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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 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's…
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 collaboration…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2012 - 9:29 am

Download Curren$y & Harry Fraud Cigarette Boats EP

The prolific, nimble New Orleans rapper Curren$y hooks up with producer-of-the-moment Harry Fraud for a quick EP jaunt, a five-track release featuring drop-ins from Smoke…
Corban Goble | July 10, 2012 - 11:21 am
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Curren$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…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2012 - 10:15 am

Stream Curren$y The Stoned Immaculate

Next week, the endlessly prolific and aggressively relaxed New Orleans rapper Curren$y will release his latest full-length The Stoned Immaculate -- an actual major-label album…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2012 - 11:23 am
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Curren$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…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 9:27 am

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

Breezy NOLA rapper Curren$y -- whose consistency is simply remarkable -- will put out a new album this summer called The Stoned Immaculate, a release…
Corban Goble | May 17, 2012 - 12:52 pm
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Curren$y – “Fast Cars Faster Women” Video (Feat. Daz)

Heroical New Orleans rap marblemouth Curren$y is about to release his new album The Stoned Immaculate, and on the luxuriant "Fast Cars Faster Women," he…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2012 - 2:18 pm
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Curren$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…
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$y EP, I should make something clear: The best mixtape I've heard in the past week…
Tom Breihan | February 29, 2012 - 3:38 pm
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Download Curren$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…
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…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2012 - 12:25 pm

Download Curren$y Here EP

Yesterday, the always-productive New Orleans stoner-rap cult-star Curren$y released a new five-song EP called Here with no warning whatsoever. It's just the latest in a…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 11:46 am
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Curren$y – “Luxury Sport” (Feat. Sir Michael Rocks)

New Orleans weed-rap king Curren$y has just initiated Sir Michael Rocks, the better-at-rapping half of the Cool Kids, into his Jet Life crew. To celebrate,…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2011 - 12:18 pm
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Slim Thug – “Can’t Stop” (Feat. Curren$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…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm
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Curren$y – “N.O. Shit”

Verde Terrace, the last mixtape from the ridiculously prolific New Orleans stoner-rapper Curren$y, is only a couple of weeks old, and we're already hearing bits…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2011 - 3:00 pm
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Curren$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…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2011 - 12:03 pm
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