When asked who is the hardest working rapper in the industry if you say any other name other than Curren$y you'd be a liar. No one is more consistent at making GREAT mixtapes and FLAWLESS albums for their fans. He has a flow that pays homage to the greats such as Outkast, 8Ball&MJG, UGK, CamRon etc. Most critics refer to his music as "Boring". They are just expecting a rapper to not create his own lane and be apart of this image rappers are supposed to have. Since he comes from New Orleans people expect this hard ass rapper from the "murder capitol" like the rappers from his previous label mates. He's not gonna make a track about throwing 12,000 to some hoes in a strip club he's rapping about making 12,000. He's not gonna rap a bunch of fabricated lies about AK's and being a New Orleans killer. His raps are about things we can all relate to on a day to day basis with some OG knowledge sprinkled in there. Anoybody on their grind or looking to get on one can realte to him. From his first tape "Sports Center Vol 1' to "New Jet City" he is still the same G, same flow. Just today there is improved wordplay and he chooses the perfect production that adds personality in a way. I'm glad people are starting to wake up, they were sleeping on him far too long.
Let's take a look at all of his work:
Sports Center Vol 1 (2004). - When he was signed to No Limit he dropped this tape. He even mentioned on "Hot Spitta" he didn't "smoke no trees". Oh how things have changed.
Welcome Back (2005)- Shame to say I loved the "Like You Freestyle". "Serious Freestyle" was the best song on the tape for me.
G Series Vol 1 w/ Mack Maine (2005)-
Life at 30,000 Feet (2007) - OG Curren$y. My favorite track would have tobe "Smoke-N-Maintain".
Independence Day (2008)-"She on My Mind" was my favorite. "Your Direction", "Airplane","Lookin Down on My City" are some tracks I love as well.
Higher than 30,000 Feet (2008)- Curren$y started to add his classic movie mixtape covers we all love today. As well as personality to his beats. You could tell he finally got full control of himself as an artist. And "Spit Vicious"? A freestyle over my favorite Clipse song? You already know it's my favorite.
Welcome to the Winners Circle (2008)- Off Wayne's label and still grinding. "Another Story To Tell" is the best off the tape.
Fear & Loathing in New Orleans (2008)- "Movie Writers, Businessmen, and Gangstas" is the favorite off the tape and "Stealth Technology" for killing the Outkast track.. "Title Track", and "Intergalactic Society" are mine as well.
Super Tecmo Bowl (2008) - "Whoa" would have to be my favorite. "Bad Bitches and Vodka" would also be up there.
Fastimes at Ridgemont Fly (2008) - "Modern Day Hippie" takes the cake for me. "Roll My Shit", "Navigation Pimpin" and cant forget the Jeezy sampled "Non Stop Flight".
Fin...(2008) - "New Day" I've posted before but very loved. "The Only Thing That Matters" stole the shine on the tape for me.
This Aint No Mixtape album (2008)- "Scared of Monsters" and "Sail On" featuring Young Chris were my favorites.
How Fly (2009)- I once read an article where they referred to Wiz & Curren$y as the new day Method Man and Redman. That's all I have to say for this tape. The two compliment each other and I can't wait for "Live in Concert".
Jetfiles (album) - This is a great album by $pitta, possibly one of the best. The production was amazing. "On My Way" and "The Pledge" still get played on a daily basis.
Smokey Robinson (2010) - I remember this tape dropped the same day that the NO Saints won the Super Bowl. A great day for New Orleans.
Pilot Talk album (2010)- "Seat Change" featuring Snoop Dogg and "Prioritize" were my favorite tracks. Ski Beatz did an amazing job on this album.
Pilot Talk 2 album (2010)- Once again Ski Beatz blessed Curren$y with amazing production. It's hard to choose a favorite track from this album because it can play all the way through. I'm going to go with "Silence" featuring McKenzie Eddy.
Return of the Winners Circle (2011) - Got the nickname Curlyhaired Amanda from the first track "Daze of Thunder". And I swear I play "Rain Delay" every day it rains. Gotta love the Raekwon "Rainy Dayz" sample.
Jet Life to the Next Life (Compiltaiton Mixtape 2011)-
Weekend At Burnies album (2011) - "She Don't Want a Man" is my favorite. Got to love a great story being told on a track. "Money Machine", "Get Paid", and "On G's" are my other favorites.
Verde Terace (2011) His first Gangsta Grillz with Dj Drama and his classic shit talking over every track. Very hard to choose a favorite because this mixtape is great from Intro to Outro. My tie for favorite would have to be "Ways to Kill" and "High Tunes". Everybody was anticipating his Wayne collab but I felt Lil Wayne had a weak verse for the Outkast beat.
Jet World Order (Compilation Album 2011)
Covert Coupe EP (2011) his first tape released on Jet Life Recordings under Warner Bro. All production done by The Alchemist. My personal top three would have to be "BBS", "Ventilation", and "Double 07".
Here (2011) Another five track EP from Spitta. "Conference Call" would be my favorite track due to the whole fam on it.
Jet World Order 2 (Compilation Album 2012)
Muscle Car Chronicles (2012) Different because of the production. Spitta's beats were replaced with live rock overseen by Sean O' Connell.
Stoned Immaculate album (2012) This album brought a lot of people sleeping on Curren$y out of a deep slumber. Had a lot of features on it that were surprising. Track produced by Pharell, one with hsi homie Wiz Khalifa, a love story with a hook featuring Estelle which her voice was perfect for 2Chainz, Wale, Marsha Ambrosius, Daz Dillinger, and BIG K.R.I.T. added a great hook. "Privacy Glass" and "Thats The Thing" were my two favorite tacks. "One More Time" the bonus track was MY SHIT.
1st 28 EP (2012) A slept on mixtape made along side Styles P the Ghost and production by Monsta Beatz. These two are a great duo. All I needed was Jadakiss on there as well with the three of them going back and forth on the track like D-Block used to. "Go" with Daz Dillinger might be my favorite.
Ciggarette Boats EP (2012) Production all done by Harry Fraud. All five tracks were all well above average. One stood out the most for me and that's "Biscayne Bay".
3 Piece Set (2012) a tape alongside Young Roddy. Only three tracks but they are all amazing. Young Roddy is really up next. "Yella Cab" is my favorite.
Priest Andretti (2012) Another themed mixtape based off of the movie "Super Fly". My favorite would have to be "Money Machine 2" and "Stainless".
New Jet City (2013) Maybe one of his best tapes yet. I think the production was done perfectly. Each tracks productions fits perfectly with the flow/verses. His choice of features range from Jadakiss who gave a flawless verse, Wiz, Ross, Juicy J who I was glad to see on the tape as well as a sampled hook, Trademark ,Roddy, Styles P, Juvenille who I was glad to see as a feature, Lloyd, Trinidad James, and French Montanta. My favorite would have to be a tie between "Mary" and "Moe Chettah".