Paypa: Me, Myself, and I

Paypa: Me, Myself, and I

The Chicago MC promises less features on debut after creating buzz with star-studded mixtapes.

Published November 1, 2011

After enlisting some of the biggest names in music to contribute to his 2010 mixtape Tunnel Vision and the forthcoming tape Henny OnThe Rocks, Chicago rapper Marcus “Paypa” Moody plans to take a more singular approach on his SRC/Universal Records debut, Feel Good Music.


“For my album I don’t have too many big features, Paypa told from the hazy backstage confines of New York’s Best Buy Theater during his recent performance at The Smoker’s Club Tour.


Choosing to keep the feature power to a minimum for his debut is a well thought out strategy for the Southside Chicago MC, who has already worked with Rick Ross, Game, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, DJ Drama among other rap big hitters. Paypa believes features are good for building interest and selling records but not longevity or establishing a solid fan base.


“I really wanted to show ya’ll that I can really rap and I could really make good music,” Papya says of his early approach to nab big name collaborators. “I could put my own situation together.”


The 25 year-old Windy City rhyme slinger who spent his high school years in Southern California has crafted a style and sound which captures elements of both regions for the appealing blend.  

Still working on the perfect setup for his much anticipated release, the laidback MC says he has about seventy percent of his freshman effort already completed and his new banger  “Oh That’s My Sh*t”  is just a precursor of what’s to come.


“As far as my official single I’m not sure we’ve got a lot of records right now we haven’t really decided”  he admits. “’Oh That’s My Sh*t’ is going to be my warm up single for right now.”


Determined to be a permanent fixture in the game the SRC/Universal artist seems to have all his ducks in order.    


Feel Good Music is slated for a spring 2012 release.

(Photo: SRC/Universal)

Written by Dan Reagans


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