Previews: Curren$y

By Columbus Alive
From the November 29, 2012 edition

The #TURNUP Tour is headlined by rap’s most consistent stoner. There’s nothing surprising about Curren$y’s steady stream of albums and mixtapes, but when the quality is as high, there’s also nothing disappointing about it. The New Orleans drawler’s new Priest Andretti mixtape is suitably smooth and reliably clever, another appealingly zonked-out patch of real estate in the weed-cloudy world Curren$y inhabits.

Kirko Bangz, the sing-songy Houston rapper whose gig in Columbus two months back got canceled at the last minute, sweetens the deal for Saturday’s show. He can’t seem to decide whether he wants to bite Drake or Lil Wayne, but watching him figure it out continues to be mildly enjoyable. And “Drank In My Cup” is the anthem.

Travis Porter — which is a group, not a solo artist — performs too.