Thursday, December 9, 2010

Curren$y - Gettin' and Jettin' (Best of 2010)

Curren$y's been on the scene for nearly a decade if you can believe that. I slept on dude for a while, mainly because I was apprehensive to vouch for an artist with a dollar sign in his name. I stand corrected; Curren$y's claim to fame in 2010 is a worthy one. I was especially struck by the covalent bond forged between Spitta and legendary producer Ski Beatz on their Pilot Talk series. Oh, and I also #Fuxwit the Jets and Saints, so that's a plus. Gettin' and Jettin' takes its inspiration from Hank Mobley's 1961 album Another Workout, released under Blue Note Records in 1985 (slideshow here). Track three off the album is called - you guessed it - "Gettin' and Jettin'". That's appropriate, right? Stay tuned in 2011 for more Curren$y projects, including Muscle Car Chronicles and Pilot Talk III. 'til then enjoy Gettin' and Jettin' and... turn it up!!