Curren$y fans expecting new and old Andretti got what they paid for
Curren$y lit up the Park Street crowd Thursday. Paul Meara photo
Curren$y has to be one of the hardest working stoners in hip-hop. Recently releasing the third edition of his Pilot Talk mixtape series the Jet Life rapper has been touring relentlessly for it as well as the forthcoming 4/20 release of his even newer effort Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes, the third in its respective series.
Invading Park Street Saloon Thursday night, Curren$y and his compadres trotted out the type of music one listens to in a completely smoked-out state. Young Roddy got the crowd warmed up. Corner Boy P and Le$ followed by trotting out a mix of original songs, freestyles over more familiar classics and collaboration cuts with Spitta Andretti himself.
At around 11:30 the head Jet in charge touched the stage with a few newer joints from Pilot Talk III. Knowing the crowd wasn't as familiar with his newest work, the New Orleans native switched it up, dropping the Big K.R.I.T.-assisted "Glass House" and "Famous," one of his more memorable tracks from Pilot Talk II.
It became a hodgepodge after that. Curren$y performed "Elevator Musik" to an escalated applause base. Keeping true to where he was performing, Spitta then dropped "Fat Raps," a Chuck Inglish-produced super track featuring Cleveland's King Chip and Detroit's Big Sean.
The peak of the show came when the Jet Man showcased songs from his debut album, The Stoned Immaculate. Performing the 2 Chainz-featured "Capitol" and then "Jet Life," the crowd exploded when he dropped the project's Magnum Opus: "Showroom." To close out, Spitta performed his most recent hit "10gz" and then took it back to New Jet City with "Mary."
Curren$y's Columbus appearance was as expected for a Thursday show. While there was excitement in the air, it had to battle the weed smoke as there were numerous occasions fans displayed a less-than-excited demeanor. "Lit" had two meanings last night, however if you were a Curren$y fan expecting both new and old Andretti, you got what you paid for.