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Jay Z Would Like To Remind You That He Can Rap

Imagine being Jay Z right now. Imagine having an iconic 20-year musical legacy but watching celebrity-impressionist comedians reducing your entire history to a mirthless chuckle,…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2016 - 11:31 am
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Status Ain't Hood

Gucci Mane Is Back, And Rappers Should Be Afraid

"This world has not reformed." That was Bill Bratton, the commissioner of the New York Police Department, talking about rap music last week. He doesn't…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2016 - 10:51 am
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Status Ain't Hood

Rap Grammys Matter, Except Not Really

In one of the more fascinating moments during Kanye West's recent erratic Twitter spree, he mentioned next year's Grammy Awards, saying that he wouldn't show…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2016 - 12:33 pm
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More Curren$y stories

Download Curren$y’s The Legend Of Harvard Blue Mixtape

The New Orleans weed-rap king Curren$y radiates a supreme sense of chill everytime he touches a microphone, but he's also one of the hardest-working, most…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2016 - 9:50 am
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Download Curren$y The Owners Manual

Lackadaisical New Orleans rapper Curren$y has a work ethic that belies his flow. Fresh off of his announcement of The Carrollton Heist, a sequel to…
Collin Robinson | January 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Chance The Rapper Is Doing Incredible Things

You see plenty of good performances at music festivals, but you don't see too many great ones. I've been going to these things for literal…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 12:12 pm
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Status Ain't Hood

Rick Ross Is Making Great Old-Man Rap Music

Nine years ago, it would've been hard to believe that we'd ever get a Rick Ross album that mostly worked as a pure rapping exercise.
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2015 - 11:20 am
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Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Fetty Wap’s Sloppy, Improbable Rise

As I write this, I'm sharing my office with a 130-pound yellow labrador named Flapjack. The last time I took him to a boarder, she…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2015 - 2:34 pm
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Apple Blocks Tidal From Streaming Drake’s Lil’ Weezyana Performance

Last night, on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Lil Wayne held his first annual Lil' Weezyana Fest in New Orleans. As MissInfo points out,…
Peter Helman | August 29, 2015 - 11:38 am
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Curren$y – “Bottom Of The Bottle” (Feat. Lil Wayne & August Alsina)

Curren$y has already released one LP this year, Pilot Talk III, and now he's getting ready to drop another. The first single from the upcoming…
Peter Helman | August 27, 2015 - 10:50 pm
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Essay

The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And Its History In Hip-Hop Production

Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track "100 Grandkids" off his long-delayed upcoming…
Stereogum | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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Curren$y – “Cars” Video

Only a few weeks after releasing his Pilot Talk III album, the New Orleans rapper Curren$y has already followed it up with Even More Saturday
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: The Diverging Paths Of Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa

For a while there, I was worried about Chance The Rapper. He'd come to national prominence in 2013 with Acid Rap, a mixtape that showed…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2015 - 4:03 pm
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Download Curren$y Pilot Talk III

Over the weekend, the reliably smooth New Orleans rapper Curren$y released Pilot Talk III, the sequel to two really great LPs that he dropped way…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2015 - 9:20 am
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Curren$y – “Pot Jar” (Feat. Jadakiss)

Over the weekend, the eternally chill New Orleans rapper Curren$y released Pilot Talk III, the eagerly anticipated sequel to his two great 2010 albums, which…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2015 - 9:15 am
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Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm
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Curren$y – “Alert” (Feat. Styles P)

New Orleans weed-rapper Curren$y is almost alarmingly consistent; he cranks out effortless, listenable mixtapes so frequently that it's hard to be excited about them anymore.
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2015 - 12:44 pm

The Game – “Don’t Shoot” (Feat. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, & TGT)

That list of rappers and musicians up top is an all-star team and they've all gotten together for the 6-minute anthem "Don't Shoot" to address…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 6:44 pm
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Download Curren$y The Drive In Theatre Mixtape

The New Orleans stoner-rap all-star Curren$y doesn't crank out a new mixtape every other day anymore, the way he did a few years ago, but…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Curren$y – “Godfather Four” (Feat. Action Bronson)

Curren$y and Action Bronson are both masterful free-associators with permanently lidded eyes and big internet fanbases, so it makes sense that they'd link up with…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2014 - 11:56 am
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