Album: Fat Money – Money Got Wings
Known For His Behind-The-Scenes Work with Ye, Dr. Dre, Pusha T, AB, and More, the Harvey, IL Native’s 10-Track Album Features Production From Cardo and a Guest Spot from Bump J
“[Fat Money] is a lyrical rapper, but his dense thickets of wordplay are more concerned with depicting scenes and telling stories than drawing attention to their own cleverness.” – Pitchfork
“He’s been recording for years, weaving subtly artful narratives about life in his far-flung, poverty-stricken city.” – Noisey
“Each volume has showcased what makes Money stand out: his vivid narratives of street life, freighted with pathos, delivered in a rush of syllables that cuts through the instrumentals like a souped-up car racing through a mountain tunnel.” – Chicago Reader
Armed with a veteran’s poise and an up-and-comer’s ambition, Fat Money is a street-savvy standout who bucks trends and ducks comparison. Today, the Chicago-area emcee shares his debut album, Money Got Wings. A collaboration with multi-platinum producer Cardo, who produced many of the album’s tracks, the project finds Fat Money spinning hardened street narratives through clever wordplay with the combative attitude of Chicago’s last-man-standing.
That well-earned sense of exception permeates throughout the album’s ten tracks. Teased by a pair of visual medleys, “Part 1,” which featured snippets of the singles “Introskii” and “400 Degrees,” and “Part 2,” which featured “Bag From Hell,” “Aww Man,” and “2004,” Money Got Wings captures the cinematic scenery and hard-learned lessons of a street-led life in exquisite detail. Whether he’s reveling in his OG status with Chicago legend Bump J on “Old White Man,” flaunting his versatility with potent melodies on “Dracula,” or strong-arming the snakes with explosive drill flows on “BackInnaRaq,” Money Got Wings is an elevation from start to finish.
Since receiving cosigns from Kanye West, who he wrote for on Donda 2, Dr. Dre, with whom he recently spent time in the studio, Pusha T, and Antonio Brown, the industry is taking note of Fat Money’s ability to go bar-for-bar with the best in the game. On his recent release, Disruptive 2, the artist flexed his lyrical muscles over well-known beats from artists like Future and Tems, following up December’s 7-track Disruptive, on which Fat Money took songs from Kodak Black, Chief Keef, and more and made them his own. With a career’s worth of momentum behind him, and an album on the way, Fat Money is ready to ascend to his rightful place among rap royalty.
Born and raised in Harvey, Illinois, an exurb 30 mins south of Chicago, Fat Money has built a loyal following since emerging onto the scene in 2011. He earned critical acclaim for his mixtape series Cinco De Money, a dark and dense project that delivered street-level stories about his hometown which he released every May 5th for 6 years straight. Armed with a new name, new management (SALXCO), new label (EMPIRE), and a new album on the way, Fat Money is ready to disrupt old patterns and put the industry on notice—there’s no stopping his takeover.
Buy/Stream Money Got Wings: https://music.empi.re/moneywings
Money Got Wings Tracklist:
- 400 Degrees
- Aww Man
- Bag From Hell
- Fed Baby (Interlude)
- Old White Man ft. Bump J
- Back InnaRaq
Money Got Wings: https://music.empi.re/moneywings
“Pt. 2”: https://youtu.be/
“Bag From Hell”: https://music.empi.re/
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“Part 1”: https://youtu.be/0omoCzsi1ao
“400 Degrees”: https://music.empi.re/400degrees