Payroll Giovanni Goes In On "Ghost Mode" Album Feat. Jeezy, Babyface Ray, And More

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The new project arrived alongside a visual for "Ex Dealer Flow 2" with Jeezy.

All through 2022, Payroll Giovanni put in "Real Work," dropping off singles like "Rosary" and "The Commission" with Icewear Vezzo and Peezy. He also delivered 12 tracks on his featureless Back 2 The Ba$ics album, reminding listeners just how much of a powerhouse he really is. In 2023, the rhymer's consistency continues.

To start off the year, the 35-year-old shared his "Balcony Thoughts" in under three minutes in a must-hear single. Following that came "Feel How I Look," along with the exciting announcement of his Ghost Mode album. That project finally arrived on Friday (February 24), along with a visual for the Jeezy-featured "Ex Dealer Flow 2."

Jeezy Joins Payroll Giovanni for "Ex Dealer Flow 2" Visual

In a press release, Giovanni markedly broke down what his latest release means to him. "Ghost Mode to me means cutting off distractions that don’t line up with your goals or your vision," he began. "It could mean cutting off certain people, certain activities or places. Just disappearing from the scene and locking in until you reach your goals."

Aside from the aforementioned Jeezy feature, the Detroit native also locked in with Babyface Ray on "Existence," and Hope Raney on "Half Ounce." Additionally, we hear from Biance' Badd on "Excuse My French" as well as Big Quis on "Everything I Want In Life." The album boasts production by Cardo Got Wings and came together thanks to Payroll's goal-oriented drive and collaborative mentality.

All day long, the rapper has been proudly promoting his work on Instagram. Based on his comment section, it sounds as though the masses are receiving his project well, dubbing it "motivation music" and an "instant classic." Elsewhere, others are already asking to see a video for "Paybach."

Stream Payroll Giovanni's Ghost Mode album on Spotify or Apple Music below. Afterward, tell us which of his collaborative efforts is your favourite in the comments. Make sure to check back tomorrow (February 25) for more release recommendations on our Fire Emoji playlist.

Ghost Mode Tracklist:

  1. Posting Less
  2. Ghost Mode
  3. Feel How I Look
  4. Ex Dealer Flow 2 (feat. Jeezy)
  5. Half Ounce (feat. Hope Raney)
  6. Crib In The Woods
  7. Checkin Into Suites
  8. Rich N*gga Vibes
  9. Excuse My French (feat. Biance' Badd)
  10. Paybach
  11. Existence (feat. Babyface Ray)
  12. Everything I Want In Life (feat. Big Quis)
  13. I'm Stacking
  14. Letter 2 The Lost
  15. Balcony Thoughts

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.
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