We Got The TrackingNumber to what @SeanPaine & @ZappSola_ Have Been Delivering, Both Artist 2017 XXL FRESHMAN NOMINATED W/ Mainstream Connections & Great Chemistry together On Joint recordings 

@ZappSola_ & @SeanPaine Having Been Working Side By Side In Sessions With Rich Gang, 1017, Honorable Cnote, 2 Chainz, Zaytoven, London on The Track & More

Zapp Sola is no stranger to BRICKSQUAD or Gucci Mane. Everybody in the Streets went crazy for the bars laid on “Fingerwave” Remix by ZappSola. “Grown ass man, depending on a loan/ Only Real Ass Niggaz Go n Get it on they own” Sola spits that fire over premium 808 crack fueled Honorable Cnote Production. 

GETHIP!! Listen To This New Release Gaining Steam “Tracking Number” by Zapp Sola & Sean Paine. They thought all Sean did was track records? Y’all better check these 2017 XXL FRESHMAN NOMINEES TRACK RECORDS!!! This shit is a hit. 

Sean Paine was listed as best engineer on Complex Music website but by 2017 will be one of best new rap artists along with his buddy Zapp Sola. Both rappers represent cities in Michigan that have the worst crime rates in America. These 2 fellas gotta blow so it’s only right I put you up on them because it’s inevitable. 


\\Check out HotNewHipHop interview//
@HNHH chopped it up with Gucci Mane’s go-to man when he was behind bars, Sean Paine
(First Day Out The Feds is out Now)

Sean Paine from Ypsilanti,Mi // Greater Detroit Ann Arbor area

Gucci’s engineer: “I mixed 30 of [his projects] and ‘Everybody Looking’ is the realest.” trib.al/gEM36xM

Gucci Mane is a man of many mysteries. There’s the general mystery that surrounds his life, his upbringing. There’s the mystery that surrounds his constant string of releases, despite his constant prison stints. Who truly knows what’s going on inside GuWop’s head at any given moment, anyways? Although his lyrics paint a picture, and can be deceivingly funny, he’s not as transparent as say, a rapper like Drake. It’s possible we’ll soon be granted a close look inside the many mysteries of Gucci Mane, by way of an auto-biography the rapper is reportedly working on. This book should even enlighten some of Gucci’s closest affiliates, who are also left in the dark about Gucci’s life.
Sean Paine can unwind a mystery or two about Gucci, but, as he says during our recent interview, there are many untold stories when it comes to Gucci, many that he isn’t privy too, but will (hopefully) show up in said book. Nonetheless, Sean Paine is still key in unlocking how the machine that is Gucci functions– from releasing new collaborations via prison to promoting Gucci’s upcoming movie “The Spot,” Paine is behind it at all. He’s Gucci’s executive assistant, his right-hand man, and his middle man as well while Gucci’s locked up. Beyond just being a middle man, Sean Paine is also a producer, an engineer and a rapper– he’s mixed and mastered a total of 25 albums for Gucci Mane, as well as his affiliates (he did Chief Keef’s Sorry 4 The Weight, as well as records like PeeWee Longway’s “Sneaking & Geeking” and Young Thug’s “2 Cups Stuffed”– it’s safe to say, he’s in the know when it comes to Atlanta rappers, and he’s worked with basically all of them).
We hopped on the phone with Sean recently to find out how he coordinates with Gucci while the rapper’s incarcerated and more details on their relationship.

Sean Paine: Hi, can I help you? 

HotNewHipHop: “Hey, this is Rose from HotNewHipHop. Is this Sean?”

Sean: Oh yeah, this Sean how you doing?

HNHH: I’m good how’re you? You ready for this interview?
Sean: Yeah I’m ready.

HNHH: Okay, so I want to know who you are. That’s the first place to start, ’cause I mean people know someone’s running everything that Gucci Mane’s doing behind bars, but who is it?

Sean: Well, I’m Sean Paine. I’m a personal assistant

HNHH: How did you first connect with Gucci, how did this happen that you ended up being his man while behind bars?

