The Curren$y and Jet Life Thread

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Jul 26, 2014

The one and only Damon Campbell recently caught up with Curren$y, ahead of the rapper's Canal St. Confidential album. Damon digs up the dirt on Spitta, first bringing up when a Young Curren$y had to wear an eye patch (visualize that for a second). Curren$y also reveals how Styles P taught him a thing or two about counting bars, prior to which, Spitta was really just winging it.

As the conversation continues, Curren$y speaks his mind when it comes to our current rap game, and how it's a whole lot of copy cats out there. "I think originality is the most important, but it's a pay cut," he says. He goes on to give an insightful analyzation of underground music versus mainstream music lovers, "I'm an underground music listener myself, I don't listen to mainstream music. It's not that it's not good, a lot of it sounds the same..If you getting online and you researching some artists and you find it, it's sacred to you cause you had to find it, you kinda wanna protect that artist's sound, and you don't wanna them to get into that mix and make it all watery. I'm gunna prove this rip, that you could do it, this is just the underground coming above to take a piss in the mainstream."

We go on to receive a few more anecdotes about Spitta as a child falling into a sewer and throwing out his brother's weed (those are two unrelated stories), and much, much more (so many more that Curren$y has to ask Campbell if he's wearing a wire).​
Jul 26, 2014

Some footnotes
*Says he was on 8 Song on a 504 Boyz Album we he first started out with Master P
*Talks His Brother Mr Marcelo
*Thought He wasnt Good when he first started out rapping
*Says any situation he is in "He' real Loyal (3:54)
*Talks about the Dame situation (kinda skate over it), Being a big Fan of Raekwon, Smoke DZA (3:55-5:26)
*Talk First Linking with Wiz on Myspace (5:27-6:05)​
*Ebro Compares Wiz Vs Currensy Success , Like for Cars, Gaining Respect from other in Hip-Hop , "Drive By"(6:40-7:47)​
*Says he has a follow up song with Rick Ross
*Talk being from the Eastern New Orleans, & The Common Misconception that he is from The UPT (Uptown New Orleans), Talks Him & His Homie Katrina Story (8:40-11:23)
*Ebro believing Katrina being a Inside Job & Curren$y View (11:24- 12:48)
*Talks Getting High with Wayne, Weed Edibles, Hash Brownie Incident (14:00 - 20:27)
*Doing Mushrooms, Owning Lowriders , spends 5-6 Grand on Car Insurances, Broken Bones @ Concert, Talks Canal Street in New Orleans compared to Canal Street in NYC , Meeting Styles P & Styles Buying Bad weed in N.O. , (20:30 - 26:50)
Freestyles (27:12 - 28:33)​​
Jul 26, 2014

Listen here:


(0:00 -6:18) - Introduction, Talks Canal Street Confidental, His Formula and putting out product, Good food to eat while high & never eating Pop tarts
(6:19 - 10:09) - Becoming best friends with Wiz Khalifa, Meeting Wiz via Myspace, Wanting to work w/ fabolous, What makes Wiz a good friend, having a great memory, weed misconceptions
(10:10) Interviewers discuss 1st meeting Curren$y, NahRight videoblog, best airport, Says he doesnt like eggs, long flights
(14:38-19:48) Attending Middle School w/ Lil Wayne & Cortez Bryant, Cortez being structure, Talks Mr Marcelo being on Master P label, being around Master & Snoop touring, not being around Cash Money/Ruff Ryder tour, talks Snoop moving down south
(19:49 - 24:09) Wanting to be an Elementary school teacher originally, crowd interaction, Talks The Lox, Doesn't really listen to his own music, Derek Jeter, "back-up plan"
(24:10-29:25) - Purchasing cars through Ebay, First 6-7 cars found on Ebay, "Woadie", Slang terminology
(29:26-39:07) meeting Rick Ross in Dominican republic, recording, Brief Commerical break, Listening to Smokey Robinson, Marvin gaye, NWA, Steel Pulse growing up, Experience attending magnet school, "5'3" rap name
(39:08-45:58) Playing sports growing up, Origins of the name Curren$y, Lil Wayne being most influential artist, Playing GTA, Drinking
(46:00-52:34) "Popping Bottles" track, Going 1st on a track, rewriting verses, One Blood & placement on tracks, Smoking at movies, Dating women who smoke, Longest car trip, Living in Tribeca, eating bubbies
(52:35-56:20) - August Alsina, Phonecall to Lil Wayne to appearing on "Popping Bottles", Louisiana festival, Running into old friends, Living In NYC, Talks about features on Canal Street Confidental
(56:21-Final) - Roc-A-fella Chain, Closing​