Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Value of A Dollar is Up In Hip Hop

I'll be the first to admit, I'm probably the last one deciding to jump on the Curren$y bandwagon. He's been releasing lots of music, mainly on mixtapes, but this year he's gotten a whole lot more critical acclaim by dropping two studio albums. Believe it or not he signed with Master P to No Limit records in 2005 and then was part of Young Money until 2007 (before it became the Young Money is it now) before landing on BluRoc  Records this year, which falls under Dame Dash's DD172 record label division, distributed by Def Jam. 

I'll be honest, between sets at the @REALWIZKHALIFA show I was at last week (review to follow), I heard a couple really hot tracks and made a point to check them out after the concert. Lo and behold, both belonged to ya boy @currensy_spitta, who rips apart verses on both tracks below. The first being over Toto's Africa beat, which has become one of the most heavily sampled beats this year. The track, which is more like a freestyle, is on fire, can't discount the lyrical ability of either artist, check it...

Wiz Khalifa feat Curren$sy - Huey Newton
Moving on to his new album, which came out yesterday, titled Pilot Talk II. The lead single from the album is Michael Knight, which was released as a single on Oct 12 and a track that the Chef jumped on for a remix (below). The track takes on the Knight Rider persona, you'll recognize the video below..

Pretty bangin' track where his grimy lyrical style festers over an instrumental that sounds like something Wu Tang would have thrown together back in the day. Fitting that @raekwon jumped on the remix and gave it even more of a Shaolin feel. Press play and go out and support the spitta in the stores...

Curren$sy feat Raekwon - Michael Knight (Remix)


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