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 Beatz, 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. “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 Paid, Z Money’s upcoming album.
Along with “1017 Paper Route,” Z Money partners with The FADER to share a new FADER Frequencies mini-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.
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