After already dropping an album and two mixtapes in 2015, ‘Canal Street Confidential’ is the fourth project from Curren$y (a.k.a Spitta Andretti) this year. His consistency to create and distribute good music is one of the reasons the loyal fanbase loves him so much. But can his new album live up to the expectations? Or does it feel like a rushed cash-in?
Canal Street Confidential
The album features eleven tracks in total. There’s also a deluxe edition available with two bonus tracks, but will not be taken into account during the review. The majority of the instrumentals are produced by Purps from 808 Mafia, the other tracks include productions by Cookin’ Soul and Cool & Dre, who are known to collaborate with Curren$y once in a while. In my opinion, it always felt as if his other projects were missing some bass-heavy tracks. However, in Canal Street Confidential there seems to be more bass present than usual. Although it still maintains the ‘smooth’ sounds that are characteristic for Curren$y.
The album also features some popular collaborators, including Future, Lil Wayne, Lloyd and of course Wiz Khalifa. These good friends of Curren$y were specifically asked to contribute, instead of ”anyone who happened to walk in the house that day”. Each of them brings their own sound to the track, giving Canal Street Confidential some nice diversity. The track ‘Bottom of the Bottle’ featuring Lil Wayne and August Alsina even has a mainstream feel, which got Curren$y some radio plays. It wasn’t even on purpose though, the three artists from New Orleans each added their own part and the song just happened.
With Canal Street Confidential, Curren$y maintains his streak of releasing good projects. It includes memorable instrumentals and solid performances from the man himself as well as the featured artists. Overall, it’s is a great experience for the die-hard Spitta fans, but it also offers something for every kind of taste. I think me, and a lot of other people will enjoy the album even after Spitta’s next project comes out…in like three months.
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