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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 the entire album i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012 - 11:23 am

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.’s influence… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 9:27 am

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 where Spitta get… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 17, 2012 - 12:52 pm

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 - 2:18 pm

Curren$y – “What It Look Like” Video (Feat. Wale)

The endlessly consistent, mellow-minded New Orleans rapper Curren$y has a new album called The Stoned Immaculate coming in June, and he’s now got a video for the lead single, the sumptuous Wale collab “What It Look Like.” In director G Visuals’ clip, Curren$y and Wale, along with an apparently gigantic live band, take over and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2012 - 11:01 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Styles P & Curren$y #The1st28

Before I get into the very strong new Styles P/Curren$y EP, I should make something clear: The best mixtape I’ve heard in the past week isn’t this one; it’s Consignment: Favor For A Favor, the epic new tape from deadeyed Detroit street-rapper Boldy James. But that Boldy tape is massive — 26 songs, 80 minute… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 29, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Download Curren$y & Styles P #The1st28 EP

Here’s an interesting combination that nobody could’ve anticipated: Zoned-out New Orleans internet-rap institution Curren$y teaming up with hardcore NY-rap veteran and Lox/D-Block member Styles P for a new EP. That’s exactly what happens on the brand-new #The1st28, a gorgeously produced five-track offering that also features appearances from Fiend, Daz, and Deelow. It comes only three… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Curren$y – “What Da Fuck”/”#Cruiselife” Video

Earlier this month, New Orleans cottonmouth-rap king Curren$y released his unannounced free EP Here. And today, he’s given us his joint video for the EP tracks “What Da Fuck” and “#/Cruiselife” (the latter a freestyle over Kanye West’s still-great “Drive Slow” beat). The video, directed by CJ Wallis, does a nice, restrained job capturing the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2012 - 12:25 pm

Download Curren$y Here EP

Yesterday, the always-productive New Orleans stoner-rap cult-star Curren$y released a new five-song EP called Here with no warning whatsoever. It’s just the latest in a long line of efforts that the ridiculously consistent rapper has released for free on the internet. The 16-minute EP includes appearances from his Jets Life crew, but it’s mostly a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2012 - 11:46 am

Curren$y – “Luxury Sport” (Feat. Sir Michael Rocks)

New Orleans weed-rap king Curren$y has just initiated Sir Michael Rocks, the better-at-rapping half of the Cool Kids, into his Jet Life crew. To celebrate, the two of them recently got together to record a freestyle over the Ghostface/Jadakiss energy-bomb classic “Run.” It’s weird to hear these guys sounding so calm and heavy-lidded over a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Slim Thug – “Can’t Stop” (Feat. Curren$y)

On his latest track, the thunder-voiced Houston rap veteran Slim Thug tries out the sort of hazy, organic stoner-rap beat that New Orleans weed-rap king Curren$y loves so much. And it’s only right that he also snagged a guest verse from Curren$y himself. “Can’t Stop” is a gloriously drifting rap song, and you can stream… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Curren$y – “N.O. Shit”

Verde Terrace, the last mixtape from the ridiculously prolific New Orleans stoner-rapper Curren$y, is only a couple of weeks old, and we’re already hearing bits of Muscle Car Chronicles, his next album. “N.O. Shit” is a quick rhyme explosion over an earthy, organic funk track, and you can listen to it over at Nah Right. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Curren$y – “Smoke Sumthin” (Feat. Lil Wayne)

A few years ago, the New Orleans rapper Curren$y was the #1 non-Lil Wayne rapper on Young Money Records. That’s the Drake spot, basically, except Curren$y never really had a shot at being as big a star as Drake. Curren$y appeared on a ton of Wayne mixtapes during Wayne’s historic mixtape run, but he never… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Download Curren$y Verde Terrace Mixtape

For a dude whose whole ethos is basically getting really, really stoned, NOLA’s Curren$y is a remarkably nimble and hard-working rapper. Lyrically, he crams as many rhymes into his zonked-out, atmospheric beats as possible, he tweets like a fiend and frankly, puts a ton of high-quality stuff out for free. Though his last mixtape WeekendMore »

By: Corban Goble / August 23, 2011 - 2:12 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Friday Recap

The beautiful thing about a festival like Pitchfork is the genre-spanning curating: The principal principle is a commitment to independent-minded music, and from that viewpoint Pitchfork succeeds in booking the year’s best lineup for those whose RSS feeds are dominated by MP3 blogs and Google searches most frequently include the term “.rar”. The difficulty come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2011 - 1:52 pm

SXSW Wednesday: Featuring The Antlers, OFF!, Darwin Deez, Duran Duran

We’ve offered our suggestions as to what bands to see this week, now we shift into the bands we are actually seeing. SXSW has begun in earnest, and is earnestly crowded. We’ll try to cut through the static a bit this week by recapping notable sets and posting up photos from our fleet of photographers. More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2011 - 5:26 pm
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