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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 decades, and the list of transcendent music-festival performances that I’ve seen is a short one: The Prodigy at the 1997 HFStival, Radiohead and a Tribe Called Quest at the 1998… More »

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. When he released “Hustlin'” into the world in 2006, rapping was not what Rick Ross was about. His big contributions were spurious claims of being friends with dead drug kingpins… More »

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 was like, “You know your dog’s massively overweight, right?” And yes, I do. It’s hard to miss. He is a titanic mass of dog. He is big and dumb and… More »

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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

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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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: 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$y and Action Bronson are both masterful free-associators with permanently lidded eyes and big internet fanbases, so it makes sense that they'd link up with…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2014 - 11:56 am
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Download Curren$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$y went big, lining up a very serious…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2013 - 12:27 pm
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Mixtape Of The Week: Curren$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…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2012 - 4:55 pm
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