Youd be hard pressed to find a rapper, or any musician, really, who doesnt like weed. Youd also be hard pressed to find one who likes weed more than New Orleans rapper Curren$y. Flying directly in the face of most pothead clichés, he is also one of the more prolific rappers working today. After years of mixtapes, and features galore, Curren$y finally released his debut album, This Aint No Mixtape, in 2009. Since then, hes released six studio albums (two each year), and may still have another one on the way later this year.
Curren$y does his listeners a favor by letting them know what theyre getting into with his latest LP, Weekend at Burnies, from the albums title and cover. The car on the cover has a pot leaf on the grill, Cheetos and bubbly are littered about, and stylized smoke pours out of the windows. If thats not the cover of a stoner album, I dont know what is. To top it off, the title is an obvious homage to Weekend at Bernies, the classic 80s corpse comedy, complete with the film’s original font being used on the album cover as well. The actual content of the album is just what youd expect from Curren$y: solid beats and great rhymes.
While some that prefer their hip-hop to be more socially conscious may not be fond of Curren$ys lyrical content, even they could not deny that he spits with the best of them. His flow is not particularly fast, and he isnt a master of wordplay, but his power is undeniable. Hes a frontrunner for the rapper of the Twitter age, as evidenced by album opener #jetsgo. So far, hes kept a high quality to go along with the high volume of his releases, and Weekend at Burnies is no exception. It wont be his breakout into the mainstream, but if he continues at this rate hell be there soon enough.