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
The Stoned Immaculate coming sooner than later…
Curren$y and The Ghost link up for an unexpected 5 track mixtape. Download below
Before I start, yes I know it’s not march.
In my opinion, Hip-Hop is on its 3rd Generation. 1st Generation greats include: Rakim, Kool G. Rap, Big Daddy Kane. 2nd Generation Greats: Jay-Z, Biggie, Tupac, Nas, Eminem. Now who will be this generation’s best rapper?
Top 4 Seeds:
1. Lupe Fiasco (let’s forget about Lasers ok?)
4. J. Cole
Those trying to get in the tournament:
7. Big K.R.I.T.
9. Schoolboy Q
11. Killa Kyleon
12. Alley Boy
13. Danny Brown
15. King Mez
18. Iggy Azalea
19. Azealia Banks
20. Smoke DZA
21. Dom Kennedy
22. Nipsey Hu$$le
26. The Kid Daytona
27. Gilbere Forte
28. Vic Mensa
30. Casey Veggies
32. Earl Sweatshirt
33. Childish Gambino
34. Cyhi the Prince
36. A$AP Rocky
37. Action Bronson
Out of these 38, will come 32. Feel free to comment or add any names you feel that should be included (trust me, most of these names are suggestions, I don’t agree but added them for the sake of debate). Final bracket is coming in the last week of the month.
Curren$y and Ski Beatz link back up for the upcoming 24 Hour Karate School: Twilight
This album is shaping up to be reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally nice. #HnC at midnight
30. Smoke DZA-Rolling Stoned
27. Co$$-Before I Awoke
24. Young Jeezy-Thug Motivation 103
21. Killer Mike-Pl3dge
Debut album from 9th Wonder’s female MC
Definitely one of the more…”interesting” albums of the year. Spaceghost combine sounds of classic southern hip hop with futuristic beats
38. Jet Life-Jet World Order
Curren$y’s Jet Life Recordings drop their first compilation.
37. Ab-Soul-Long Term Mentality
36. Curren$y-Weekend at Burnie’s
34. Action Bronson-Well Done
*free downloads, click title for links
New mixtape from the hardest working man in the game. Hosted by Dj Drama. Download below
No not the download link, think i’m trying to get my blog shut down? But this is an album stream hosted through Complex Magazine. This is the official album of the summer.
Kidz in the Hall took all those songs they were randomly releasing and put this mixtape together. Download below.
Curren$y teams up with producer The Alchemist for the FREE EP Covert Coup. This is the first single from that release, and a sign of good things to come. You can see the entire tracklisting below.