Curren$y Enlists Bun B & Mickey Factz For Digital Only Debut, Insists There’s No Competition With Asher Roth

Fly $ociety leader Curren$y will release his debut album, This Ain’t No Mixtape, digitally through his website of the same name, thisaintnomixtape.com, on April 21.

After stints with No Limit and Young Money, the New Orleans rapper has decided to go the independent route, expediting the release of his debut. “I thought that I was gonna wait for a deal situation, but I just got soured on the whole process of trying to get the deal and the meetings and things of that nature, so I decided to take it into my own hands,” Curren$y told XXLMag.com. “Once I realized there was nobody else—no system of checks and balances—to go through as far as release dates and shit like that with me, I was like, ‘Well, shit then, I’m coming out now.’”

Joining Asher Roth among the first XXL Freshman 10 to put out an official solo release this year, Curren$y insists there’s no competition with Roth, whose first offering Asleep In The Bread Aisle hits stores a day before Mixtape. “I think it’s cool because whoever’s gonna get Asher’s album is gonna get it, regardless of whether my album is out and the same with my album,” he said. “Everything is just good—as far as the feedback I’m hearing from people, they’re getting both.”

The album, produced entirely by New Orleans duo Monsta Beatz, will feature guest appearances from Bun B, Young Chris, Mickey Factz, and Amanda Diva, as well as fellow FS Jets Trademark Da $kydiver and Young Roddy. It will retail for $8.99, hitting iTunes soon after the April 21 release.

In related news, Curren$y will be playing a show with another fellow XXL Freshman, Cory Gunz, tomorrow night (April 16) in New Orleans.- Devin Chanda

  • http://www.get2knowpro.com LeonTheProfessional

    First commment! dope! haha…

    This should be dope… Curren$y is nice w/ it… cant wait! and i like the fact he’s goin’ indie… and a show w/ Corey – that’ll be ill too… like the moves he’s makin’.

    L.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Major labels are gonna definitely go under in the next couple of years…cats starting to figure out they aint shit no more hahaha!

  • axl rain

    officer rickyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, f/ck Gay-wack music…………..

  • What the ?

    “Curren$y Enlists Bun B & Mickey Factz For Digital Only Debut, Insists There’s No Competition With Asher Roth”

    Wow, XXl is officially Ashy Crotch nut garglers, how the fuck do you turn a Currency post into a Asher Roth post ? where’s the connection ? how is this relevant to add Ashers name in the title ?

    Keep gargling a bag of marbles.

  • IndyKid

    Uh, I think it’s because they are both coming out around the same time there dude. But hey I’m just judging on ‘Joining Asher Roth among the first XXL Freshman 10 to put out an official solo release this year’… I mean, I understand why you couldn’t grasp that because, gee, that’s only what they said.

    Why you gotta make it a fight?

    Indy

  • Stevie B

    I can not wait to hear that new Curren$y album I think it will be at least a solid debut. XXL needs to throw some more support behind that boy.

  • http://www.youtube.com/megacitywestendtv Max Profit

    Hope he has some sucess!!
    Currency should know – these labels aint fuckin wit ya until you got a good buzz.

  • Michelle S.

    He’s got the right idea. Hopefully more people will follow suit. And that was a really good idea to sell it digitally. You know at least 75% of consumers download their music nowadays anyway.