Video: Kenny Muney – “Change Up“
Paper Route Empire’s Fast-Talking, Fast Rising Star Shares the Latest Clip From His Recent Album Time Is Muney
“5 under-the-radar rappers from Memphis you should know about…Kenny Muney stands as the city’s rap emissary.” – The FADER
“Laced with familiar southern swagger and street tales, the new project solidifies Kenny has a viable name to keep an eye on as the new year creeps up.” – HotNewHipHop
“The South Memphis native has become a master at bodying the braggadocious current Memphis trap sound, while still finding endless ways to make his personal wit and charm stand out on every track.” – Dirty Glove Bastard
He might have made a name for himself in the rap game with his tongue-twisting triplet flows, but Kenny Muney remains the same man who struggled to survive in South Memphis. Today, Kenny shares the video for “Change Up,” a subdued highlight from his recent album Time Is Muney. Rhyming over wistful guitars and thumping low end, Kenny teaches a masterclass in remaining true to oneself even as the bands pile up and the fake friends turn their backs. In the video, directed by Kenny Muney himself, the Paper Route Empire artist recalls his come up, as the story moves from his early struggles to his new life as a rising rap star. “Change Up” follows the recent video for “Rabbit,” another Time Is Muney highlight, which has over 600k views.
Released in February, Time Is Muney is an album suited for headphones–the better to be mesmerized by Kenny’s hypnotic flows. Over 15 tracks, Kenny Muney bolsters his braggadocio as he locks his flows onto each booming instrumental with a heat-seeking missile’s precision. Time Is Muney features guest appearances from Kenny’s PRE associates Big Moochie Grape and Key Glock, who delivers one of the best verses of his career on “Leeches,” and a guest spot from Dreezy on the romantic “Nobody.” Time Is Muney is available everywhere via Paper Route Empire.
Kenny Muney’s mastery of rhythm and sly slick talk endeared him to Young Dolph, who showcased him on Paper Route Empire’s first-ever compilation mixtape, PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi, home to highlights like “Ashtray,” a collaboration between Dolph and Kenny. Kenny memorialized Dolph with “Role Model,” a touching tribute to Dolph which racked up over 1.8 million views on YouTube in its first two weeks, and appears on Time Is Muney, as well as the recent Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph mixtape.
With Time is Muney, Kenny Muney shows that he has the talent and determination to succeed in the Empire-building business. Stay tuned for more from Kenny Muney and Paper Route Empire.
Watch “Change Up”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_A9VYXP2Cw
Buy/Stream Time is Muney: https://music.empi.re/timeismuney
Time is Muney tracklist:
1. No Days Off
2. Can’t Make This Up
4. Leeches feat. Key Glock
6. Backend Freestyle
7. Nobody feat. Dreezy
8. Used Too
9. Talk My Shit
10. Choosin feat. Big Moochie Grape
11. How I Come
13. Cross Country
14. Role Model
15. See The Light
16. Change Up
A native of South Memphis, Kenny Muney grew up idolizing rappers like Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and Boosie. He started rapping at age 15, developing his aggressive aesthetic and honing his deeply rhythmic flow. Kenny got his first brush with fame when he released “YTN Freestyle,” which racked up over 2.5 million YouTube views, made him a neighborhood hero, and earned airplay on local radio. He made noise in 2019 with Muney Talk, his first mixtape for PRE. In 2020, Kenny Muney connected with his mentor Young Dolph for “No Regrets,” a highlight track from Dolph’s Rich Slave (Deluxe) album. “I’m never satisfied,” says Kenny Muney. “It’s a gift and a curse. I’m always looking for the next step.”
“Change Up”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_A9VYXP2Cw
Time is Muney: https://music.empi.re/timeismuney
“Poppin It” (Prod. by Bandplay): https://youtu.be/B0DciN50rRY
“Feeling Me”: https://youtu.be/hpYBrt3v_Iw
Muney Talk: https://empire.lnk.to/muneytalk
Bio, photos, and streams available here: https://audibletreats.com/kenny-muney/