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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 recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald's showcase, damn.) A… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015

Curren$y – “Alert” (Feat. Styles P)

New Orleans weed-rapper Curren$y is almost alarmingly consistent; he cranks out effortless, listenable mixtapes so frequently that it's hard to be excited about them anymore. Curren$y really fell into his lane when he linked up with veteran rap producer Ski Beatz and made 2010's great Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk 2 albums. So it's cool… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2015

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 the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the events that followed. The Game recruited everyone that appears on the song, and here's what he had to say to More »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014

Download Curren$y The Drive In Theatre Mixtape

The New Orleans stoner-rap all-star Curren$y doesn't crank out a new mixtape every other day anymore, the way he did a few years ago, but he still reliably cranks out heavy-lidded psych-rap with a consistency that few can match. Curren$y's new tape is called The Drive In Theatre, and it includes "Godfather Four," the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2014

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

Curren$y and Action Bronson are both masterful free-associators with permanently lidded eyes and big internet fanbases, so it makes sense that they'd link up with each other. Bronson appears on "Godfather Four," a string-drenched track from a forthcoming Curren$y full-length called The Drive In, and Bronson's choppy delivery makes a nice contrast to Curren$y's honeyed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2014

Download Curren$y & Smoke DZA The Stage EP

For whatever reason, the days surrounding Halloween are always big ones for mixtape releases, and here's one that won't take up your entire Halloween. Curren$y of New Orleans and Smoke DZA of Harlem are two guys who have toured and recorded together extensively, and now they've joined forces on a new EP called The Stage. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2013

Kevin Gates – “Just Ride” Video (Feat. Curren$y)

The Luca Brasi Story, the new mixtape from the Baton Rogue native Kevin Gates, just might be my favorite mixtape of the year. It's a tough and blustery but emotional ride, and it touches on a few different moods during its long running time. On the track "Just Ride," Gates recruits fellow Louisiana native… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013

Download Curren$y New Jet City Mixtape

On his new mixtape New Jet City, released just yesterday, the heavy-lidded and crazy-prolific New Orleans rapper Curren$y went big, lining up a very serious roster of guests: Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, French Montana, Trinidad James, Jadakiss, Styles P, hometown hero Juvenile. He also enlisted big-deal producers like Harry Fraud, Lex Luger, DJ… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2013

Mixtape Of The Week: Curren$y Priest Andretti

Over the past few years, Curren$y has become a model of online cult-rap consistency, a guy who reliably cranks out three or four eminently listenable mixtapes per year. And at a certain point, that reputation could be coming back to haunt him. While his old buddy Wiz Khalifa is out there making actual (if mostly-annoying)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2012

Download Curren$y Priest Andretti Mixtape

The endlessly laconic, terrifyingly prolific New Orleans rap staple Curren$y has already released a ton of music this year, as is his custom, and now he's got more for us. His new tape Priest Andretti boasts contributions from frequent collaborators like Fiend, Styles P, Young Roddy, and Trademark Da Skydiver (as well as amped-up curveball… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2012

Jet Life – “No Sleep” (Feat. Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy)

Curren$y's crew Jet Life will put out another posse record later this fall, and today they released the first single, a wobby, knocking single called "No Sleep." Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In this space, I usually try to write something about whatever connecting threats might run through the five videos I pick for the week. That's not happening this week. I absolutely cannot think of a single thing that these five videos have in common with one another, other than me enjoying all of them. So:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2012

Talib Kweli – “Push Thru” Video (Feat. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar)

On his new single "Push Thru," underground rap lifer recruited two of his up-and-coming younger peers in Curren$y and Kendrick Lamar. And in the beautifully photographed new video, directors Scott Fleishman and Fredo Tovar film all three rappers in their native locales: New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles. It helps that all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2012

Talib Kweli – “Push Thru” (Feat. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar)

Underground rap veteran Talib Kweli is working on a new album with the utterly detestable title Prisoner Of Conscious, and he's just released a collaboration with two of the sharpest, most dependably prolific younger MCs on the scene today, Curren$y and Kendrick Lamar. On the track's hazy, slow-rolling beat, all three guys sound pretty comfortable… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2012

Download Curren$y & Harry Fraud Cigarette Boats EP

The prolific, nimble New Orleans rapper Curren$y hooks up with producer-of-the-moment Harry Fraud for a quick EP jaunt, a five-track release featuring drop-ins from Smoke DZA and collaborator Styles P. As expected, it's a smooth listen, with Curren$y packing as many rhymes into Fraud's fertile, jazzy production as possible. Stream and download below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 10, 2012

Curren$y – “Capitol” Video (Feat. 2 Chainz)

Sleepy-eyed New Orleans rapper Curren$y releases his new album The Stoned Immaculate today, and now he's also got a minimal black-and-white video for "Capitol," his slow-rolling collaboration with omnipresent veteran Atlanta marblemouth 2 Chainz. In the clip, the two rappers mug for the camera and hang out in a backroom casino. Watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2012

Stream Curren$y The Stoned Immaculate

Next week, the endlessly prolific and aggressively relaxed New Orleans rapper Curren$y will release his latest full-length The Stoned Immaculate -- an actual major-label album this time, not a mixtape. We've already posted a bunch of early tracks: "What It Look Like," "Fast Cars Faster Women," "Capitol," "Jet Life." And now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012

Curren$y – “Jet Life” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T.)

The crew behind the glorious "Glass House" team up again for "Jet Life," a new one from Curren$y's forthcoming The Stoned Immaculate. It's a track that rides out a very Pilot Talk texture, a hazy number built on a bed of noodling, stoner-friendly guitars, but screwed up enough that you can hear Big K.R.I.T.'… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012

Curren$y – “Capitol” (Feat. 2 Chainz) (Stereogum Premiere)

Breezy NOLA rapper Curren$y -- whose consistency is simply remarkable -- will put out a new album this summer called The Stoned Immaculate, a release from which we've already heard the Wale-featuring "What It Look Like" and the Daz collab "Fast Cars Faster Women." Today we've got another cut from the album… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 17, 2012

Curren$y – “Fast Cars Faster Women” Video (Feat. Daz)

Heroical New Orleans rap marblemouth Curren$y is about to release his new album The Stoned Immaculate, and on the luxuriant "Fast Cars Faster Women," he teams up with the Dogg Pound veteran Daz Dillinger. The clip itself is predictably heavy on weed-smoke and heavily made-up women, but it's worthy of your attention just to see… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2012
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