack
13. Stunt on Ghosts ft. Terrace Martin, Mansa

The hilarious, scamming, multi-talented, Oakland, California rapper Guapdad 4000 is still finessing the game but this time with Dior Deposits. Read our interview below as we discuss 4000’s career growth, Dreamville collaborations and his debut album releasing on Friday, October 25th.

Catrise J: I actually saw you two years ago at South by Southwest and now you’re here at Rolling Loud. How has your career transition been for you over this time?

Guapdad 4000: It’s been a slow but steady one. That’s all it’s been. At SXSW, I was performing at bars for five or ten people and even when I first did Rolling Loud I was performing at 10:30 am when the doors opened at 12 pm but now I got the midday slot, on the mainstage and when I perform they’re giving me the fucking CO2 and confetti and shit and people are responding to the songs differently. “Costa Rica” went crazy [and] “Wells Fargo.” All the Dreamville stuff went up!

I feel this song that I have with Buddy called “Shameless” is resurfacing for some reason because it’s just been going wild at the live shows so that was another one but I’m just taking this shit in strides. It’s just been one small win after another.

CJ: Speaking of Dreamville, what was it like getting that call or letter for them wanting to work with you? I feel like it’s almost like a cosign in a sense.

4000: Yeah, I mean I didn’t even consider it a cosign until afterward because I didn’t know what was going on I got my invite from J. Cole personally. He told me to pull up, so to me it was like, well alright but I didn’t look at it as a cosign yet [because] I didn’t know what the climate was going to be or if what I did would make the album or what [the] album even was or none of that. I was just pulling up because a nigga thought I was tight and I know I’m tight and that’s why I went. So, then it became a cosign afterward because all of the leverage I’ve been able to acquire since being in that position. I’m forever grateful; it was a blessing. I love Cole, I love Eb, I love Mac.

CJ: What the experience like in the studio with all those different artists and being able to create with them?

4000: It was wild, it was life-changing, it was volatile, it was potent, it was magic, it was honey, it was foxy.

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