Working with Harry Fraud once again, Curren$y bangs out another solid release with “The OutRunners,” this time with powerful lyrics about life in the COVID-19 pandemic.
A New Orleans legend, Curren$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.