HipHopDX Premiere – Pistol McFly is preparing to drop his forthcoming album Road Trip on April 26. Ahead of its release, Los Angeles-based rapper has shared a track from the project called “Paid In Full.” Pistol explained the idea behind the song in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX.

“‘Paid In Full’ was inspired by old mob movies and hood shit,” Pistol tells DX. “[Laughs] nah, but it can be a really challenging financially, just rapping, you know? I always have to be on my hustle on the side to try to make ends meet. But the amount of work I do creatively deserves love from the universe to take care of mine and not have to do anything else but write words for the people.

“I’m not saying money is the main goal. The main goal is to do what I love. Well, the main goal is to get paid for doing what I love. I’ve heard a lot of cats do songs about having mad loot before they did. I’m trying to manifest that! [Laughs] I’m trying to manifest destiny with this one, but I’m gonna keep making music regardless.”

Road Trip is produced entirely by Power (Rich The Kid, Vic Mensa, Chris Brown) and features burgeoning rapper Waju as well as singer QUIÑ.

The self-proclaimed “black hippy,” who is signed to Exile’s label Dirty Science Records, plans to unleash a prequel to Road Trip titled the Snack Run EP. The project is scheduled to arrive on March 6.

Until then, check out the “Paid In Full” single above and pre-order the project here.