LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Akeem Ali Douglas Hayes is Guapdad 4000 and he brought straight fire to the Double Happiness stage at Head In The Clouds. Guapdad 4000 is Filipino and African-American and is a member of the hip-hop Zoink Gang which consists of JID, Smino and Buddy.
Steadily releasing mixtapes since 2017, Guapdad showed up on my radar when he collaborated on the 2019 Dreamville compilation Revenge of the Dreamers and was prominently featured on a handful of its tracks. This co-sign seemed to get him the kind of clout to get artists like Chance the Rapper, G-Eazy, and 6lack to lend their vocal performances to his 2019 debut album Dior Deposits. Guapdad 4000’s connection with 88rising came up with he collaborated with Rich Brian the single “BALI”, which has over 24,000,000 streams (as of 12/8/21). This lead to another 88rising collaboration on the track “Foolish” which is on the motion picture soundtrack to Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Rich Brian didn’t drop in for a special appearance during Guapdad 4000’s set, but Guapdad 4000 didn’t need anybody to keep the audience hyped. He had that duty well handled. As he effortlessly executed his flows, he lept and bound from one side of the stage to the other, turning the energy level knob up to eleven right from the get-go. It was a fun performance and one that surely worked up a sweat in the audience…”
@joshm3lo Guapdad 4000! 🇵🇭 best performance at HITC. PLATINUM FALCON 🔥 #guapdad4000 #filipino #hitc #88rising #fyp #asian #fypシ ♬ original sound – Josh Espinosa