HotNewHipHop reveals the star of the July/August digital cover, Curren$y the Hot Spitta.
The digital cover is back! After launching the series with the help of Action Bronson, we returned for a second round with another newcomer: Dizzy Wright. Today, we're pleased to reveal our latest cover star, and he's a veteran in the rap game, despite being just 34-years old.
Curren$y has done it all, he's been with No Limit, he was with Cash Money in their heyday, he was even an XXL Freshmen. He's developed a loyal, cult-like following, while remaining in heavy rotation in the underground rap scene and shying away from the celebrity trappings of mainstream rap.
We headed to New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend to talk to Spitta, and find out some of the knowledge he's accumulated over the years, while also getting a peak at his obsession with vintage cars. Spitta is humble and insightful to a fault. He knows he's done a few things in this rap game, but at the same time, he doesn't view himself above any of his day one NOLA friends who might work a 9-5 at his Street Customs shop. While the rapper is by no means a newcomer, we definitely learned a few new (and nifty) things about him.
Whether you've been following him since "Where Da Cash At," or just hopped on the bandwagon after How Fly, check out our in-depth feature on the Hot Spitta here. Stay tuned as Spitta and Wiz Khalifa prep their anticipated How Fly follow up, 2009.
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