Curren$y Fires Up A 15-Year Old Ski Beatz Hit For Nas & Nature & Exhales Dope. (Audio)
One can argue that Curren$y’s best music has been that which he made with Ski Beatz. While at the Def Jam-distributed DD172 (Dame Dash’s label), the New Orleans, Louisiana MC and the Original Flavor co-founder made two volumes of Pilot Talk, and revamped Spitta’s sound in the “Michael Knight” era, a far cry from “Where Da Cash At?”
While promoting the recently-released Canal Street Confidential, Curren$y appeared on Sway In The Morning. There, Sway and company asked the JetLife founder to kick a little something to a 15 year-old Ski jam. Spitta passed, as he wanted to put paper to paper and do it right (around 7:00 in the video below). Now taking the beat to Nature & Nas (both of The Firm) single “The Ultimate High,” Curren$y may have put this back in the air to enjoy in a whole new style. Notably, when this dropped on Trackmasters/Columbia, Curren$y was soon to be courted into Master P and No Limit Records’ second iteration of the 504 Boyz.
Spitta takes the beat, and goes all in. For those who love it when the unconventional vocal style of Spitta hits a tighter pocket, this one’s for you. Moreover, the veteran’s famed bravado, smoothness, and detailed images especially shine in this so-called mixtape moment:
Should Spitta and Ski reunite already?
#BonusBeat: Watch Curren$y tell Sway, Heather B, and Rich Nice about moving away from blunts for health reasons in 2007, his album-making process, and where to really kick it in N’awlins: