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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 »

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 gain… 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 »

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | March 17, 2011 - 5:26 pm
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