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Music Review: Curren$y – “Smokee Robinson”

Posted by Oak Jones on February 12, 2010

It’s been four years since his smash single “Where Da Cash At” which featured Lil’ Wayne and Remy Ma, and I’m sure the world was awaiting an album release. However, due to financial and creative differences with Weezy, Spitta opted out of his contract, and left the record label that he had called home for over two summers. Since then, a lot has changed for the New Orleans native who was once a premiere artist on the Young Money imprint. While still at Young Money, Curren$y created Fly Society with skateboarder Terry Kennedy first as a clothing company, then expanding to release music. He’s released dozens of mixtapes, and even an official album, entitled This Ain’t No Mixtape under Amalgam Digital last year. I always have a great deal of respect for musicians that have a strong work ethic, as well as moving forward even when faced with major setbacks. 2009 was a great year for Curren$y, and he’s determined to begin 2010 an even better one.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Spitta released Smokee Robinson in collaboration with the infamous Don Cannon. He kept the formula pretty simple, with features from old friends such as Wiz Khalifa, Nesby Phips and the Jets, along with new some new acquaintances; Nipsey Hussle, Big Sean and Chip the Ripper. Though what the mixtape lacks in originality, it makes up for in amazing production and bangability. Also, the album shows lyrical progression in the hypnotizing track “Mazaltov” with Wiz and Nesby, as well as “Fat Raps” in which the gang from Ohio lends a helping hand.

Most of the songs on Smokee Robinson are fairly short, but it also lets the audience experience Curren$y’s nimble wordplay and common tales of weed, women, and materials. Though this mixtape didn’t stray from the normal formula, Curren$y is definitely an artist that can speak about these topics the better than most. Smokee Robinson is definitely an enjoyable CD, especially for the car on a Saturday night. Like the old saying goes: “If it not broke, don’t fix it.”

-Oak
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2 Responses to “Music Review: Curren$y – “Smokee Robinson””

  1. Classic Ice said

    Is this better than Jet Files..

  2. […] Grade A: Music Review: Curren$y – “Smokee Robinson”  […]

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