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Curren$y Pays Tribute To Grand Puba In Grand Style (Audio)

2018 has been a great year for New Orleans, Louisiana's Curren$y. The Jet Life pilot recently became a father. Meanwhile, musically, he released one of his best works to date care of the Freddie Gibbs and Alchemist collaboration Fetti. Spitta also dropped a standout guest verse on Cozz's wavy "Badu,"... Read more

Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist Are Money. Stream The Fetti Project (Audio)

In the Spring of 2015, Grand Theft Auto V was released for Microsoft Windows. It was a couple of years after the video game had initially hit consoles. So, to hype the release, Rockstar introduced new in-game features and commissioned Alchemist and Oh No (who had already formed Gangrene at... Read more

Stalley Rates The Bars Of His Former Maybach Music Group Family (Video)

Stalley recently returned to independence, and he seems to love it. The Massillon, Ohio MC has been on a tear ever since, releases a plethora of projects. Promoting last month's Tell The Truth Shame The Devil, Vol. 2, the Blue Collar Gang leader is the latest guest judge on "Rate... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Rates The Bars & Hands Pimp C The Lowest Score In The Batch (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. is the latest rapper in the hot seat for "Rate The Bars." More than most, Krizzle seems to be a generous rater (handing out almost exclusively 4's and 5's). Heads have long found this artist to be generous with his music, whether giving away acclaimed mixtapes and making... Read more

Alchemist & Curren$y Recruit Major Producers As Accomplices For “Heist” Remix (Audio)

In February of this year, Curren$y and Alchemist masterminded The Carrollton Heist. The New Orleans, Louisiana MC and Venice, California-based produced offered 12 tracks featuring Action Bronson, Styles P, and Spitta's onetime mentor Lil Wayne. Curren$y & Alchemist Re-Up On A New Mixtape Featuring Action Bronson & Styles P As... Read more

Curren$y Reveals That He & Raekwon Have New Material Recorded

Over the last decade, Curren$y has ascended from a flagship artist at Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment to a successful independent MC. In the years since, the onetime 504 Boyz member has released collaborative projects with Wiz Khalifa, producer Ski Beatz, and his own Jet Life squad. In a year... Read more

Curren$y Takes A Dr. Dre Line & Lets It Ride (Audio)

Curren$y contends to be the most prolific MC of 2016. The New Orleans, Louisiana veteran has released a free EP or a mixtape every month up 'til June. In doing so, he's linked with a host of producers (Cool & Dre and Alchemist). However, even those projects have not tapped... Read more

Curren$y & Juvenile Come Together As 2 New Orleans Masters Of Rhyme (Audio)

Curren$y and Juvenile are two proven journeymen of the New Orleans, Louisiana movement. Each MC has worked on at least two illustrious labels, been part of storied groups, and built dynamic catalogs that move minds and clubs alike. Teaming with Brooklyn, New York producer Harry Fraud, Spitta and Juvy come... Read more

Curren$y Channels Truck Turner On A Mixtape Rooted In 70s Soul

The 1974 blaxpoloitation film Truck Turner starred legendary Soul artist and occasional actor Isaac Hayes as Mack Truck Turner, but it's the movie's second lead who has inspired Curren$y's latest release. The Legend of Harvard Blue takes its name from the character played by Yaphet Kotto, whom Heads may know... Read more

ScHoolboy Q & Curren$y Join Mistah F.A.B. For Cold Bars On A Chilly Loop (Audio)

Just hours after he unleashed his Sway In The Morning "5 Fingers Of Death" Golden State Warriors edition freestyle, Mistah F.A.B. promotes his next album in a more old fashioned way. Tomorrow (May 27), the Oakland, California veteran MC will release Son Of A Pimp 2. The star-studded, autobiographical album... Read more

Curren$y & Alchemist Charge Their “Mack Book” with Rhymes & Vintage Clips (Video)

It's only the second month of the year, and already New Orleans MC Curren$y has released two free collaborative projects. In January, it was The Owners Manual with Cool & Dre, and in February arrived The Carrollton Heist with the Alchemist. Named after a major thoroughfare in Crescent City, Heist... Read more

Curren$y & Alchemist Re-Up On A New Mixtape Featuring Action Bronson & Styles P

Less than one month after Curren$y released The Owners Manual free EP project with Cool & Dre, the Jetlife pilot touches down again. The Carrollton Heist returns to a celebrated collaborative catalog with Alchemist. Just under five years ago, the former Young Money standout and the Gangrene co-founder released Covert... Read more

Curren$y Strikes With A Project Produced Entirely By Cool & Dre (EP Stream)

