curren$y is the epitome of a backpack rapper. not backpack in the sense of hipster, dark-rimmed glasses, born in queens but now calls brooklyn home, type-backpacker. instead, he’s the type of backpacker that’s carried on from spot to spot, looking for a place to settle in. a short stint on no limit’s couch and another on the doorstep at cash money/young money records helped create a buzz for the quick-witted albeit regularly stoned new orleans spitter. but his recent venture with warner bros to distribute records under his own jet life recordings is the move that should take curren$y from virtual unknown, to billboard status.
curren$y’s laid-back southern drawl shouldn’t be confused with laziness. he’s anything but. his rhymes are laced with references to weed, fine clothes, expensive women and fancy cars, but again, there’s more here than meets the eye. his “jet life” persona makes the music seem larger than life…like every day there’s another runway where the plane is going somewhere with tall drinks and white sands. of course, there’s never any shortage of high-end green.
covert coup and weekend at burnies are curren$y’s latest releases and both are fantastic voyages into the mind of hiphops most seasoned “rookie”. watch out, curren$y waited a long while for this break and for the foreseeable future it doesn’t seem as if they’ll be any letting up. check out “#jetsgo” the first single from weekend at burnies.