Single: Z Money – Wealthy
The Chicago Native and Serial Entrepreneur Imparts His Money-Making Wisdom in This HYPEBEAST-Premiered Single
“Z’s appeal is all about swagger, a subtle brand of cocky humor, and a delicate musical touch. Which isn’t to say that it’s an empty exercise in style—although he has style in spades. There’s an unusual quality at the heart of the Z Money project that’s elusive to define, but could be called, simply, ‘art.'” – Complex
“As one of the promising new faces to come out of Chicago, Z Money is ready to go full speed ahead.” – XXL
“Even though the 25-year-old has work from as early as 2014, setbacks such as his legal troubles and incarceration had put his career on hold until now and, if it wasn’t already obvious, Z Money SZN is upon us.” – Lyrical Lemonade
Stringing together an endless array of flexes in lockstep cadences, Z Money has stardom in his sights. Flaunting his financial prowess, Z Money shares “Wealthy,“ his new single. With a whirring, flute-laden beat from Hendrixx, “Wealthy” finds Z Money speaking on his desire to earn generational wealth. Born into poverty on the West Side of Chicago, Z Money lifted himself out of the hood with his sharp rhymes and strong entrepreneurial instincts, using his earnings as a rapper to start businesses in trucking, restaurants, real estate, and dog-breeding. On the new single, Z Money recounts his rise from broke to baller, indulging his urges to drop several grand on a neckpiece. Premiered by HYPEBEAST, “Wealthy” is available for stream and purchase on all platforms.
Says Z Money, “Wealthy is my attitude since I started. It’s more than a title. You move different when you are wealthy. This song represents my life as you can be rich, but wealth is the goal. They look at you different when you reach new levels.”
Earlier this year, the 1017 Eskimo signee teamed up with label boss Gucci Mane for the “Millions” single. Released on Gucci’s birthday (BURR-day), “Millions” finds the two rappers and fellow 1017 rapper Hoodrich Pablo Juan stringing together eighth notes to create magic, bouncing bars off each other, trying to see who can stunt the hardest: “These nobody ass n****s ain’t got a pot to piss in/I’m whippin’ in the kitchen trying to check in on the millions/One trappy ass n***a, I just bought another building,” rhymes Z Money. “Millions” was Z Money’s first new single since the release of Chiraq Mogul, his 2018 album.
Listen to “Wealthy”: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/wealthy
Check out the HYPEBEAST premiere: https://hypebeast.com/2019/4/z-money-wealthy-song-stream
First coming to the forefront during the Chicago rap boom of 2012, Z Money stood out from the pack for his creative cadences, his malleable, high-pitched flow, which drew comparisons to Z Money’s idol Gucci Mane, and his rejection of the conventions of the drill music that dominated the city in that era. Releasing a series of popular mixtapes packed with street witticisms and raw honesty, Z Money gained cult hero status in Chicago for songs like “Regular” and “Want My Money,” which Chance The Rapper used in his original trailer for his 2013 breakout mixtape Acid Rap. In 2014, Z Money’s meteoric rise came to an abrupt halt when he was forced to spend nearly the whole year in prison for a probation violation. After his release, Z Money rededicated himself to his craft, moving away from his Chicago-based problems and temptations to the rap mecca of Atlanta. In ATL, Z Money caught the ear of a recently free Gucci Mane, who signed him to his fledgling 1017 Eskimo label. Since the signing, Z Money gotten his career back on the road to stardom with ZTM and Chiraq Mogul.
“Millions” ft. Gucci Mane & Hoodrich Pablo Juan: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/millions
“Apart of Trappin'” (Remix) ft. Bandhunta Izzy: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/apartoftrappinremix
“Givenchy” (Remix) ft. Ohgeesy of ShorelineMafia: https://soundcloud.com/zmoneyworld/givenchyremix
“Apart of Trappin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIYq9hfzVfk
“Durag” ft. Key Glock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPpmFcTjpyI
Chiraq Mogul: http://smarturl.it/ChiraqMogul
“Two 16’s” ft. Valee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv1SmSbfUf8
ZTM (produced by ChaseTheMoney): https://open.spotify.com/album/0aW7dtqQWwWYSxhnZCdKAK?si=JazDzHgJRxWB2ZkUf4fMGA
“Let You Know”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1XMyxkCwGY
“Want My Money”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeGrhQVzppM