Review Summary: Curren$y's a top notch story teller and it shows on his mixtape, one of the best of '09!
Curren$y wants you to listen to his music Jet smoked high. It’s clear, he might just be the southern revival of G-Funk. Fast Times At Ridgemont Fly
is quite possibly the most bizarre rap album of it’s kind, a mixtape that feels like a full album, and even when it uses beats from other artists and it becomes abundantly clear, Curren$y still makes it his own trippy concoction. Fast Times at Ridgemont Fly
is the stoner’s new favorite rap mixtape, and displays Curren$y’s love of the green leaf lovably.
Fast Times at Rdigemont Fly
is particular for its full sound, due to Curren$y’s dire love of the west coast and Dr. Dre beats. “Roll My ***” and “Still That Nigga (In & Out)” both feature some of Dre’s top notch productions, with the later being the electrically bouncy highlight of 2001
“Still Dre”, the other being Busta’s jazzy anthem “New York”. Curren$y’s ear seems to be more focused on exotic, jazzy, g-funky beats. Occasionally switches his taste in favor of synth-central, like the Crazy Frog-but-better synth work of “Modern Day Hippie” or the horror keyboard bounce of “Brett Favre”, but Curren$y here proves he has a fantastic ear for beats.
And he sounds perfect with these beats, as his stoner persona is likeable and we certainly wouldn’t want the beats to make him unlikeable. As a rapper, he sounds low-key, sort of like Clipse-vocally, mixed with the stoner tales of Devin The Dude, and prefers to rap on and on, much like his former labelmate Weezy. Curren$y is pretty basic in actual lyricism, but he can tell hilarious stories, and that’s pretty much what we’re all here for. Fast Times at Ridgemont Fly
is an ace attempt to write G-Funk for the new generation.
Put your blunts up, here’s to another mixtape to smoke to!