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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 release, GO:OD AM; Lil B and Chance The Rapper fulfilled their Instagram post’s collaboration promise with the silent release of Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape); and Curren$y, with nothing to gai… More »

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 ridiculous levels of promise but also the sort of tendency toward self-indulgence that ruins a lot of rappers’ careers. Chance’s voice was a headlong hamster-squeak, a self-consciously grating yammer, and… More »

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 »

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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

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 i…
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 addre…
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$y and Action Bronson are both masterful free-associators with permanently lidded eyes and big internet fanbases, so it makes sense that they'd link up with…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2014 - 11:56 am
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Download Curren$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$y…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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Kevin Gates – “Just Ride” Video (Feat. Curren$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…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2013 - 4:02 pm

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$y went big, lining up a very seriou…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2013 - 12:27 pm
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Download Curren$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…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2012 - 11:32 am

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…
Corban Goble | October 4, 2012 - 11:09 am

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'…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2012 - 3:06 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2012 - 4:42 pm

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 collaboratio…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2012 - 9:29 am

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…
Corban Goble | July 10, 2012 - 11:21 am
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