Album Review- Curren$y- Pilot Talk

So if you're from the South you miught just have heard of Curren$y who was at one time, signed to Cash Money records. He was featured on one of those lil Wayne albums and apparently has done his thing on the mix tape circuit. Curren$y, whose alias is the Rhyme Spitta, more recently had hooked up with Dame Dash to help out the fledgling career.

For some, it's a long awaited studio album, though for most people, mix tapes are just as good. Pilot Talk starts out with "Example" as Curr intends to show his lyrical ability and let you know what to expect on the album. "Audio Dope II" has a decent enough beat though it is the most energetic song on the album and it says something. The album is full of sleepy sounding records, like "King Kong" while 'Spitta' has his chance at a bragging rap song. "Life Under the Scope" might be the only song about something at all, with Curren$y rapping about the TMZ type culture we live in, even throwing in a reference to an early season of the Real World where Tammi gets David kicked out. (that stood out because that's when the show was actually real) The current video in rotation for Curr is "Breakfast" which is about.....i couldn't tell you.

Features range from Snoop Dogg on "Seat Change", to Mos Def and Jay Electronica on "The Day" where they each take turns describing a random day in their environments. "Chilled Coughee" features Devin the Dude, Mikey Rocks spits on "The Hangover", and Nesby Phips is on "Prioritize". More underground rappers featured are Stalley on "Address", Trademark and Young Roddy on "Roasted", and Smoke Dza and Big K.R.I.T. on "Skybourne".

This is another album where I find myself with a lack of words because there is a lack of things going on in it. The beats are very laid back and mellow and Curren$y's voice doesn't help. The album has no true direction and in fact is one of those "smokers albums" where a guy just raps and if you're high, you can deal with it. For me, it's a wasted opportunity as he does have promotions going for him such as the MTV's Fab 5 mention.

Rating: 1.5/5


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