Sean: Well, I mean from working at Patchwerk [studios] with Gucci. Basically, I went from interning at Patchwerk studios in Atlanta through Kori Anders, who was mixing and recording Gucci for the beginning of his career all the way up to Trap God.

HNHH: How long ago was that?

Sean: I wanna say 2011 maybe. That’s when I came from Full Sail University, I went from Full Sail to Patchwerk, and then at Patchwerk I went from interning to doing assistant engineering under Kori. So how I started was interning, and I got familiar with Gucci through that. My very first session was with Waka [Flocka], his engineer had pulled me in, that’s how I got taken off the intern list to assistant engineer of sessions, so my first paid session was with Waka Flocka.

HNHH: So in terms of your career path you were initially trying to be an engineer?

Sean: I mean I was tryna rap, producing and rapping, like Kanye, I do all that. So that was my way in the door, through engineering, I guess.
HNHH: Are you still rapping right now?

Sean: Yeah I still rap, I got a CD out right now with Lil B the Based God, Riff Raff, Bankroll Fresh, Icewear Vezzo…
HNHH: Okay cool. So you ended up becoming closer to Gucci Mane by becoming the assistant engineer at Patchwerk?

Sean: Yeah I was assistant engineer, then I became tracking engineer for him there. So I started recording more, cause at first I was sitting in, assisting, interning. Then I started tracking, actually operating the SSL boards, recording all his vocals.
HNHH: What’s your day-to-day like now that he’s behind bars, do you consider you work for him full time, or is it kinda freelance?

Sean: I’m a freelance engineer, currently in California or Miami and I go back and forth from there to Altanta. I’m between the three cities. Basically me and Gucci talk almost every day via CoorLinks.

HNHH: Via what?
Sean: Via CoorLinks, it’s a way to talk to prisoners in jail.

HNHH: So that’s how he can tell people what he wants to tweet and stuff?
Sean: Yeah, that’s how he communicates, through CoorLinks.

HNHH: Ahh ok, is he allowed to use the phone and stuff or he just does CoorLinks?

Sean: Yeah he calls, like once a month, just to check in and see how I’m doing or whatever. We talk besides music, and then when it’s something important he might call and record a verse, I might record a verse for him.

HNHH: Okay yeah, so some of his new collaborations, the recent ones, some of them are recorded through prison and some [are] old?

Sean: Yeah some of them are recorded through jail, he calls on my phone and I’m recording it.

HNHH: Is the quality there? Can you tell that it wasn’t recorded right in the studio?
Sean: Nah, I mean I kinda engineer it so you can’t tell that it’s recorded in jail.

HNHH: That also adds some mystery and confusion, like how is he hopping on this brand new song with a verse that sounds recent.

Sean: Yeah, Gucci calling in from jail doing that.

HNHH: Apart from just like, dropping songs, does he have a method in terms of what he wants to release while he’s locked up?

Sean: He’ll be out shortly, so the method was, let’s get everything on the hard drive and piece it together the right way, and market it the right way, and do it in segments. He’ll call me and he’ll tell me his thoughts, so like every month he’ll give me an agenda like, ‘SP, we need to drop two CDs this month, so go in the stash and see what we got, and if it’s any verses I need to do, hit me up and I’ll hit you and record ‘em.’
HNHH: So you kinda go through all the music he has in the stash and you figure out what’s good, what you wanna drop.
Sean: Right, and then I’ll go about on my own, cause we can’t communicate all day long, so he’ll tell me what to do, like drop this, this and that. Then I’ll be like okay, since I’m socially active and I see what’s going on, I reach out to these artists. He tells me to reach out to a lot of the artists he’s dealt with, but a lot of the new ones, that’s me knowing like okay this artist is hot, this artist is bubbling. Looking at fans’ comments, like you know, they was always saying Riff Raff and Gucci should do something so I bridged that gap. So when he gets out, shit he’s got more features than anyone else.
I’m also tryna touch him in the underground markets and reach out to artists in the underground scene too and get them on board. Even the new artists that pop up, like Fetty Wap hot, Gucci Mane’s on the #1 record. Gucci called me and was like, ‘I wanna get on “Trap Queen.”’

