New Orleans emcee Curren$y, who is best known for his mixtape series “Pilot Talk” and lyrics depicting his deep admiration for marijuana debuted his first full length studio release entitled “The Stoned Immaculate”.
His debut combines his smooth New Orleans flow with a subdued commercial appeal which resulted in something that doesn’t happen often, especially in the mainstream music market, originality.
A cohesive project as a whole, “The Stoned Immaculate” is a laid back yet interesting look into the Jet Life, a reoccurring theme throughout the album. The introductory track, “What it Look Like” featuring Wale sets the tone for the album with lyrics such as: ” you smell the ounce, I ain’t even leave the house yet, we smoke loud, might have to get your ears checked out, after your hoes leave the jets hang out, them lames ain’t even know the newest planes came out”. Later on, during “Capitol” a track that features hot commodity 2 chainz, Curren$y explains “this jet life, you don’t scrub, you blot that, throw rugs in the porsche, I’m out front and got my top back, label me an author, fore founder of lifestyle rap”.
While the album itself has no problem standing on its own, it’s full of features from names like Marsha Ambrosius, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T, and even Pharell among others. Usually an album with that many other names attached to it can lead to a downfall but not with “the stoned immaculate”, it seemed as though Curren$y knew exactly what he was doing and executed it seamlessly.
I’ll be the first to admit that while I appreciated Curren$y for what he was as a mixtape artist, I wouldn’t have called myself a fan, but after listening to this album it’s definitely changed my opinion. I would recommend everyone to check it out for themselves, and take part in the jet life, even if its only for an hour or so.