Dallas rapper Tay Money has released the music video for her latest single “Friendly” featuring Key Glock.
Directed by Jordan Spencer, the “Friendly” visual takes place at a gentlemen’s club where Tay Money is taking applications for new dancers. After breaking up an argument in the locker room, it’s back to money flashing business for everyone at the club as the Athens, Texas native spits: “You know I’m not the one to play with, leggo.”
“Friendly” is one of three collaborative tracks on Tay Money’s December 2020 EP Blockedt. She’s also teamed up with Mulatto on “Brat” and Saweetie on “Bussin 2.0.”
The ten-track project is Tay Money’s first long-form project to be released since 2019’s Hurricane Tay which boasted hits such as “Bussin” and “Ride Around.” The album featured collaborations with YNW Melly on “Left Cheek, Right Cheek” and her Interscope label mate DaBaby on “Booty.”
Tay Money broke through in 2018 with her single “Trappers Delight.” The track’s video amassed 1.1 million views in less than a month and introduced the rapper’s skills to a wider audience than she’d been able to reach before. Tay Money’s success wasn’t luck, though.
After moving from Athens to Dallas in 2015, she began working at a beauty salon and working on her music whenever she could to make her name in the rap community. Before that, she spent time as a teenager freestyling with her friends.
Her southern accent has become a distinct marker in her music and she has welcomed virality with songs such as the catchy “MONEYWAY” and Duh! tracks “Fresh Princess” and “Bih Like Me.”
In October 2020, SPIN highlighted Tay Money in their monthly rap column. Speaking of Blockedt track “Circus,” they wrote: “It’s one of her best songs yet, a distillation of all that might propel her to headlining shows post-pandemic.”
Listen to Blockedt here.