Hip-Hop: Year in Review 2010

Hip-Hop: Year in Review 2010
5. Curren$y Pilot Talk (BluRoc)
After brief stints on Master P's No Limit Records and Weezy's Young Money Entertainment, New Orleans native Curren$y (nee Shante Anthony Franklin) bounced from the label in 2007 to do things his way, and it couldn't have worked out better for him. Linking up with Dame Dash's DD172/Creative Control collective and the best producer in the '90s you may never have heard of, Ski Beatz (Jay Z, Camp Lo), Curren$y brings a smooth, weeded out lyrical flow that meshes perfectly with the funk, blaxploitation guitars and crisp drums that Ski cooks up. Best enjoyed with the strain of your choice, Pilot Talk is truly a refreshing listen.
Mark Bozzer