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Consequence, Curb Certified

In recent memory, Consequence’s hip-hop headlines have been less about the music and more about the controversy. Spats and reconciliations with former friends and collaborators Kanye West and Q-Tip created an aura around Cons where many felt like he was launching calculated attacks for publicity. Through it all, though, the Queens native has been releasing his share of free music, and he’s back this month with his latest mixtape, Curb Certified. On the brief project (12 tracks, 32 minutes), Cons takes a golden age approach, rapping polished bars over jazzy production. There seems to have been a chip that landed on ...

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