(AllHipHop Features) Starting at an early age, Eddie “Zip K” Chatman enthusiastically tapped into his creative abilities. Visual art, writing, and music were all expressive outlets for the youngster raised in Decatur, Georgia.
Eventually, Chapman began releasing musical bodies of work which presented his version of Atlanta, and the city started to take notice of the Georgia State University graduate.
Zip’s 404 Error borrows its title from an Atlanta area code. The 2015 project featured verses from respected ATL rhymers Jace, Cyhi Da Prynce, Money Makin’ Nique, and 6lack.
His own guest appearance on Translee’s M.A.O.T.P. mixtape earned Zip attention from Tip “T.I.” Harris. As a result, the Translee/Zip K track “Depends” was included on the Hustle Gang Over Errrrythang compilation.
“I can’t really say too much else about what’s to come next from that relationship, but everyone should stay woke [laughs],” says Zip about his connection with the King Of The South’s brand.
Followers of the “Highs & Lows” performer should also be on the lookout for more buzzworthy work from Zip K. Individuals just discovering the up-and-coming Southerner can become more enlightened about his movement via AllHipHop.com’s “Three Questions” interview.
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If you could go back in time and personally witness any moment in Hip Hop history, which moment would you pick and why?
It’s so damn hard to pick one Hip Hop history moment I could be there for. I would say any pivotal moment during the Biggie/Tupac era – any one of those award shows or something where everyone was popping their sh-t. The music and the lifestyle behind it was so real. I never really got to experience that climate in Hip Hop for myself.
On “About Your Friends,” you said you “don’t give a f-ck” about your girl’s friends. What are the top three things you do give a f-ck about when it comes to being in a relationship?
One has to be trust. Think about it. Who can you trust nowadays? And I mean really trust. Chemistry is number two. I can’t be in a situation and just be bored. Personality really does go a long way. And last is sex. Let’s just agree to be epic. Deal? Deal.
What have been your highest and lowest experiences as a professional recording artist?
My biggest moment in music would probably have to be the first time one of my music videos made MTV Jams. It was in heavy rotation and it was surreal watching myself on national TV with my peoples. Looking back, I think it could’ve been better, but in that moment it was a huge feeling. Irreplaceable.
My lowest point would probably be loss of resources/support I’ve encountered a time or two on my journey. You can feel helpless and really breed negativity that promotes a downhill spiral. You gotta find new ways to get things done, gotta find different strategies to be consistent. The sh-t’s not easy, but you gotta find the good in all you’ve done and believe in everything you’re working towards. Never deny your own purpose. What’s yours is yours.
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Stream Zip K’s 404 Error below.