Curren$y is one of Hip-Hop's most prolific artist. The JetLife founder and captain steers into 2016 with his latest project. The Owners Manual pairs Spitta Andretti with Miami, Florida-based platinum production pair, Cool & Dre. Cool & Dre, who worked with Curren$y on some mid-2000s Young Money projects, have done... Read more

Listen To The Best Hip-Hop Of December 2015 In One Playlist (Audio)

The number of Hip-Hop releases in December slowed, but the quality did not. In fact, it was one of the densest months of the year in terms of audio dope. Here's a playlist of the best the month had to offer. You'll hear music from PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce... Read more

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,... Read more

Curren$y Goes In the Booth and Supplies That Audio Dope (Video)

This month, Curren$y released Canal Street Confidential. The Jetlife/Atlantic Records LP features Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Fiend, among others. However, even days after a retail release and a slew of mixtapes, the New Orleans, Louisiana MC still has lyrics to go. Spitta stopped through AudioMack's recording studios to elevate... Read more

Curren$y’s Canal St. Confidential Single Embraces A Formula That Works (Video)

Curren$y is less than two weeks away from his first major label album in more than a year. Canal St. Confidential (December 4) maintains Spitta's Warner Bros. Records discography, with The Stoned Immaculate garnering lots of praise. First official single "Boulders" finds Curren$y shifting his flow into high gear, and... Read more

Bun B Knights LE$ As An Underground King. Curren$y Cosigns Too. (Video)

Jet Life Records affiliate MC LE$ has been rolling with Curren$y for years now. Along with Roddy, Trademark Da Skydiver, and Cornerboy P, his team is coming. Houston, Texas native LE$ previously cut his teeth with Slim Thug's Bo$$ Hog Outlawz, before linking with Louisiana's Spitta. On "UGK'z," he gets... Read more

Curren$y’s Album Singles Stand Tall. “Boulders” Is Rocky Mountain High (Audio)

Curren$y releases a ton of music. However, after more than 15 years in the game, the New Orleans, Louisiana MC is gifted at making those big records count. After a ton of mixtapes, group work, and lots of touring, Spitta and Warner Bros. Records are back together, marching towards Canal... Read more

If Curren$y Was A Super Hero, He’d Protect Cars From Vandals & Angry Exes (Video)

One of Curren$y's biggest hits to date is 2010's "Michael Knight." The Pilot Talk II single about the MC's late '80s Chevrolet Corvette helped take the skies and the streets at once. Speaking with Complex, Spitta revealed that if he were a super hero, cars would also be a key... Read more

Here’s A Mix of Familiar & Fresh Songs To Fire Up Your Week (Playlist)

With a long, hot, and ever-exciting summer now transitioning to fall, here is a new playlist of both new and more throwback singles, plus approved album cuts. This mix nods to stand-out tracks from the last year and beyond. This living, breathing playlist keeps building and growing. This time around,... Read more

Curren$y Keeps It All in the NOLA Family With Lil Wayne & August Alsina (Audio)

New Orleans' own Spitta Andretti released a surprise E.P. titled Cathedral earlier this month, and the rapper better known as Curren$y has now released another single in the form of "Bottom of the Bottle." Featuring assistance from fellow NOLA representatives August Alsina and Lil Wayne, the track is produced by... Read more

Curren$y & Chase N. Cashe Form A Holy Union In Audio (EP Stream)

Earlier this year, New Orleans' resident Spitta Curren$y released Pilot Talk 3, his fifth studio album and one that was highly anticipated, as it had been five years since the first two albums of the Pilot Talk series were released. Only a few weeks later, he dropped the E.P. Even... Read more

Rakim, De La Soul, Cam’ron & Curren$y Among 2015 A3C Headliners

Beginning October 7 through October 11, 2015's A3C Festival in Atlanta, Georgia received some key developments this week. Within the five-day 11th annual festival, a number of highly-respected Hip-Hop artists are confirmed to perform. Some early-announced headliners include two Long Island, New York iconic outfits, Rakim and De La Soul.... Read more

Thelonious Martin Is One Producer You MUST Be Watching For (Video)

So who will be the highly sought-out producers of tomorrow? Montclair, New Jersey's Thelonious Martin is one worthy of consideration. After work with Curren$y, Mac Miller, and MC Tree, Theo' is holding down his own fort. Taking 2014's Wunderkid freebie project, Martin provides a quick visual for "Wrong Or Right." Just... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of April 2015 in One Playlist (Audio)

