Flooding the market with numerous mixtapes, albums and EPs at the rate of three projects a year since 2008, it's a wonder how Curren$y can keep listeners interested and yearning for more material. It's even more baffling when you take into account the limited subjects of Spitta Andretti's songs, which for the most part revolve around smoking weed, rolling around in nice cars, making money and ***ing bitches. But he somehow pulls it off, thanks to a great ear for beats and his nonchalant voice and flow delivered with his trademark southern drawl.
Curren$y probably hasn't surprised anyone since dropping the fan-favorite Pilot Talk series in 2010, but has always stayed consistent and managed to find new interesting ways to talk about his aforementioned favorite topics, littering his albums with numerous punchlines that can get stuck in your head for quite some time, only to make you come back for more whenever he decides to bless his fans with yet another release. The Stoned Immaculate
, Curren$y's first real studio album backed by a major label (Warner Bros.) is no exception to that rule, delivering in every way possible for Curren$y fans. Spitta clearly knows his audience and while he doesn't take too many risks throuhout the album, he is sure to please any avid listener. This also means that there isn't much here for someone who wasn't convinced by the rapper's previous outputs: If you didn't like Curren$y beforehand, this most certainly isn't going to change your opinion of him.
This is definitely one of Curren$y's strongest releases yet, the usual spaced-out and open beats matching his slow release to a T, while the more aggressive songs ("Showroom", "Sunroof") are perfect for bobbing your head while swerving through the traffic (and are probably more entertaining than the other songs on here). Once again, we find in The Stoned Immaculate
the same consistency that makes Curren$y's albums so interesting (contrast that with the prolificacy I touched upon earlier and you'll understand why this guy is such a perplexing artist), although this might be less true here than with his other projects (ie. the weaker songs here are definitely a notch below the stronger ones in terms of quality). The features on here are also pretty well implemented, with 2 Chainz and Pharell giving the most notable help in my opinion. The only disappointment here is the Big K.R.I.T. and Wiz Khalifa-backed song "Jet Life", which could certainly have been better considering the three rappers track record together (Most notably on the song "Glass House" off of Krizzle's K.R.I.T Wuz Here
and Khalifa's Kush & OJ
All-in-all, deciding whether to give this a try is pretty easy: if you like Curren$y, this is a must-have. If you don't, you can pass your way. If you've never listened to him, you should definitely try giving this or Pilot Talk
a listen, because you're missing out on something you can get hooked on pretty quickly. I know I'm checking out every Curren$y release, even if he picks up his pace even more and starts dropping ten albums a year.