Curren$y’s Seven Other “Debut” Albums Pre-Stoned Immaculate

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    Curren$y's Seven Other "Debut" Albums Pre-<em>Stoned Immaculate</em>
    Curren$y’s been in the game for a decade now. The New Orleans rapper made his introduction as a member of his hometown’s No Limit Records, under the tutelage of Master P. Then he joined Lil Wayne’s camp donning the Memphis Bleek role for a brief period, overshadowed by Weezy’s distinguished mixtape saga. After releasing a slew of mixtapes on his own, with the release of <em>This Ain’t No Mixtape</em> via Amalgam Digital, Spitta finally had an official album under his belt—though physical copies of his Amalgam Digital work didn't hit stores until 2011.<p>His highly celebrated <em>Pilot Talk</em> and <em>Pilot Talk II</em> were his first solo efforts that were “somewhat” pushed by a major label (Def Jam). Then shortly after his deal with Warner Bros. on February of 2011, Spitta spat out <em>Weekend At Burnie’s</em>, which was his first release from Warner Bros. and (actually) debuted on Billboard charts. So, when it was announced that his latest offering <em>The Stoned Immaculate</em>, is his first “major label” debut, it came off as a <em>major</em> head scratcher for <em>XXL</em>. </p><p>Is it label politics? Do R&B hooks by crooners and guest verses by popular rappers define a “major label” debut? Do Neptunes and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League productions really make a big difference? These questions can all be answered if you listen to <em>The Stoned Immaculate</em>, released today (June 5th). After (or before) you delve into the world of Spitta's nonchalant poetry via his latest offering, check out this list of his previously released <em>official</em> albums.—<em>XXL Staff</em> (<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/xxl">@XXL</a>)</p>
  • This is a Mixtape
    <em>This Ain’t No Mixtape</em>
    <strong>RELEASE DATE:</strong> April 21st, 2009<br /><strong>LABEL:</strong> Amalgam Digital<br /><strong>PRODUCERS:</strong> Monsta Beatz<br /><strong>NOTABLE TRACKS:</strong> “Blown Away,” “The Jet’s Son,” & “On My Plane.”<br /><p>Fresh off severing ties with his former Young Money label home, Curren$y boards one of those planes he often raps about piloting and cruises all over his “real” retail debut, <em>This Aint No Mixtape</em>. Entirely produced by rising beatsmtih Monsta Beatz—who together with Spitta display a chemistry that’s almost seamless—the album finds the N.O. native exuding his cool, carefree demeanor over an assortment of smooth and synth-dousing production.</p>
  • Jet Files
    <em>Jet Files</em>
    <strong>RELEASE DATE:</strong> October 6th, 2009 (digital); June 28th, 2011 (physical)<br /><strong>LABEL:</strong> Amalgam Digital<br /><strong>PRODUCERS:</strong> Whitey, Big Chop, and Slegren.<br /><strong>NOTABLE TRACKS:</strong> "I'm Just Dope," "Sleepless In New Orleans," "The Seventies," & "The Pledge (In & Out)."<br /><p>Just six months after releasing <em>This Ain't No Mixtape</em> via Amalgam Digital, Spitta returned with his “sophomore” effort <em>Jet Files</em>. Still riding the wave of his selection as a 2009 <em>XXL</em> Freshman, the New Orleans native offered up this smooth release that built on his branding of the Jets and showcased an effortless flow.</p>
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    <h2>Curren$y <em>Pilot Talk</em></h2>
    <strong>Year:</strong> 2010
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    <em>Pilot Talk 2</em>
    <strong>RELEASE DATE:</strong> November 22th, 2010 <br /><strong>LABEL:</strong> DD172, Def Jam <br /><strong>PRODUCERS:</strong> Ski Beatz, Monsta Beatz, and Nesby Phips.<br /><strong>NOTABLE TRACKS:</strong> “Airborne Aquarium,” “Michael Knight,” “Montreux,” & “Hold On.” <br /><p>Just when the fans inhaled tidbits of Spitta’s sticky, they were blessed with a follow up to <em>Pilot Talk</em>. Though the sequel lacked high profile guest appearances, it further carved Curren$y’s adulated style of meditated 16s (or 32s) over Ski’s warm yet woozy production jammed with funk instrumentation—molding a lane that continues to resonate as Jet Life general’s own. </p>
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    <em>Weekend at Burnies</em>
    <strong>RELEASE DATE:</strong> June 28th, 2011<br /><strong>LABEL:</strong> Jet Life Recordings, Warner Bros.<br /><strong>PRODUCERS:</strong> Monsta Beatz and Rahki.<br /><strong>NOTABLE TRACKS:</strong> “#JetsGo,” “This Is The Life,” & “JLC.”<br /><p>Despite Burnies being Spitta’s first release after he inked with Warner Bros. (to a proper record deal, no less, after a P&D deal with Dame Dash’s DD172 and Def Jam for the <em>Pilot Talk</em> series), despite this collection featuring a barcode, and despite debuting on the Billboard 200 charts, our favorite green-friendly lyricist (and his recording home) still doesn’t consider this a proper debut album. Confusing? Yes. What’s not, however, is this set’s breezy production courtesy of Monsta Beatz—who manned 11 of the 12 tracks—which satiated long-time Spitta fans, while also serving as a primer for new Curren$y fans.</p>
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    <em>Muscle Car Chronicles</em>
    <strong>RELEASE DATE:</strong> February 14th, 2012<br /><strong>LABEL:</strong> DD172<br /><strong>PRODUCERS:</strong> Sean O'Connell<br /><strong>NOTABLE TRACKS:</strong> "Bout it 2011" & "Fly Out."<br /><p>Clocking in at 19 minutes in total, this passion project from Spitta's stint under Dame Dash felt like the result of a garage jam session more than some fully developed LP. Perhaps that's why Spitta didn't end up promoting the project's release and ended up filing a lawsuit against Dame Dash shortly after its release. And whatever happened to the <em>Muscle Car Chronicles</em> movie that was supposed to accompany the album? </p>
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    <em>The Stoned Immaculate</em>
    <strong>RELEASE DATE:</strong> June 5th, 2012<br /><strong>LABEL:</strong> Jet Life Recordings, Warner Bros.<br /><strong>PRODUCERS:</strong> J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Monsta Beatz, and The Innovatorz. <br /><strong>NOTABLE TRACKS:</strong> “No Squares,” “Chasin Paper,” & “Chandelier.” <br /><p>Right. Neptunes production, vocal features from Estelle and Marsha Ambrosius, and verses from Wale and 2 Chainz make this album an actual "major label" debut, in comparison to Spitta's almost decade-long career in the game. It's confusing, but what's there to hate? Though it lacks the Woodstock reefer scent of projects like <em>Pilot Talk</em>, the album's great, and it's a refined addition to Spitta's catalog of solid releases. </p>
  • W