The month of April 2015 in Hip-Hop brought some welcomed surprises. A slew of artists released high quality freestyles over classic 90s beats, including Fabolous, Jadakiss, Styles P and Lloyd Banks, to name a few. Raekwon laid the groundwork for his F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) album, with releases featuring... Read more

Curren$y Complements His Slow Flow With Lowriders (Video)

Even More Saturday Car Tunes continues to live up to its name. Curren$y releases "Cars," where he and his Jet Life cohorts cruise through the city in the twilight. Spitta spits about his favorite hobby, as the camera catches '60s, '70s and '80s Chevrolet Impalas, and a '76 Buick Regal.... Read more

Curren$y Colorfully Lives The Good Life In His Latest Single (Video)

Curren$y's Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes keeps making its rounds. The New Orleans, Louisiana veteran takes the Cool & Dre-produced single "Rhymes Like Weight," and hustles the visual—a colorful portrait of his life at the top of the indie Rap scene. Career and fans have been kind to Spitta,... Read more

Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa’s Chemistry Never Rests, Even If They Do (Audio)

After a friendly, little conversation on Twitter, Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa have leaked another single from their newest project, #2009. Heads have seen and heard Jet Life and Taylor Gang collaborate on numerous singles and celebrated mixtapes like their 2009 joint project How Fly, but after the release of "Uber... Read more

When It Comes to Rhymes, Curren$y is Putting Up Major Weight (Audio)

It's been almost two weeks since Pilot Talk 3 (April 5) was released, and since then, Spitta Andretti has not eased up for a victory lap, but rather, floored the creative gas pedal. With another upcoming mixtape, Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes scheduled to drop April 20 (4/20 for the... Read more

Alchemist & Oh No Bring Grand Theft Audio To Los Santos (Album Stream)

Alchemist and Oh No infected many ears with their Gangrene work. Not a Gangrene project, Alan The Chemist and Oh No The Disrupt come together for Welcome To Los Santos. Releasing tomorrow (April 14), the Mass Appeal Records effort welcomes an array of genre (E-40, Ab-Soul, MC Eiht, Curren$y, Little... Read more

Curren$y Picks Up the Pace on Sidewalk Show. It’s Still Soulful Though…(Video)

Curren$y has a penchant for laid-back, soulful beats. Few can ride a track with the flexibility and ease of Spitta. Ski Beatz also has a taste for these dark and melodic sonic textures, which makes the two a formidable match. As collaborators for more than five years, Curren$y and Ski... Read more

Fresh Off His Album Release, Curren$y Is Right Back to Giving Fans New Music (Audio)

Just five days after the release of his third installment of the high flying Pilot Talk 3, Curren$y has released a single last night titled "Life 2 Die For", which was not included on his album. Spitta Andretti links up with producer Purpdogg, and the result is another smooth cut... Read more

Take Off With A Full Listen To Curren$y’s Pilot Talk 3 (Album Stream)

Curren$y's Pilot Talk 3 is a self-released break from Spitta's DD172-backed, Def Jam-distributed first two flights. The third is packaged fan-friendly style, with USB drives, and an assortment of goodies. However, to access the collector's item-style release, it takes $125 and up on the Jet Life Apparel site. Before CDs... Read more

Curren$y’s Pilot Talk 3 First Class Section Includes Jadakiss, Cool & Dre Production (Audio)

Curren$y's Pilot Talk 3 hit the skies this weekend, releasing yesterday (April 4). Spitta is selling the LP for $100 USB drives (with additional, more expensive packages available) for the moment—taking a page from Nipsey Hussle's Crenshaw idea. CDs and other formats are said to follow, but for now, it's... Read more

Remember Mixtape Wiz Khalifa? He’s Back…With Curren$y (Audio)

Before the Pop charts and the Gold plaques, Wiz Khalifa was one of the most revered MCs on the mixtape circuits. Projects like Burn After Rolling and Kush & Orange Juice help to launch one of Hip-Hop's most distinctive voices into orbit. Wiz's laid-back flow and penchant for soulful tracks... Read more

Curren$y Drops Some More Audio Dope From His Pilot Talk 3 Re-Up (Video)

Curren$y and Ski Beatz have a special chemistry. Spitta has a penchant for dark, soulful beats, and Ski, as one of the architects of Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt and Camp Lo's Uptown Saturday Night, has what seems like an endless supply. To many, Ski Beatz brought out the best in Curren$y... Read more

Curren$y’s Pilot Talk 3 Approaches The Runway, With Styles P On Board (Audio)

