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Don't Miss This Jet Ho! (Rating: 8 out of 10- -4.0 stars),
This review is from: The Stoned Immaculate (Audio CD)
Curren$y's second album on WEA, The Stoned Immaculate came out at just the right time for the summer of 2012. I was able to hear the album a few days before it's release and see a few videos for the album. Unlike the past few albums and mixtapes, he aims for commercial sounding style of production rather than the mellow style that he had on the past albums. While not too commercial as in such as heard on the radio, but the production here can appeal to a larger audience and he can flow just as good as on it. Another big difference is unlike Weekend at Burnies, he has a more wider selection of guests here rather than just his homeboys from the Jet Life crew (ie. Trademark and Young Roddy). With this album expect a slight difference in the way it flows compared to the previous ones he has made.
The first song is the first single "What It Look Like" featuring Wale, as a great starter for the album. Following that is "Privacy Glass" is pretty hot. One thing I noticed about this album is that Curren$y rhymes less about smoking and more about females. Expect a few songs about them on this album as well such as "Privacy Glass". "Armoire" has a great beat and features Trademark and Young Roddy on the hook. Thankfully that is the only time we will get to hear them on this album (not saying that they are bad but I just gotten tired of them). J.U.S.T.I.C.E League produces the next track "Take You There" featuring Marsha Ambrosius. Obviouslly telling that she is on the song it's aimed for a commercial style track, which is overall good just by the way it sounds. The next track "Showroom" has that older sounding style that Curren$y uses on his previous albums. "Capitol" features 2 Chains and its a pretty hot track as well as the video for the song. "No Squares" has him colaborating with his old parter in rhyme Wiz Khalifa for a hot track. The next track "Sunroof" with Cornerboy P another member of the Jet Life family is pretty solid but not as rememerable as the other tracks. "Chasing Papers" and "Thats The Thing" has odd colaborations with Pharrell Williams and Estelle respectively, another obvious attempt for mainstraim success. The latter song is another female friendly track. "Chandelier" is one of the best songs of the album, as Curren$y flows perfectly over the production here. The next song "Fast Cars, Faster Women" featuring Daz Dillinger is another great song. The last song on the album is my favorite "Jet Life" with Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T. on the hook. The track helps end the album on a high note.
Overall Stoned Immaculate isn't better than his previous album. I would say its more of a side step rather than a step forward. There are obvious attempts at mainstream success here, but I wouldn't be going far as to say that Curren$y sold out. He still has that nice flow as on previous albums, but here the production style is a little different. This is definately one of the best albums of 2010, and I recommend it to those who are interested. While I'm at it, I wonder if its possible that we can get a "How Fly 2" mixtape/album? Both artists are under WEA so it shouldn't be that hard to put that together. Peace.
Note: If you download this album on iTunes or Amazon mp3, you get three bonus tracks.
Guest Appearances: B
Musical Vibes: A-
Top 5 Tracks:
1. Jet Life (featuring Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T.)
3. What It Look Like (featuring Wale)
4. No Squares (featurng Wiz Khalifa)
5. Capitol (featuring 2 Chains)
1 Fast Cars, Faster Women (featurng Daz Dillinger)
2. Armoire (featurng Young Roddy and Trademark)