What to Do Tonight: Curren$y

This is what Curren$ys currency bought him
  • This is what Curren$y's currency bought him

Curren$y is a simple man. “Smoke and make music/I’m a modern day hippie,” he raps on a track off Fast Times at Ridgemont Fly, one of his many mixtapes. And that he does. The weed-smoking, Chevy-driving New Orleans native rose to fame by putting out seven free mixtapes in 2008 before signing on with independent label Amalgam Digital, which released his debut album, appropriately titled This Ain’t No Mixtape, in 2009. Formerly signed at one point to both Master P’s No Limit Records and fellow New Orleans native Lil’ Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, Curren$y’s distinct laidback flow and creative punch lines like “Sunroof flow, so over your head” have led him to be featured as MTV’s Push Artist of the Week. While weed, cars, and clothing may be his main subject matters, Curren$y fauns over them poetically and is a prime example of how an artist can avoid a major-record label and still become successful. Although his eyes may be low, Curren$y’s music is anything but mundane. He plays the Grog Shop at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. —Jordan Zirm

Review the show at clevescene.com/concertscene

About The Author

Scroll to read more Music News articles
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.