Curren$y is back at it again. Following the release of his recent album The Stoned Immaculate, he teams up with producer Harry Fraud for the brief new EP, Cigarette Boats. Despite its short length, the project allows Spitta and Harry Fraud to pack plently of punch with each track, as one of the hottest producers in rap and a grizzled vet link for a tape fans are sure to remember.
Curren$y is at his best when he sticks to a select few hands on deck in regards to a production on his projects. Harry Fraud, who created smash hit “Shot Caller” and just produced all of Smoke DZA’s last album, Rugby Thompson, was chosen as the golden child to create gems for Spitta Andretti on this new project. The synergy was displayed from the gates with “Leaving The Dock,” a track that should be in constant rotation in all of the drop top convertibles this summer. Fraud is on top of his game here, digging for samples to illuminate the smooth, effortless flow of Spitta throughout. Fraud’s star shines brightest on “Biscayne Bay,” which sounds like an ode to Scarface, allowing the braggadocio flow of the New Orleans native to weave effortlessly through the piano keys and harp distributed via La Musica De Harry Fraud.
The head honcho of the Jet Life movement chose wisely in regards to collaborations on this project. When in need of someone to ride the well crafted beat by Fraud on “WOH,” Spitta calls on D-Block member Styles P. The Ghost leaves no stoned unturned with his 16 bars, allowing his fans to close their eyes and visualize the story the MC is telling, starting out his verse with “Way out here you can feel the ambience/Hundred thousand dollar bottles of Don Perrion.” Styles does a great job engulfing the fans in imagery of what encompasses the Jet Life movement in very few words. DZA holds it down on “WOH,” switching up his flow constantly and captivating the fans with each bar.
Spitta Andretti is in the zone on Cigarette Boats. The former XXL Freshmen makes sure not to stray away from the concept of the project lyrically, dropping bars in a boss-like tone. The Warner Bros. signee gives the fans a glimpse of his dreamworld in “WOH” with bars like “Undetected by radar/Close circuit track endurance lap race cars/Triple O, I just drive like that to protect my rims, I ain’t slow/Check in see how fast it go, that drug dealer flow, George Gervin ice cold/Finger roll, with that pen, turn that paper into gold.” He has proven the statement, “It isn’t just what you say, but how you say it,” rings true, as he lures fans into his ’80s Miami dreamworld with his flow on each track.
Curren$y ends the project with well crafted track “Sixty-Seven Turbo Jet,” as he weaves tales of his hustle as a rising artist with one of a successful hustler. He and Harry Fraud have created a gem with Cigarette Boats. —Christian Mordi @mordi_thecomeup.