Don't Sleep: Necessary Notables
Mixtape: Verde Terrace
Headliner: Curren$y and DJ Drama
Standout Track: "Pininfarina"
Real Spit: "At this point in my life, I'm looking at it like a hustle." These are [artist id="1823096"]Curren$y[/artist]'s opening bars on his [artist id="1829009"]DJ Drama[/artist]-helmed Verde Terrace mixtape, and the line is far more than the usual rapper rhetoric.
After cutting his teeth as part of both Master P's No Limit Records roster and the Cash Money crew, New Orleans native Curren$y branched out on his own, independently releasing a series of eight solo tapes from 2007 to 2008. While he did hook up with former Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash to release his 2010 albums, Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk II, Spitta has navigated the past few years of his career without a co-sign. Still, the jet-loving MC saw the value in partnering up with mixtape king DJ Drama for Verde Terrace, which he released Tuesday (August 23).
"There are some people that listen to Drama that have never listened to any of my music," Curren$y told Mixtape Daily. "Some people are just getting hip to it now because they're like, 'If Drama f---in' with it, I'mma have to give it a chance.' "
On Verde, Curren$y rhymes over a mixture of original productions and tries his hand at other artist's instrumentals.
OutKast's "Elevators" gets turned into "Smoke Sum'n," and Jay-Z's "Stick 2 the Script" is transformed as "Ways to Kill Em."
At the moment, Curren$y tells Mixtape Daily his favorite track is "Pininfarina," a lyrical affair over Maybach Music Group's "Pandemonium" beat. With that, Curren$y and his Jets crew add to his ever-growing discography of mixtapes. Jets, where haven't they done yet?
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