Guapdad arrived earlier in the week, excited about his first NYFW experience despite accidentally forgetting to pack his hair products, putting himself at the potentially perilous risk of being spotted out in NYC with non-moisturized waves. The Ferragamo Falcon, who is of Filipino and Black descent, will never shy away from a chance to showcase his roots. A total of songs were made, and later on had to painstakingly be dwindled down to a more album-friendly He is one of the only non-Dreamville acts to appear on the Billboard chart-topping album multiple times. Despite this highlight, early last week Oct.
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Oakland-raised, LA-based rapper Guapdad can best be described as a combination of the slick-talking Vallejo rapper Mac Dre and Joanne the Scammer -- the online personality who lives for drama, robbery, and fraud. Like Joanne internet comedian Branden Miller's alter-ego that went viral in , Guapdad lives by a philosophy of scam-or-be-scammed, and his hilarious Instagram and YouTube videos on the subject could be considered a body of work in their own right. The video for "Scamboy," the lead single on Scamboy Color , is a crash course in internet inside jokes and cultural references -- designer brands, anime, Oakland's criminal underworld -- at the heart of Guapdad's humor. It opens with a Tim and Eric -esque infomercial, where Guapdad introduces himself as the "Prada Pastor" of the "First Fruadvengelical Blaptist Church," preaching the gospel of credit card fraud and identity theft. After addressing his congregation of aspiring conmen, Guapdad -- in his typical absurdist style -- rides around West Oakland on a horse while flashing his gold teeth and pile of probably other people's credit cards. Guapdad says Scamboy isn't just a persona -- and that he has some shady online dealings in his past.
Akeem Douglas Hayes born July 26, , professionally known as Guapdad , is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He talked about the recording sessions in an interview saying "[It was] Life-changing. The best musical learning experience ever. In , Hayes went on to work on a project that has a story and hidden clues of what this mysterious project is. I got so much from them. I like personalities because I got a big one.