HNHH: He knows what’s up.

Sean: Yeah I mean, he can hear some of the music. I believe they can hear some of the stuff in there if it’s through a major distribution company, major release, I think they can get those in there.

HNHH: And you were saying he’s going to be out soon?

Sean: I believe he’ll be out soon…Sooner than later. I know his movie will be out very soon, 10/17.

HNHH: How long ago was this [movie] filmed or planned? Cause Gucci’s starring in it, right.

Sean: Yeah he’s definitely starring in it, he’s directing it.
HNHH: When exactly did this all come together, how long ago?

Sean: I mean he just hit me up through CoorLinks, ‘I’m bout to drop this movie on my National Gucci Day, it’s my 10-year anniversary, I wanna give the fans something to appreciate.’ He had it done right before he went in, he had it all done.

HNHH: The book too, was that something he had planned before he went to jail?

Sean: Nah, that was while he was in jail, we was just brainstorming. I was like, ‘Wop, you could write a book, cuh.’ Cause everyone got something to say about Gucci but don’t nobody really know Gucci. I don’t even really know who Gucci is, like through middle school, through high school. I was like, ‘Wop you should really write a book.’ Cause he a legend, I put him up there with Biggie and Pac and everybody. Gucci’s impact on hip-hop is huge. I’m riding around in Florida, people still listening to the old school shit, still.

HNHH: For the book, is he gunna have a co-author, someone he wants to write it with him?

Sean: I think he’s in cahoots with Neil [Martinez], I think he used to be with XXL. But Neil is helping him with the book, him and Neil would talk before he got transferred over. Him and Neil would have long conversations, Gucci just told Neil whatever. Me, I don’t even know what Gucci told him, off-press. This is secrets, the auto-biography on the real, on Gucci, his life. I think it actually might be a top-seller, to me.

HNHH: I think if it’s done right it could be really amazing.
Sean: But he’s doing a movie to the book too, I think that’s what gunna be big.

HNHH: Oh okay, so he’ll do a biopic after the book drops?
Sean: Right. But for now, 10/17 “The Spot” movie is dropping…He created a LinkedIn account.

HNHH: Yeah, was that Gucci Mane, from prison, was like I wanna do that?
Sean: Yeah that’s him. Me and him collab to come up with ideas, but he definitely says go with it or don’t go with it. He definitely comes forth with ideas and asks my take on it. Don’t get it twisted, Gucci is running his shit.

HNHH: Yeah, it’s just kinda interesting to find out how it works with him being in jail but still releasing so much content.

Sean: Yeah. With the movie we gotta get creative, this is his very first movie. We getting drops and all these entertainers and athletes…

HNHH: To help promote it since he’s not out to promote himself.
Sean: Yeah. That’s the way we’re promoting it now. The movie also has a soundtrack to it too, and that’s what I’ve been working on.

HNHH: Word yeah, the song we premiered was off it [“No Problems”].
Sean: Yeah that’s the one with Rich Homie and PeeWee Longway who just did a song with my main man Zapp Sola. ZappSola up next.

HNHH: Yeah it was really dope.

Sean: But it’s definitely way more songs. C Note is helping to produce a lot of it, London on Da Track is helping produce some of it, C4 Bombs is producing a track on there. But for the most part, it’s Honorable C Note.

HNHH: How’s the movie releasing? Is it releasing online?

Sean: It’s gonna be on iTunes and every other digital retailers.

HNHH: Once Gucci’s outta jail, what’s your plan?

Sean: He says as soon as he gets out he gon’ hype me up, he wants me to be on the executive shit. Of course we gon’ hit the road, he’s going on that tour, that’s gunna be crazy. Everything will be back rolling—it’s still rolling now though, while he’s locked up.

HNHH: How many people are on his team helping him do things while he’s in jail?

