Now this man can say “Brooklyn!” and I’ll recognize him as a Brooklynite. Unlike that Norman Bates muthaf*cka, Theophilus London. Given, Curtains doesn’t have your average Brooklyn flow or even style for that manner. His music has more of a D12 “Purple Pills” sound to it. His style is a little more animated than your average NY rapper, but not to the point where you can’t take him serious. His rhymes and lyrical content is definitely up to par.
His metaphors are as clever as any of these so called hot rappers in the game today. Take these bars off of “The Legend of Bagger Dope” for example: “Starting to get bored with this game like Quiji/shit watered down like Fiji/who led them to the well and forced them to drink? Dumb down they minds and ain’t force them to think/till I came back with the force of a tank/now they whole scene is destroyed and they think/I done it/see niggas pop shit like flies on it/go luniz with the jewels and drop 5 on it…”
When he’s not freestyling over Jigga’s “Where I’m From” beat (“New Dope City”) or 50’s “I Get Money” joint (“Dopesters Millions”), then most of the production sounds like they’ve been Neptune inspired: bass driven electro tracks. But even though the tracks of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Dope,” and “The Last Dope Scout” sound like they were put together in less than 10 minutes, C more than makes up for the lack of sonic sound with his words and flows.
When it was all said and done, CurT@in$ put together a mixtape that’ll definitely make heads stop what they’re doing and listen. Whether it’s a clever line he spit or a hot metaphor that’s never been used like “You’re an undercover fag, Clay Aikened out/and I’m a wild Cowboy, Troy Aikmaned out!” hip-hop fans will appreciate what this kid is cooking. Just pure and simple dopeness.