Remember when Snoop signed with Master P and No Limit Records? Curren$y really has nothing to do with that directly, except for the fact that he raps about a lot of weed and is actually from New Orleans. Actually, Curren$y seems like a super-Snoop: when he's not rapping about weed, he's composing funky, triumphant lyrics that testify to a struggle of resisting big record companies and believing in yourself, but he does it over tracks that are so rooted in the chill culture of black New Orleans that at times it feels like this is some sort of jazz-electronica hybrid that you're listening to.
It's sorta like taking Snoop's 1996 project The Dogfather and replacing its west coast, g-funk heart with the heart of the U.S. south. Don't get it twisted, I don't mean to establish a hierarchy: Curren$y is obviously a cultural descendant of Snoop -- not Snoop, and not "better" than Snoop -- and it serves him extremely well. And peep: dude is linked tightly with Mos Def -- an interesting concoction, to say the least. His debut LP Pilot Talk is available now.
* "Sports Center Vol. 1" (2004)
* "Welcome Back, Curren$y" (2004)
* "Life At 30,000 Feet" (2006)
* "Independence Day" (2008)
* "Higher Than 30,000 Feet" (2008)
* "Welcome To The Winner Circle" (2008)
* "Fear And Loathing In New Orleans" (2008)
* "Super Tecmo Bowl" (2008)
* "Fast Times At Ridgemont Fly" (2008)
* "Fin..." (2008)
* "How Fly" (with Wiz Khalifa) (2009)
* "Smokee Robinson" (2010)
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