(AllHipHop Reviews) Curren$y is back with The Owners Manual, a 6-song free EP produced by the dynamic duo of Cool & Dre. The EP was ceremoniously released for free today and is full of smooth, laid back and melodic tracks that compliment Curren$y’s flow. The EP comes right after Canal Street Confidential in December 2015.
The Owners Manual starts with “Sorry For The Wraith,” the first full song. Definitely a nod to the smokers, Curren$y kicks lyrics boldly proclaiming “we been winning every day.” And win, he does. The subsequent songs also follow the mellow motif of “Wraith.” On “Rain Stunts,” Curren$y talks about how he has not changed even though his friends have. “Came Up” is a similar song, where you can envision you and a partner riding around a mountainside or somewhere deep in nature. The audio intensifies a bit on “Forecast,” where the N.O. rep rides a sparse beat and then comes back down down again on “Mallory Knox.”
Overall, Curren$y’s The Owners Manual is consistent with Curren$y’s inebriated brand, smoked out music to ride to. His work ethic is on point, as are his bars. The EP could get a little tiresome depending on your tastes. There is very little diversity, even though Cool & Dre are more than ample on the beats. Curren$y’ style at times resembles a Jazz player’s improv act. He’s doing what he wants in the moment, allowing his creative genius take the lead. The Owners Manual is a case study in style and consistency.
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