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New Curren$y Is Chump Change

Artist: Curren$y
Album:New Jet City
Rating: 2.0/5.0
Release: February 2013

Curren$y has been a staple in and possibly one of the catalyst in the stoner rap movement, so it’s an immense surprise that he mailed this one in. This is a stick of Zebra chew that loses it’s flavor after 10-12 good chomps. It’s ground chuck 80/20 and white rice. This is the Mummy 1 and 2 starring Brendan Fraser. This album radiates mediocrity, it’s marvelously tolerable. While listening I would instantly forget the song I listened to only minutes before. The flow isn’t all that consistent and the beats seem irregular and uncomfortable, nothing about this flows.

It’s not that it’s a complete pile (see Paul Banks mixtape) but I’ve grown to expect much more from a rapper that’s released an abundance of consistently decent mixtapes. Choosin’ is one track that is salvageable from an otherwise forgettable experience. I’m a sucker for fake car noises, it reminds me of being a little kid and making up noises for any number of G.I. Joe Assault vehicles (Rolling Thunder/Night Raven) or the  The Ninja Turtle Shellraiser and this song has plenty of them. The “Ayerrrrrr” sound sounds like something I may have made up in 2nd grade while piloting an X-Wing on a reconnaissance mission, with a Jurassic Park Raptor and Goro from Mortal Kombat in the front seats and the Red Power Ranger manning the Turret. Enjoy below but stay away from the mixtape as a whole.