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Pilot Talk

Curren$yAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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listen  4. Seat Change (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Snoop Dogg] [Explicit] 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen10. Prioritize (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Nesby Phips] [Explicit] 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen13. Life Under The Scope (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Shante Anthony Franklin, better known by his stage name Curren$y, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. As a teenager, he was signed to Master P's No Limit Records until 2005, when he signed with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, where he remained until late 2007. While still at Young Money, Curren$y created Fly Society with skateboarder Terry Kennedy, first as a ... Read more in Amazon's Curren$y Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 13, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: DD172/DEF-JAM
  • ASIN: B003SG8104
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,084 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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About the Artist

New Orleans native, Shante Franklin, also known as the acclaimed indie rapper Curren$y, began his career as an artist on No Limit Records. After developing a relationship with Lil' Wayne, he left No Limit in 2005 and signed with Young Money Entertainment where he created music until late 2007. However, due to differences, Curren$y proceeded to take his style and music elsewhere. As an artist, Curren$y has evolved and perfected his lyrical delivery into a very unique sound. He also created the Jets International brand, a fresh approach to the new urban movement. With his own personal swagger and quick-witted lyrics, he is redefining the essence of what it means to be a southern rapper. As an artist he has built a brand by relentlessly releasing mix tapes, such as "This Ain't No Mixtape" in 2009, and attacking the internet with creative tenacity and conviction for his music. Curren$y has recorded with acclaimed artists such as Lil' Wayne, The Black Keys, The Disco Biscuits, Wiz Khalifa, The Cool Kids, and Mos Def. His latest album, "Pilot Talk," produced by the legendary Ski Beatz, incorporates live instrumentation into Curren$y's recorded live stage performances. Today, Curren$y can often be seen at Damon Dash's New York City media enterprise DD172, where he, as one of the integral artists can often be found in the recording studio working on his next project.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Legit Music July 14, 2010
By Caveman
Format:Audio CD
This was the best CD I've listened to in a long time. The guitar and rap mix is soulful and inspiring. I wish I could say such good things about most of today's rap. This is a must buy CD. I love it!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Curren$y Tha Hot Spitta finally releases his long overdue debut album Pilot Talk. Curren$y is somewhat of an enigma in the rap game. People may remember him as part of the original Young Money crew with Lil Wayne or may be more familiar with his classic single Where The Ca$h At ft. Remy Ma & Lil Wayne back in 2004. He also was featured on Lil Wayne's critically acclaimed Tha Carter 2 on the single Grown Man.

After a few non-malicious label disputes, a myriad of well received mixtapes and street albums, and a grassroots movement (JETS Son), Curren$y has finally dropped his official major label debut for the masses. I admit I was not that high on Curren$y until around this time last year (2009). I heard the song Car Service with Wiz Khalifa (also who I became a fan of at that time) and the rest was history.

Curren$y definitely has the skills to hang with some of the best rappers of today. Being somewhat of a late bloomer as far mainstream success and being somewhat unorthodox in his approach, Curren$y definitely doesn't disappoint. The album keeps a consistent tone and attitude throughout as we are exposed to his blunted reality. The production perfectly fits his style and, while not eyebrow amazing, is hypnotic and addictive. The guests are along for the ride and don't disappoint at all. The features include Jay Electronica (where's his album already??), Big K.R.I.T. (newest Def Jam signee...look for big things from him), Mos Def, Devin The Dude, Nesby Phips, Smoke DZA, Trademark Da Skydiver and Snoop Dogg.

The superior songs seem to be Audio Dope II, Life Under The Scope, The Day and Prioritize (Shout out to Big Boi!) but every song is at least 4 stars. Curren$y has managed to release an album that's worthy of repeated plays and should not be slept on in the least. Easily one of the better albums of the year and I advise you to pick this one up quickly. 4.5 Stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait! July 13, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Ive been a curren$y fan since before Young Money. After listening to all of his mixtapes on repeat for days at a time, i was wondering what was taking him so long to actually drop an LP. When i heard Pilot Talk was coming out i was excited but nervous at the same time seeing as this was his first album. After listening to this whole CD 3 times on its drop date alone... I can comfortably say... Curren$y is a beast on an underground level as well as mainstream. A+
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Bespoke
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the best of the year so far in Hip-Hop. You can listen to this from beginning to end with no stops. I have so many favorite songs on here it's ridiculous. Ive already put like 10 people on to the album but they can't find it anywhere in Houston so I'm assuming it's sold out. Good album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally a decent rap album April 7, 2011
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This is a solid rap cd and I've been happy with the purchase. No silly skits mar it. The best cut is "Roasted" -- that is the cut when people at your party say "yo these beats are legit who is this??". I think someone with even a passing interest in rap music would enjoy this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Dillos
Format:MP3 Music
Interesting enough, Curren$y is an rap artist I've heard about last year through my sister. What makes him so good is like Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, or even Hi-Tek; they're known in the hip hop world, but none of the fame recognition. What makes Curren$y platinum on this album is the ability to rap on different sounds. The theme could be completely off of normal hip hop beats, and he still raps fluently, and it sounds great. It's nothing short of amazing, and should get platinum and at least a nomination for Best Rap Album of the Year at the Grammys. If you believe otherwise, it's obvious you didn't listen to the album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fly talk July 16, 2010
By E lo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Dope cuts. CurrenSy the hot spitter does all you expect and more. The tracks are illin. If you like substance not pop and fiz check it out. Real talk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary July 15, 2010
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Most underrated, creative, lyrical genius spitting on mixtapes for free for months and months and months, and know finally his underground rep has brought him to def jam. Album is exceptional. highly recommend it!Pilot Talk
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pilot Talk is amazing
Curren$y killed this album beat are bangin rhymes are on point like always worth the purchase. No bad songs are on this album.
Published 16 months ago by Alex
1.0 out of 5 stars !!!!!WACK!!!!!
I got this from someone who likes dis guy...I dont know why everyone on here likes him but, Yo for real dis catz wack...period
Published on December 14, 2011 by Chris Alfaro
5.0 out of 5 stars Life under the scope
He did it again...
Haters don't like, but they mess with it, cause the flow so tight - S. Carter

Pretty much sums up my thoughts on this album
Published on July 11, 2011 by jetmiss
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
Album is awful, Currensy really doesn't have rhyming skills at all. Some of the beats are ok though, but beyond that, this isn't very good hip-hop.
Published on December 1, 2010 by Heisenberg
5.0 out of 5 stars THA HOT SPITTA...
Published on November 8, 2010 by $tony Jack$on
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it
Best album I've heard all year. Get this album! Spend yo currency on currensy lol
Published on November 3, 2010 by A. Hunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Best rap album I've heard in a long time. Every track is superb. There aren't a lot of rap albums that I like to listen to from beginning to end, but this definitely one of them.
Published on November 3, 2010 by Glowy
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money
This is the first rap album in a long time that I feel is more complete and the tracks consistent. I could listen to all the tracks without skipping. Read more
Published on October 22, 2010 by Ksmooth
5.0 out of 5 stars "Pilot Talk" is the breakout album of the year
Until recently, Curren$y seemed like one of those artists that couldn't catch a break. He was signed to Master P's No Limit Records without so much as releasing a single note,... Read more
Published on September 23, 2010 by Perverted Alchemist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 For The Reviewers!
This popped up in my recommendations and I read the reviews. all are on point with this one. Not a bum song on the whole CD. Read more
Published on August 27, 2010 by Lamont E. Ingram
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