In the middle of a court battle with his former business partner, Damon Dash, the hot “spitta” from New Orleans, Curren$y, is at the peak of his career. Curren$y has been around for a number of years. Close to a decade has passed since Curren$y ran with an early version of Young Money before leaving.
Early in the spring of 2011, Curren$y revealed the title of his eighth studio album and second with Warner Bros. Records, The Stoned Immaculate. The promotion for the project began immediately. Curren$y kept heads bobbing with the lead single, featuring label-mate, Wale, “What it Look Like.”
On his new album, Curren$y reached out to work with those he had not worked with much in the past. Among those, aside from Wale, include Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Daz Dillinger, and Pharrell. Curren$y delivers his unique flow on each of the sixteen tracks on the album.
Unlike many new albums released this year, Curren$y finds a happy medium, as The Stoned Immaculate is not too long or too short with sixteen tracks. With so many tracks on the cutting board, Curren$y picked the best ones for the project, which kept the overall sound in synch. For those who are Curren$y fans, with The Stoned Immaculate, they are delivered the classic Curren$y, along with collaborations from many other big names.
Even with a number of collaborations, Curren$y does not compromise himself on any tracks off the album. Maintaining his individuality on the album is a major win for Curren$y, but the repetitiveness is his downfall. Overall, The Stoned Immaculate is an enjoyable album and ultimately a good way to make an hour and a half pass.
Hip Hop Vibe’s Rating: 6/10