Archive for the 'currensy' Category

08
Feb
10

Curren$y – Smokee Robinson (Mixtape)



I know a lot of people have been looking forward to this. Here is the new Curren$y mixtape with features from Wiz Khalifa, Nipsey Hussle, Big Sean, Dom Kennedy, and Chip Tha Ripper. Unfortunately, I’m in a library without headphones, so I haven’t been able to listen to this yet. Thanks to 2DB for the link, properly labeled for your iTunes convenience. Enjoy, and let me know if it’s any good.

Curren$y – Smokee Robinson (Mixtape) | Alternate

06
Jan
10

Curren$y – "Smash On O’Leary"


Here’s a new one from Spitta off the Smokee Robinson project, out on Superbowl Sunday. He’s hit-or-miss for me, but this one works and the beat provides the perfect backdrop for Curren$y’s flow.

It’s funny because Curren$y always seems to be hanging out with up and comers, and I think a lot of people associate him with a new class of emcees like Wiz Khalifa and Jay Electronica. Well, he may be an up and comer, but he’s been one for over a decade now. Curren$y was an “up and comer” when he was with No Limit (remember them?) as a teen. After that ended, we was an “up and comer” with Young Money. I’m not taking shots, the dude brings some good stuff to the table and has obviously put in a lot of work, but he’s had a lot of time and opportunity to establish himself, and he hasn’t really done that yet. He’s a busy guy, and we’ll see if he really proves himself in 2010.

Curren$y – Smash On O’Leary | YouSendIt

29
Nov
09

Chip Tha Ripper feat. Curren$y & Big Sean – "Fat Raps" (prod. Chuck Inglish)


Here’s a new track from Chip Tha Ripper and a couple friends you might know. Production done by one half of the Cool Kids on some smooth throwback shit. That synth bass line sounds like a bad guy’s theme song in an early 90’s video game. Badass. I’m liking this one. Credit to NR.

Chip Tha Ripper ft. Curren$y & Big Sean – Fat Raps
| YouSendIt

20
Nov
09

New! Curren$y x’s 2

Got 2 new joints for ya’ll from the kid Curren$y!

Curren$y – “Audio Dope” | Zshare

Curren$y – “Breakfast” ( In & Out ) | Zshare

26
Sep
09

Curren$y x Beck


A little late on this one, but I have an unintentional tendency to disregard artists with dollar signs in their names. I’m coming around to Curren$y though. Here he is flipping Beck’s “New Pollution” into the cleverly titled “Newer Pollution”.

Curren$y – Newer Pollution | ZShare

10
Sep
09

Video! Curren$y – "16 Switches"

Ahhh WSHH! FML!

I like the video tho!!

13
Aug
09

Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa – Choice Tracks From How Fly Mixtape


While I was at Lollapalooza Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa dropped a mixtape called How Fly. Ramz posted it and you can grab the whole thing here, but I wanted to take a minute and highlight a few tracks.

If you follow current hip hop at all, you’ve probably been hearing these two names a lot lately. Unfortunately, I’ve heard more buzz than music, and I’m excited to get into this tape and really make up my mind. These guys both have the images and the hype to make a splash, but they still have to set themselves apart from the pack musically. Khalifa has already captured my attention with his Flight School mixtape, but Curren$y has been dropping shit for a while now and besides a few tracks that made it on to my playlists, nothing has stuck with me. So basically this mixtape is a make or break. Two fresh artists that I want to give a shot on one mixtape. Let’s see now.

Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa – The Life

Best song on the tape. Wiz kills it.

Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa – Over The Building

Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa – The Planes

Alright. After giving the tape a listen here is what I’m thinking: Wiz Khalifa is a dude to watch. He’s young, he has crazy charisma and his flow makes Curren$y sound like Birdman on a Weezy track. Curren$y has been bouncing around the hip-hop world for a minute now, and I think there’s a reason that he hasn’t really established himself. I’ll let you decide that reason for yourself. The three tracks above are my favorites on the tape. Check them out.