Still without a release date, Pilot Talk 3 must be getting close. Curren$y & Ski Beatz's latest tandem has several tracks which have surfaced online. "Alert," with The LOX's Styles P is a collaboration that's a bit out of the norm for the guest, but floats nicely into the weed-induced... Read more

Curren$y Busts Colorful Raps From The Paint Shop (Video)

Curren$y is on a tear lately. The N'awlins veteran loves reminding Heads about his love of cars, and taking old schools (and foreigns) and customizing them with style. From his forthcoming Pilot Talk 3, Spitta taxis "Cargo Planes" in video form. The visual, with lots of cool colored light fills... Read more

Curren$y’s Pilot Talk 3 is on the Way. Here’s the First Visual (Video)

Over the last 5 years, there is perhaps no artist more prolific than Curren$y. Spitta has averaged six mixtape/album releases per year for each of the last three years, and shows no signs of slowing. Pilot Talk is one of his most celebrated series. Volumes one and two of the... Read more

Stream and Download More Than 35 of the Best Mixtapes of 2014 (Mixtapes)

2014 was a year of incredibly diverse mixtape offerings. There were amazing blend projects like Yasiin Gaye which combined Mos and Marvin, beat-jacking tapes like Jon Connor's amazing takeover of Kanye West tracks, albums in disguise like Travi$ Scott's Days Before Rodeo, remix wonders like Soul Cookin's complete re-imagination of... Read more

GOAT: Which One of These MCs Deserves a Shot at Advancing to Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Trademark Da Skydiver Returns with Lush Strings Attached (Video)

Trademark Da Skydiver, longtime JET Life member with Curren$y, has stepped out on his own with his Return of the Super Villain album. Even in his solo endeavors, he still gravitates toward that lush JET Life sound. "The Return" is a laid-back track which surrounds him with melodic Spanish-influenced guitars... Read more

Curren$y Is A Drug Store Cowboy, Rallying Up Pescriptions In Audio (Video)

In the late night hour, on those New Orleans streets, Spitta Andretti himself (a/k/a Curren$y) parks in front of an all-night prescription drug store to break down how he kicks these over-the-counter rhymes, that are readily available for free samples, like, say, More Saturday Night Car Tunes. Related: Curren$y’s Releases... Read more

Curren$y’s Releases His 2nd Mixtape in a Week with Jet Life’s World Wide Hustlers (Mixtape)

Curren$y stays on his mixtape grind with his second release in a week. World Wide Hustlers features, Spitta, fellow Jet Life members Young Roddy, Corner Boy, Le$ and T.Y., as well as Smoke DZA, Freddie Gibbs and more. The project contains some original soulful beats as well as some old... Read more

It’s A Double Feature, As Curren$y Releases 7 More Saturday Night Car Tunes (Free EP)

Following late August's Saturday Night Car Tunes, Curren$y releases More Saturday Night Car Tunes. The major label veteran lives up to his reputation for ceaseless production with a handful of Cardo-produced joints, including a Wiz Khalifa feature, as well as one by Wiz's former label-mate Mac Miller. Download Mixtape Think... Read more

Le$ and Curren$y are on the Come Up (Video)

A day after releasing their mixtape, Organized Crime, Jet Life members Le$ and Curren$y are right back at it. They release the video for "Come Up," off Le$' Ace mixtape, produced by Cookin' Soul. Check it out. Related: Curren$y’s Jet Life Crew Releases Its Organized Crime Mixtape (Audio)... Read more

Curren$y’s Jet Life Crew Releases Its Organized Crime Mixtape (Audio)

Is there anyone who comes close to releasing as much free music as Curren$y? The Jet Life capo has released more than 10 mixtapes over the last 2 years. His latest is from the entire crew and, as usual, is chock full of soulful beats. Check out the stream and... Read more

The Week in Video Brought New Redman, Camp Lo, Curren$y, Your Old Droog, M.O.P., Mac Miller & More (Video Playlist)

The week in video brought closure on the mystery of Your Old Droog, freestyles from Redman, G-Unit and Freddie Gibbs, and new music videos from M.O.P., Camp Lo, Mac Miller, Jhene Aiko, Lecrae and Curren$y. See it all and more in this video playlist. Related: Last Week in Video Featured... Read more

Curren$y Is Hittin’ Switches With The Pumps & Dumps In Fo (Video)

Still knockin', the Drive In Theatre release from Curren$y gets a bit literal. The New Orleans MC hits the drive-in a la "Gin & Juice," as the moviegoers appear in various '60s Chevrolet lowriders. With his "Fo" verses, Spitta gets a bit philosophical (even if it's mostly about cars), as... Read more