Curren$y teams up with DJ Statik Selektah for a return-to-mainstream form on “Gran Turismo.” It’s a solid tape with tight beats and rapping from a Curren$y who knows his weight class.
A New Orleans legend, Curren$y is not only an important figure locally as he, with Wiz Khalifa, started the wave of stoner rap that would dominate hip-hop in the late ‘00s into the ‘10s. He began as a late signee to the historic New Orleans label Cash Money Records, working with Lil Wayne. But feeling that he didn’t fit in with the Cash Money style, Curren$y made his own label, Jet Life Records, that would become the second most influential New Orleans hip-hop label ever. But his legacy didn’t end there. He is still one of the hardest-working rappers in the local scene today, having produced dozens upon dozens of projects within the last decade.