How long is Curren$y capable of making smooth, laid back, weed-induced party raps ? I mean, it has to become played out at some point. Right? Wrong. If RAWSE can make the same song over and over again, with the same Lex Luger beat, same coke talk, and name-dropping whoever he thinks he is this month, then who is to say Curren$y can’t continue to do his thing ? As long as people keep smoking pot, they will require a proper soundtrack to it (Dude, you gotta hear that Covert Coup on weed?). Spitta has been on an unbelievable roll lately, dropping quality kush music at a pace reminiscent of Wayne in ’07. Between the Pilot Talk series, which features some of the best shit Ski has done in years, to mixtapes with all Alchemist beats, it’s kinda hard to fuck up. And, from the looks of things, the JetLife is showing no sign of slowing down, with 3 more projects due by the year’s end that we can only assume will feature more crack encrusted production based on this first leak from Curren$y’s next project, Weekend at Burnies. Surprisingly, he actually keeps the weed references to a minimum here, and raps about fucking someone’s bitch. (no #basedGod) Who cares ? Just Enjoy This Shit.
Not exactly sure what an “Arch Druid” is, but from what i can gather, it’s a collective of producers from the west coast, who are prepping a long-delayed LP with a bunch of ill features. I saw this over at Unkut, and clicked play solely for the Roc Marci appearance, but after a listen or two, this beat is ill. May have to check this album out once it drops.
Apparently this is from back when he was going by the name “Sly” and the content is very different from what you’d expect after hearing the stuffhe’s donewith Tyler. It’s actually pretty normal in comparison, but no less impressive. Earl’s raps are as complex and intricate then as they are now, and the Eminem influence is still there. What’s impressive is how Earl constructs his bars, as opposed to the content, even though there’s a hint of the self deprecating humor that’s present in most of his later work.
The world is still awaiting the return of Earl from exile and all I can think is if this kid ever decides to tone down the gore, leave the theatrics to Tyler and just spit, I think those Nas DOOM comparisons would be more deserved then people realize.
Everyday it gets harder to filter out some good music in the midst of all the shit that gets released daily. I swear Johnny Juliano already locked the worst song of 2011 in early April, you have to appreciate the commitment to failure.
Nevertheless, that’s not what you’ll be hearing here. Couple joints that dropped recently :