Curren$y “Priest Andretti” Mixtape Download & Stream
Curren$y releases his Official Mixtape Priest Andretti, Presented by Jet Life Recordings. The 14-track tape has Features from Styles P, Noreaga, King Chip, Trademark, Fiend, Young Roddy and Corner Boy P. The classic Blaxploitation flick Superfly (1972) serves as the project’s inspiration.
New Orleans rapper, and Jet Life leader, Curren$y drops a street album titled Priest Andretti. The set is led by the Thelonious Martin-produced cut “Talk My Sh*t” and includes guest features from Cornerboy P, Fiend, King Chip, N.O.R.E, Styles P,Trademark and Young Roddy. The classic Blaxploitation flick Superfly (1972) serves as the project’s inspiration.
Priest Andretti is different from Curren$y’s other tapes to the extent that it’s his Blaxploitation tape. The title and art immortalize Youngblood Priest, Ron O’Neal’s character from the 1972 movie Super Fly, and dialog clips from the movie play in between the songs. But this isn’t a concept-piece. Curren$y isn’t pretending to be Priest, rapping from his viewpoint or even taking loose inspiration from it the way Jay-Z did on American Gangster. And the tape’s producers don’t raid Curtis Mayfield’s all-time classic soundtrack to the movie, possibly because every other rap producer has already gotten to it at some point or another. Instead, the movie’s influence is a more diffuse one — a floating vicious confidence that has a whole lot to do with the bloody strut of those old B-movies.
With eight studio albums under his belt since 2009, it’s clear that Curren$y’s love of marijuana hasn’t slowed his work ethic. New Orleans’ prolific pothead had already made three solo releases in 2012 thus far with the group project Jet World Order 2, November. After dropping the independent album, The Muscle Car Chronicles, in February, Spitta put out The Stoned Immaculate, his major label debut, in June before linking with red-hot producer Harry Fraud for Cigarette Boats in July.
Priest Andretti continues Spitta’s experimentation with different types of beats and flows. The production seems fitting for its release date and Curren$y demonstrates his always entertaining and creative delivery. Curren$y‘s musical situation is improving with every new release, and Priest Andretti will most definitely help the cause. It’s a fine addition to the growing body of work Curren$y has been developing since stepping foot in the game. Follow on Twitter @CurrenSy_Spitta @MedievalBeatz Hip Hop Beats
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