    What the F? Why are u guys so mad at Spitta? Is it bcs your The Stoned Immaculate review was so shitty that you have 4 pages of people disagreeing with you? Grown the F up and hire some decent writers instead of wasting our time with useless articles like this. This is probably the only magazine that gave Currensy such a low rating and the funniest thing is that u are give XL’s to rappers like David Banner, Meek Mill, Ace Hood and even Mac fuckin Miller with his corny pre-teen raps.

    • jaeki

      Nobody’s hating on Spitta. If you read the intro (and the slides), we praise his releases. The album receiving a certain rating is entitled to the writer’s opinion. If you disagree with it, then write your own review.

      • Wheel Chair Jimmy

        I get that reviews are merely someone’s opinion, but xxl reviews vary so drastically. Diggy gets an xl, while games red album gets an L? Really? I’m barely a game fan, the last album i checked for was documentary. red was definitely a return to form, and xxl’s gonna tell me they felt diggy’s set was better? I did try and listen 2 it but it was pop garbage, not even pop like b.o.b. more pop like mindless behaviour (hard, if you’re a 9 yr old girl) End of the day though reviews aren’t usually an issue regardless of what u write, games fans will buy games album. But here with currensy genuinely feel u did him wrong, regardless of what he’s put out this is a big look for him and he kinda needed that support. I honestly don’t get how u can say it’s anything less than xl. Just started listening to him a weeks ago but I feel this up there with his best. Don’t get it twisted, I’m not saying you should lie in your review just because he’s (sort of) on the come up. I’m saying tell me what stops it from getting an xl, because the answer can’t be it doesn’t sound enough like his other albums. Really i feel that xxl should have maybe one reviewer (with a lot of time) so the reviews can be more coherent. Some reviews are negative because said album’s the same as the last, some reviews don’t like that they switched up at all. or maybe you could get user reviews and pick the best ones? anyway I’m not some butthurt, hater I’m on this site every day and do enjoy the content, just get annoyed by the wonky reviews.

    • SHARK

      Curren$y was in one of the original freshman classes. There’s a difference between being a fan and a d*ckrider. I’m a huge fan and have met him, and smoked with the Jets – I’ll still be the first to say that his material varies wildly in quality and his constant juming from label to label, and tendency to announce huge collaboration tapes that continually get tabled is frustrating. They’re just pointing out the man has had an interesting rollercoaster of a career. They were also one of the first to cosign. It’s journalism, if you want to see a buncha Curren$y yes-men… read his Retweets.

  • pimpnastyfunk.

    I’m convinced you guys are either retarded or have really shitty research skills. The Stoned Immaculate is his major label debut because it is his first album actually released on Warner, not because of the high profile features. Weekend at Burnies was released on his imprint, JLR. The Pilot Talk series was his first physical retail project which was released on the independent label DD172, and his first two albums on amalgam are only digital releases.

    • jaeki

      Wow, didn’t know DD172 and JLR have distribution powers. So Def Jam’s not a major label? And Weekend at Burnie’s was actually released via Warner Bros./JLR. The Amalgam Digital releases were later released as physical copies (it’s mentioned in the slides), Pimpnastyfunk.

  • Juicy J

    vagina monologues

  • Currency

    Hey! I aint got no vagina monologues boi!