Digital Cover Story: Curren$y (July/August)
The digital cover is back! After launching the series with the help of Action Bronson, we returned for a second round with another newcomer: Dizzy Wright. Today, we're pleased to reveal our latest cover star, and he's a veteran in the rap game, despite being just 34-years old.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (Aug 1 - 7)
As summer nears its end, we witnessed a cool-off of sorts before we get albums from Dr. Dre, The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott, Mac Miller and (hopefully) Kid Cudi. Still, there was plenty to be excited about this past week, what with CyHi dissing everyone on G.O.O.D. Music, new tapes from Curren$y and Lil B/Chance The Rapper and some dope, unexpected Chief Keef tracks. Here's what was happening on Twitter this week.
#TBT: '08 Mixtape Curren$y
Curren$y is one of the most interesting stories in hip-hop. He was on No Limit, he was on Cash Money, he was a mixtape legend, and now he has a cult following of super-fans who throw fat joints at his feet while he performs on stage. The New Orleans native had his strongest run of mixtapes in 2008, where he released seven(!) tapes between February and September, cementing his place in the circuit. His stoner/slacker image was easy to identify with, and he was careful about picking classic beats to go in over.
Curren$y Previews New Music With 808 Mafia
If you've been following his Instagram closely, you'll know that Curren$y has been previewing material off of what appears to be a mysterious project called Canal Street Confidential over the last few weeks. Today he shared an overwhelming amount of clips using the same hashtag -- a couple of which are collaborations with current Atlanta MVPs, 808 Mafia.
A3C Festival Announces Initial Line-Up
The annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta is returning this year for its eleventh instalment. The festival isn't until October, but today they've announced their initial line-up, with more artists to be announced in the months leading up to the event. In their first of three announcements, A3C announces performers De La Soul, Rakim, Cam’ron, Dame Dash, Just Blaze, Curren$y & Jet Life, Jean Grae, Cyhi the Prynce Pharoahe Monch, Soulection Executive Team, PNB Rock, The Difference Machine and Kool Keith.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 13 - 19)
This past week, Twitter was mostly dominated by three things: the wild conclusion of Game of Thrones' fifth season, the launch of Orange is the New Black's third season, and most importantly, the Rachel Dolezal scandal.
Curren$y & Sledgren Announce "Revolver"
Curren$y is always working on a new project, and while we know he and Wiz Khalifa already having something new up their sleeves, Spitta announced yet another collaborative project on Instagram recently.
Who Had The Better Verse: Wiz Khalifa Vs. Curren$y
Who doesn’t love Wiz and Spitta? Now they won’t be the first ones to be lauded for being complex lyricists. But guess what, that’s ok. They may not wow you with lyrically-dense bars, but they are both able to meticulously string together hypnotic records. Individually, they earned their respective fans because of their relentless work ethic and penchant for making smooth tunes.
Wiz Khalifa Details PARTYNEXTDOOR Collaboration & Mixtape With Curren$y
Wiz Khalifa's "We Dem Boyz" was inescapable last summer, and it seems the Taylor Gang rapper may have the warmer months on lock once again. Currently sitting at number one on the Billboard charts, Khalifa has big plans for the near future, working on a joint project with Curren$y, as well as getting ready to release what sounds like a pretty massive collab with PARTYNEXTDOOR.
Ranking Curren$y's "Pilot Talk" 1, 2, & 3 From Worst To Best
It’s been five years since the original Pilot Talk instalment and three years between studio releases for New Orleans rapper Curren$y. While his 2012 effort The Stoned Immaculate earned critical acclaim and charted higher than any previous release, and he’s certainly stayed busy with multiple mixtapes, tours, and a live album, Curren$y has seemingly been unable to harness the excitement and acclaim that his first two studio albums brought him.
Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Freddie Gray & Baltimore Riots
On April 12, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore for possession of a switchblade, though it's still not clear why he was pursued in the first place. Police claim Gray was apprehended without force, though bystanders have suggested otherwise, and video evidence shows Gray screaming while being forced into the police's van. What happened next is still being investigated, though by the time Gray arrived at the police station, he was unresponsive, unable to talk or breathe.
Stream Curren$y's "Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes"
It came as something of a shock when Curren$y announced a new EP just days after dropping Pilot Talk III, but hey, we're not complaining. Here's Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes, the third installment of this auto-themed release series.
Curren$y Shares Tracklist For "Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes"
Two days ago, Curren$y announced Even More Saturday Car Tunes, a follow-up to Pilot Talk III that'll drop on 4/20. Today, we've got the tracklist. It'll be a short project, containing only five tracks, and the only feature will come from Yo Gotti.
Curren$y Will Release "Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes" On 4/20
Just ten days after the release of Pilot Talk III, Curren$y has announced a new project: Even More Saturday Car Tunes. The mixtape will be the third installment in Curren$y's Saturday Night Car Tunes series, coming after last August's Saturday Night Car Tunes and last October's More Saturday Night Car Tunes. Now we get Even More.
Review: Curren$y "Pilot Talk III"
After a near-decade of hustling, Curren$y has finally landed his prominent role in the rap scene. It wasn’t easy work, but anyone who has watched the New Orleans-native go from Lil Wayne’s sidekick to stoner rap’s most consistent contributor will tell you that much. For his third Pilot Talk album, Curren$y didn’t reinvent the wheel, but he definitely refined it. His vision is clearer now more than ever: funny rhymes + some swaggy braggadocio + luxurious production = success. It also equates to a pleasant listen each time.
Curren$y's Realest "Pilot Talk III" Lines
Curren$y is one of the realest, and most hilarious rappers out. Whether you're high as a kite or straight as an arrow, the Hot Spitta will have you nodding your head in agreeance to whatever he rhymes, and every now then, you just might giggle. Some rappers spit knowledge, some rappers spit about material items, and other rappers talk about their pot consumption, their cars and their bitches. Curren$y is definitely the latter.
#TBT: Mixtape Khalifa
Before Wiz Khalifa was a household name, he was on the mixtape grind. Before he was selling out stadiums, he was shelling out free material and making fans all over the internet. A few years later, the guy was everywhere. Wiz is another example of how free music (and the internet) can lead to fruitful careers. If it wasn't for the highly popular Kush & Orange Juice mixtape, who knows if we'd even be writing this article today.
Stream Curren$y's New Album "Pilot Talk 3"
After previewing the project via uStream on Friday night, Curren$y dropped off his highly-anticipated new album Pilot Talk 3 over the weekend.
Curren$y Previews "Pilot Talk 3" In Its Entirety On Ustream
Before his Pilot Talk 3 album arrives tomorrow, Curren$y decided to treat fans to an early listen of it via Jet Life's uStream channel on Friday night. While on the way to Boston, Curreny’s tour bus caught a flat tire. So with nothing but time on his hand, the Jet Lifer decided to chill with fans on his uStream channel for over 2 hours. With his laptop already out, Curren$y decided to hit play on various records off the new album and turn this “Good Friday” into a great one.
Ticket Giveaway: Curren$y's "Pilot Talk 3" Tour
We're two days away from the release of Curren$y's highly anticipated Pilot Talk 3 album, but the New Orleans native has already embarked on a tour in support of the album. The tour may be off the ground, but there's still a slew of dates left where you can catch the Hot Spitta live. We're teaming up with Curren$y in support of the tour, and we'll be giving away a pair of tickets for the following cities/dates: