Guapad 4000 And !llmind Release New Album

Guapdad 4000 and !llmind recently dropped their collaborative album 1176 via PARADISE RISING. The album includes previously released singles "How Many" & "She Wanna" which Hypebeast called "an honest look at the Oakland-born artist." In addition to the album, he is releasing the video for "Chicken Adobo," the third entry in the cinematic universe that Guap has created with the visuals for this album alongside frequent collaborator and director Chris Simmons. Shot in Hawaii, the new video brings a comic book daydream to life, complete with beachside villas and dirt bike rides at sunset, before it takes a wild turn in the closing scene.

Speaking on the collaboration, Guap says: “If !llmind had a power it would be to shapeshift, he can do anything! Something like this comes in handy when you need to tell the full spectrum of your story like I did in this music. I had no idea we would stumble upon something this magical though but I guess I should have known that linking up with my Filipino brother would enhance my super powers! Enjoy it scamily.”

!llmind adds: “Guapdad is literally one of the most talented artists I've ever come across. I know that sounds generic but there really is no better way to describe him. I had such a blast working with him on this project and even though we're from opposite coasts, we are similar in so many ways. He brought the best out of me on this project and made my job easy. The music is crazy!”

Executive produced by !llmind, 1176 takes a peek behind the curtain as Guapdad narrates his life up to now, touching on everything from his Filipino upbringing to life with his family in Oakland. In contrast to his last album, the star-studded Dior Deposits, which The New York Times named one of the best albums of the year in 2019, 1176 hones in on Guap telling his own story, with the help of some of his close friends Buddy, P-Lo and Tish Hyman. Guap and !llmind are the first artists to release a full length project through the young label which is dedicated to uplifting artists of Filipino descent.

“Guapdad’s desire to capture his unique heritage and Filipino roots in 1176 is inspiring, and it makes us even more excited to discover and shine a light on more promising Filipino artists,” says Denise Seva, Head of Globe Live of Globe Telecom. 

Listen to 1176 and watch the video for “Chicken Adobo” above and stay tuned for more from Guapdad 4000 coming soon.

For more updates on Guapdad 4000 and PARADISE RISING, stay tuned to PARADISE RISING’s Facebook page at bit.ly/paradiserisingfacebook, Instagram at bit.ly/paradiserisinginstagram, and Twitter at bit.ly/paradiserisingtwitter



Guapdad 4000 & !llmind

1176

PARADISE RISING


1. How Many

2. She Wanna feat. P-Lo

3. 10finity

4. Big Shot

5. Catching Bodies

6. Chandler

7. Muhammad

8. Touch Dough

9. Downgrade

10. Uncle Ricky

11. Gargoyles feat. Tish Hyman

12. Playstation feat. Buddy

13. Chicken Adobo

14. Stoop Kid

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About Guapdad 4000:

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 multi-hyphenate 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 often 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 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 Grammy Nominated 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. Last year's track “Lil Scammer that Could'' captures the rappers fun but serious personality perfectly and gives fans a look inside the rappers creative mind. Furthermore, Guapdad’s innovative visuals and vlogs ultimately earned him a selection for the YouTube Music Foundry. 

With his latest release Platinum Falcon Returns garnering features from artists like Denzel Curry, Boogie, Deante Hitchcock and more, Guapdad 4000 released one of the most exciting and refreshing EP’s in Hip Hop of the last year. Guapdad’s talent, creativity and versatility marks him as one of the most promising budding stars of the music industry.

About PARADISE RISING:

In July 2020, 88rising launched its first sister label PARADISE RISING, dedicated to establishing and promoting Filipino artists globally and in partnership with Globe, a leading full-service telecommunication company in the Philippines. PARADISE RISING's debut release, semilucent EP, is a curated compilation album featuring the most promising Philippine acts, garnering recognition from Forbes, BusinessMirror and Billboard as the platform to highlight such talent. In 2021, PARADISE RISING is set to release new music and sign up-and-coming Filipino artists.

About 88rising:

Heralded by Forbes as the bridge between East and West, the face of a new generation of Asian youth by CNN, and an authority on how to create Asian and American pop-culture crossovers by The New Yorker, 88rising is at the forefront of catapulting Asian culture and stories into new dimensions. Refusing to be confined within a single vessel, 88rising has exceptionally executed any and all ideas, while breaking new ground along the way. Best known as the team behind Internet-breaking sensations, including Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers and Keith Ape, 88rising have quickly escalated to selling out world tours, hosting festivals and working with today’s biggest stars. To say that 88rising has their finger on the pulse is an understatement. With over 5.1 million subscribers and 2.2 billion views on their YouTube channel, 88rising’s influence is undeniable.

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