SXSW 2015 Photo Diary
If you follow us on Instagram and Twitter, you've likely already seen more than a few moments from SXSW which we documented on social media. Incase you aren't all up on our socials, we're recapping the two showcases we sponsored and our other adventures at South By right here.
Curren$y To Release "Pilot Talk III" Via $100 USB Package
Taking a page out of Nipsey Hussle's very successful book, Curren$y is planning an unorthodox release strategy for his upcoming mixtape Pilot Talk III. In addition to releasing the tape for free online, the New Orleans rapper has made a $100 package (which includes the tape on a custom USB drive, an exclusive shirt and a look book) available for pre-order.
Samples Of The Week: March 12
After a week where Kanye West, Wale and Ludacris dropped off new tracks, we had fewer top-tier artists releasing material this week. Instead, some fan favorites returned from dry spells to bless us with new material, all of which was pretty dope. In this edition of Samples Of The Week, we look at flips by Freddie Gibbs, Flatbush Zombies and Curren$y. As always, some of these are very unexpected, some are obscure, and all are expertly executed. Read on to get the scoop.
Curren$y Announces "Pilot Talk 3" Tour
It looks like Curren$y is about to take his talents on the road again. To coincide with his upcoming album Pilot Talk 3, Curren$y has just announced that he will be embarking on a tour to promote the album. Kicking off at the end of this month in Atlanta, Georgia, Curren$y will trek through cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Dallas, and Phoenix, before wrapping things up in Los Angeles on April 25th.
Curren$y Reveals Art For "Pilot Talk 3" [Update: Release Date Announced]
While there is no exact release date scheduled for the project as of yet, Curren$y took to Instagram to reveal "just a sample" for Pilot Talk 3. Spitta's Instagram post contained the following caption :
Chill Out: 10 Rappers With Laid-Back Flow
The art of rapping started off in the form of spoken word and poetry, but you don't hear a lot of "poetry" in modern-day popular rap. This could be for a multitude of reasons. For starters, the club doesn't want to put you to sleep. And Neither does the radio. For whatever reason, songs that make you think don't seem to have wheels in 2015. But that's okay though, 'cause we got you.
Berner Announces "20 Lights" EP Featuring Migos, Wiz Khalifa & More
Earlier today, Berner dropped off a new track entitled "Cry" that featured The Jacka, Curren$y and Smiggz. Now we're learning that it will be included on an EP by the name of 20 Lights that the Taylor Gang rapper will be dropping on January 6th. With seven tracks and additional guest spots from Wiz Khalifa, Mac Dre, Migos and Ampichino, the EP is sure to be a blunted good time. Check out the tracklist below, and the artwork above.
Stream Thelonious Martin's "Wünderkid"
While only 22, Thelonious Martin has worked with a great number of high profile artists, making a name for himself in the production game. Today, he releases his debut project, which is not dissimilar to a J. Dilla record (someone he's obviously taken inspiration from). The cleverly titled Wünderkid features plenty of instrumental work, as well as guest spots from a range of artists, both from under-the-radar rappers and established names.
Roll Up: Imaginary Smoke Sessions With Your Favorite Rappers
A lot of rappers like to smoke weed, as do a lot of their fans, that's a given. Marijuana has become a much more accepted part of, not only hip hop culture, but our society as a whole. As smoking weed becomes more widely accepted, we can feel more comfortable doing it, almost as comfortable as rappers seem with it. That got us thinking. What would it be like to smoke with some of our favorite weed rappers? Would it be chill? What would we eat once the munchies set in? What would we watch on TV? How would we smoke with them?
Curren$y Announces New Jet Life Compilation Mixtape "Organized Crime"
Curren$y may have just blessed fans with his Saturday Night Car Tunes project slightly more than a week ago, but the Jet Life general already has another free project lined up.
Curren$y Reveals Ab-Soul, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & More Featured On "Pilot Talk 3"
Curren$y recently had a show out in DC, and we were able to catch up with him after the show for a sit-down about his highly anticipated Pilot Talk 3 album. In between Pilot Talk 3 discussions our host Baker and Spitta also had time to chat on the rapper's well-known obsession with old school cars as well as his complete dislike for leather jogging pants.
Curren$y Announces "The Drive In Theatre" Tour
Earlier today, Curren$y dropped off a new visual for his most recent release “A Lil Sumthin”, but that wasn’t all from Spitta Andretti today. Hours following the video release, Curren$y took to twitter and announced that he will be taking his talents on the road for “The Drive In Theatre” Tour.
Funkmaster Flex Lays Into Dame Dash, Says He Owes Curren$y & Beanie Sigel Money
Earlier this week Dame Dash decided to rip into Def Jam President Joie Manda, calling him a "culture vulture" among other things in an extensive rant on Instagram. Joie Manda himself has not responded to the attack, but Funkmaster Flex decided to address Dame's comments on his radio show yesterday, as he and Dame have been going back and forth on Instagram over the last few days.
Ab-Soul Hints At New Collaboration With Curren$y
Ab-Soul is busy these days prepping an album of the same name, These Days... After dropping off the new cut "Stigmata" two weeks ago, Soulo chose a release date (June 24th)
Curren$y Alludes To New "Pilot Talk 3" Album
This is a brief one, folks - the headline is essentially the story here, but it's good news, at least. Spitta Andretti, better known as Curren$y, took to Twitter this evening to suggest the existence of a third instalment in his Pilot Talk album series, simply tweeting the hashtag #PilotTalk3. New music from Spitta is rarely if ever a bad thing, and as such we're hoping this is actually a thing.
Review: Curren$y's "The Drive In Theatre"
Only a handful of artists release as much content as Curren$y does. Some can match the quantity, but none can top the quality. Spitta Andretti is known for releasing album-quality mixtapes at a constant rate, giving fans all they can digest. 2013’s New Jet City was one of the hottest mixtapes of the year, and his latest offering The Drive In Theatre doesn’t disappoint either.
Curren$y Will Release "The Drive In Theatre" On BitTorrent
If you're awaiting the next Curren$y project, The Drive In Theater, heed that he will be releasing the project as a BitTorrent bundle. If you're unaware of BitTorrent, know that it is a Peer 2 Peer data sharing method, one which aided in crippling the music industry but is now being used by artists such as Curren$y and for Jet-Life's Red Eye mixtape. To use a torrent, you will need a client, like BitTorrent or UTorrent, but is otherwise fairly easy to use. On this, Curren$y's manager, Mousa Hamdan, commented, saying:
Samples Of The Week: February 6
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh honey." This week, see who Curren$y, Mobb Deep, Freddie Gibbs and Isaiah Rashad chose to sample in their recent releases, all of which you can find on HNHH.
Curren$y Announce Release Date For "The Drive In Theatre"
Curren$y's recent leak with Action Bronson, "Godfather 4", has definitely done the trick of getting fans excited for the forthcoming project it will live on, The Drive In Theatre.
Smoke DZA Releases Official Video For "Legends In The Making" With Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Talks About Pursuit Of American Dream
HNHH teams up with Smoke DZA as he reunites the stoner gang, with verses from Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa on his Harry Fraud-produced cut "Legends In The Making (Ashtray Part 2)". His "Dream.ZONE.Achieve" album is due out on April 1st.