Published on September 25th, 2023 | by Just Jay0
Key Glock Balls Like Hardaway in New “Penny” Video Single
An expert flexer with world-conquering aims, Paper Route Empire rapper Key Glock always makes the most of every opportunity. The South Memphis native takes to the skies and the court in his new video for “Penny,” a highlight from Glockoma 2 (Deluxe). Rhyming over a vintage sample and state-of-the-art Tennessee trap percussion, courtesy of producers Mannie iL & Swaeze, Glock compares his knack for getting money to an NBA star’s facility for getting buckets, declining short-term plays for long-term ambitions: “I’m just gettin’ money, tell ’em get up out they feelings/Just turned a deal down, what the f*ck is ten milli?” In the video, Glizzock pays tribute to another Memphis legend–former Orlando Magic star Penny Hardaway. He took his private jet to the luxurious basketball suite in the Palms Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.
The video for “Penny” arrives shortly after Key Glock earned a pair of RIAA-certified GOLD plaques this summer: for Key Glock’s 2020 album, Yellow Tape, as well as his 2019 full-length collaboration with Young Dolph, Dum and Dummer. In Feburary, Key Glock shared his latest album, Glockoma 2, which recently expanded with Glockoma 2 (Deluxe). The album finds the Memphis playmaker at the top of his game, making it look easy to shoulder a 23-track load without any features, as usual. Glockoma 2 spent 8 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at #13, and is home to hits like “From Nothing,” “Dirt,” and most recently “Presidential Rolex.” Earlier this year, Glock headlined the fast-selling SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation Presents: Key Glock – Glockoma Tour,” with support from XXL Freshman TiaCorine, Dallas riser BigXThaPlug, and his PRE associates including Kenny Muney and Jay Fizzle. Glock documented his tour life in “Glockoma Tour: The Vlog,” a feature-length recap of the successful tour.
Now with over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify and 59k tickets sold in 2023 alone, Key Glock is on the brink of taking his no-holds-barred Memphis sound to the mainstream.