If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet, you’ve probably come across Guapdad 4000 at some point in your life. You may be familiar with him from one of his many hilariously viral videos from TikTok’s predecessor, Vine, you may have become a fan after stumbling across some of his music, or you’re finding yourself here after seeing him do his thing at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards. For those not familiar with the budding rap star with a charismatic social media personality to match, we’re here to catch you up to speed.

Who is Guapdad 4000?

Guapdad 4000 was born Akeem Ali Douglas Hayes in the Bay Area on July 27, 1992. He also professionally goes by the name Guap. He broke into the music scene in 2017 when he dropped his 13-track debut mixtape, Scamboy Color. In 2019, Guapdad 4000 formed a supergroup with friends and fellow rappers Buddy, Smino, and J.I.D. They named the group Zoink Gang and made an appearance on the 2019 Dreamville Records compilation album, Revenge of the Dreamers III. In October of that year, Guapdad released his debut album, Dior Deposits, featuring collaborations with 6lack, Chance The Rapper, and Buddy.

Now that we’ve given you the basics, here are 10 fast facts everyone should know about Guapdad 4000.