Curren$y-Stoned Immaculate [album review]
Since departing from Young Money, Curren$y has made a name for himself with his Do-It-Yourself approach to making music. For the first time ever, he has a big budget at his disposal. Although the features are more well known and the producers are bigger, Spitta still manages to keep that underground feel.
Like any other Curren$y album or mixtape, there’s two parts to Stoned Immaculate‘s success: 1. Using insanely good beats for the album 2. using those insanely good beats correctly. Anyone could take good instrumentals and use them but Curren$y has a knack for making an album sonically cohesive.
Curren$y instantly sets the mood for the album with the smooth “What It Look Like” produced by Bink! (And a great first verse from Wale). The mood is continued with tracks such as “Privacy Glass” and “Showroom”, both of which should be enjoyed at maximum volume during a long drive.
Curren$y does venture outside of his normal comfort zone and experiments with instrumentals that the average fan wouldn’t be accustomed to hearing him on. “Chasin’ Papers”, “That’s the Thing” and ” Chandelier” close the album on a good note by introducing these new sounds.
As Curren$y stated, Stoned Immaculate is his first “real” album. It has the essence of past Curren$y albums of mixtapes but the sound is bigger and better. He strays from his whimsical delivery and actually brings some content to the table with this album. Although you won’t be blown away by the end result, you can be assured that anything with Curren$y’s name on it is quality.
Final Grade: 3.5-5