Sean: He got lawyers of course and all of that stuff, but it’s SP. Of course, Keyshia holding him down, but for the most part I’m the middle man, that’s why we on the phone. I’m doing a lot though, it’s just me and GuWop.

HNHH: Do you find you have less time to focus on your own career cause youre focusing on the stuff for Gucci?

Sean: I mean I ain’t even gunna lie, I didn’t really care to be a rapper like that, I just would be rapping and shit when I be bored. And then, hey, I was reaching out to these artists, and I said damn these some big names and they got on my shit for me. So I’m an engineer-turned-rapper, after this interview, fuck it! [Laughs]


Zapp Sola: I’m gone shout you out on the tape I’m dropping. Just comment the name you want me to say, as long as you 100 i got u. [September 11th- you will hear your name]


New Zapp Sola (@ZappSola_) with 2 Chainz & Peewee Longway “7 Days A Week” // Prod. @HonorableCnote 

All Eyez On Sola

Zapp Sola went in custody like a don. While in back of a celebrity limo on the way to his concert with 107.5 Detroit host Deelishis by his side fresh off tour with Waka Flocka & BRICKSQUAD. Ffwd, @ZappSola first day out slammer in studio with megaproducer Honorable C.N.O.T.E on this new ‘trap’ #jamofthesummer “7 Days A Week” featuring 2 Chainz & PeeWee Longway. (Google #ZappSola)

[The Prince of The North, Zapp Solathe streets Voice“]

Dropping 9/11 #2016 featuring 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, IceWear Vezzo, Michael Stokes, Honorable Cnote, Pizzle, Sean Paine & More
The radius of the streets influenced by Zapp Sola‘s vocals is expanding everyday. The streets is waiting for that “Real Nigga Therapy” Sep. 11th get your copies the day before it drop in these streets!! Stay tuned Honorable Cnote holding on to some exclusive content with everybody you can spot at the VMA’s with Zapp Sola rapping circles round your favorite emcees. Shrink Rap to Dab Rap & Soul Rap, Sola got real range! BlockSmith DJ’s also announced #ZappSolaVsEverybody campaign coming before the icebreaker #WaitForItChallenge pop-up shop (tour) in the Midwest ! MEMPHIS and other parts of the US dates coming soon. #HC 

(Written by Brandon Lanford Willis of RAPSTAR PR)

2 records via #BlackHearted Album W/ @MstokesMusic  

#ZappSola Showing Versatility on both records Featuring Michael Stokes! (Audio Above)

Check out more recent features of Zapp Sola’s music on the hottest mixtapes of #SUMMER16′ That BagBoy ZappSola playing all dirty not clean. Rapping circles round the industry. Straight out the Circle City // #269 @MichVsEverybody

7 Days A Week by Zapp Sola x Peewee Longway x 2 Chainz featured on this album

[Mixtape] @HonorableCNote – From Then 2 Now 2 :: #GetItLIVE! 

Follow on Soundlcoud for Zapp Sola Exclusives 

Zapp Sola “7 days ” ft Peewee Longway & 2 Chainz (Download + Stream)

[Mixtape] Glocks & Kilos 23 (Allstar Edition) :: #GetItLIVE! 
http://livemixtap.es/tmo  @TheRealDJCortez @DJMellz1017 @DJDiggz

7 days a Week by Peewee Longway, Zapp Sola & 2 Chainz is featured on this project
[Mixtape] #GetItLIVE!! http://livemixtap.es/to6 “The Loud Pack Series:: @DigitalPlugg @StackOrStarvDJs 

Get hip to my girl:  @ChellaChicago – “Pu$$Y Everywhere” // #BrandNewSingle 

[VIDEO:] @ChellaChicago – “Pu$$Y Everywhere” thewomenofhiphop.com/?p=49199 via @zappsola_

Chella H spits, “I put this Pussy in Your face, Boy you know you want a taste…get it all up don’t let it go to waste! Make sure You dive in, make sure You say ya grace.” In Her Poppin “Pussy Everywhere” Remix to Made In TYO’s “Uber Everywhere” hit! Watch Below to see Chell go in: