On Super Bowl Sunday, Curren$y got hip-hop’s attention by dropping another tape for his adoring fans, as he continued his tradition of new music on the day of the Super Bowl. His mixtape New Jet City gives fans what they expect from him as his smooth flow-over beats you can ride or even blaze to. Now Spitta has been working hard in 2012 by touring, dropping his major studio debut album The Stoned Immaculate and releasing countless EP’s and other mixtapes to appease his fans.
“New Jet City” starts off with the title track which is his statement track about his accomplishments in the game to date, and to set the tone of the tape. The next track “Clear” featuring Jadakiss, produced by legendary Statik Selektah, deals with being upfront about money and no second guessing the matter. On the next track “Choosin” he reunites with his partner in smoke Wiz Khalifa and MMG head honcho Rick Ross as they rap about the cars and clothes each rapper will have the women picking out for them, and as he puts it “the haters will gonna lose it.”
The tape then shifts to “Sixteen Switches Part 2” which is a sequel to the song that appeared off his first album This Ain’t No Mixtape. This joint is used as a smooth interlude in which he deals with his car on hydraulics. The next song called “Three 60″ featuring The trippy mane himself, Juicy J, and produced by frequent TGOD producer Cardo, gives a smooth vibe to chill to. Spitta is at his best on this joint. “Living for the City” comes up next and it is another interlude that transitions to “Drive” featuring JetLife artist and frequent collaborator Young Roddy and Styles P. Each artist deliver a nice verse on their come up story and as Curren$y says in the hook, “It ain’t what you wear it’s what you drive? It ain’t what you drive it’s where you park? It ain’t where you park it’s where you live? It ain’t where you live it’s how you die? It’s either how you died or who you killed…” - meaning your inner drive controls where your life ends up.
As the tape continues into the second half, the next song called “B***h Get Up” featuring Juvenile and samples a line from Juicy J differs from the typical Curren$y flow as this banger gets you hype. “Coolie in the Cut” featuring JetLife artist and frequent collaborator Trademark has a futuristic feel to it which is unique coming from heavy-hitter Lex Luger, but deals with what each rappers do in their down time. One of the standouts on the tape “Mary” comes up and from start to finish Spitta delivers while the chorus is catchy enough to stay in your head for days. Still on the smokers theme, the tape continues with “Purple Haze” featuring upstart rapper Trinidad James and R&B crooner Lloyd. This smooth melodic tune has decent verses from both and a outstanding hook from Lloyd.
As the tape enters its final leg, “These B****es” featuring French Montana deals with the different types of women rappers deal with on a daily basis. “Moe Chettah” comes on and as soon as the song starts, he makes it clear that money is his primary concern. New Jet City closes with “New Program” featuring Young Roddy over the same instrumental as the intro which serves the same purpose, making another statement. As Curren$y showed with this mixtape, his quantity as well as the quality never ceases to amaze, making him one of Hip-Hop’s most respected rappers still today.
Written by: Jerrell Leeper (@DapperJ)