Single: Z Money – “1017 Paper Route” ft. Key Glock

The Crew-Colliding, Complex-Premiered New Single Arrives Alongside a Mini-Doc That Explores Z Money’s Ambitions as a Hustler


Critical Praise:

“Z’s appeal is all about swagger, a subtle brand of cocky humor, and a delicate musical touch. Which isn’t to say that it’s an empty exercise in style—although he has style in spades. There’s an unusual quality at the heart of the Z Money project that’s elusive to define, but could be called, simply, ‘art.'”Complex

“As one of the promising new faces to come out of Chicago, Z Money is ready to go full speed ahead.”XXL

“Even though the 25-year-old has work from as early as 2014, setbacks such as his legal troubles and incarceration had put his career on hold until now and, if it wasn’t already obvious, Z Money SZN is upon us.” – Lyrical Lemonade

The Song:

Each founded by a respected rap businessman, Gucci Mane‘s 1017 Eskimo and Young Dolph‘s Paper Route EMPIRE symbolize the flashiest and wittiest of Southern rap. The two crews connect on 1017 Paper Route,” the latest collaboration between 1017 capo Z Money and PRE lieutenant Key Glock. With a horror movie instrumental from Lil Mexico, who lends ominous organs and discordant bells, “1017 Paper Route” finds the two rappers trading bars in rocksteady, metronomic flows, as Z Money rocks a Louie V t-shirt worth $700 and Glock covers himself in diamond baguettes. Premiered by Complex, “1017 Paper Route” packs more outrageous stunting into 132 seconds than many rappers can manage in their entire careers. “1017 Paper Route” is the latest single from Shawty PaidZ Money’s upcoming album.

Along with “1017 Paper Route,” Z Money partners with The FADER to share a new FADER Frequenciesmini-documentary about the Chicago native’s life, livelihood, and motivations. The doc takes a look at Z Money’s upbringing on the West Side of Chicago, introducing us to his father, the owner of a trucking business, who infected Z Money with the hustler’s mentality. Buoyed by Z Money’s engaging personality, the doc shows how Z’s work ethic translated into rap, as he spends hours in the studio searching for the perfect beat to demolish.

On Shawty Paid, the follow-up to last year’s Chiraq Mogul, Z Money zeroes in on the process of getting money, methodically detailing his hustles and reveling in the fruits of his labor. Wielding his high-pitched sing-song atop sinister beats from the likes of 808 Mafia, ChaseTheMoney, Southside, Bandplay, IzzeTheProducer, and others, the newfound ATL native combines the ice-cold honesty favored in his hometown with the extravagant boasts favored by rappers in his adopted city. Giving a home to singles Millions,” the Gucci Mane and Hoodrich Pablo Juan-featuring lead single, and the recent, HYPEBEAST-premiered “Wealthy“, and with an additional guest appearance from Yung MalShawty Paid arrives on May 10th via 1017 Eskimo/Alamo.

Listen to “1017 Paper Route” ft. Key Glock:

Check out the Complex premiere:

Watch the new Z Money mini-doc:

Check out The FADER’s FADER Frequencies feature:

Please contact Michelle for more info.

The Background:

First coming to the forefront during the Chicago rap boom of 2012, Z Money stood out from the pack for his creative cadences, his malleable, high-pitched flow, which drew comparisons to Z Money’s idol Gucci Mane, and his rejection of the conventions of the drill music that dominated the city in that era. Releasing a series of popular mixtapes packed with street witticisms and raw honesty, Z Money gained cult hero status in Chicago for songs like Regular” and Want My Money,” which Chance The Rapper used in his original trailer for his 2013 breakout mixtape Acid RapIn 2014, Z Money’s meteoric rise came to an abrupt halt when he was forced to spend nearly the whole year in prison for a probation violation. After his release, Z Money rededicated himself to his craft, moving away from his Chicago-based problems and temptations to the rap mecca of Atlanta. In ATL, Z Money caught the ear of a recently free Gucci Mane, who signed him to his fledgling 1017 Eskimo label. Since the signing, Z Money gotten his career back on the road to stardom with ZTM and Chiraq Mogul. His next album, Shawty Paid hits the Internet on May 10th, 2019.


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“1017 Paper Route” ft. Key Glock:

Z Money Mini-Doc:

“Shawty Paid Intro”:


“Millions” ft. Gucci Mane & Hoodrich Pablo Juan:

“Apart of Trappin'” (Remix) ft. Bandhunta Izzy:

“Givenchy” (Remix) ft. Ohgeesy of ShorelineMafia:

“Apart of Trappin”:

“Durag” ft. Key Glock:

Chiraq Mogul

“80 Bands”: //

“Two 16’s” ft. Valee:

ZTM (produced by ChaseTheMoney):