Although his last two projects were sparse on features, Curren$y's newest tape has guests from Wiz Khalifa, Jadakiss, Juicy J, Young Roddy and more. The combination of feature rappers and chilled out beats give this mixtape some extra life. With solid production from the likes of Harry Fraud, Lex Luger, Thelonius Martin, and Statik Selektah.
Keeping it fresh with his signature, smoked out flow, Curren$y delivers a strong introduction with the title track New Jet City. Backed by a pompous instrumental, Spitta lays it down and lauds about his boss status. From âsittin in the back of his triple black, with picnic tables, twisting up sacksâ to making double our life savings, he is clearly on some new boss shit. The triumphant trumpets in the back really help deliver that strong, ignorant rich sound.
The next two tracksÂ feature some hot guest spots. On âClearâ Jadakiss assists Curren$y over a jazz influenced beat with some nice guitar riffs, andÂ aÂ little saxaphone is laced in. The two make sure to don their âkillerâ flow and proceed to explain how they will decimate their competition. On âChoosinâ, the Jet Life rapperÂ enlists the help of fellow weed enthusiast Wiz Khalifa and MMG Bawse, Rick Ross. This track is full of hypnotic synths and a snazzy snare while the three rappers talk about their success and riches.
The mixtape then continues with the âSixteen Switchesâ interlude, which carries over into âThree 60â featuring Juicy J. Â As is customary with Juicy on the cut, thingsÂ getÂ trippy for a moment and the instrumental makes you feel like you're inside of daydream full of kaleidoscopes, but hard bars keep you grounded before you float off. After that, we have the solo song, âLivin for the Cityâ and then the New Orleans rappers is joined by Young Roddy and Styles P on âDriveâ. Both of these tracks share the same street vibe and talk about life in the inner city. As the JLR honchoÂ says, âWe record, we float it in, itâs movin in the streets.â Got that right.
Not be outdone by his earlier features,Â fellow New Orleans native Juvenile is recruited for âBitch Get Upâ. Juvie has been featured on a number of tracks recently and itâs nice to see these two back together again on a track talking about all the good things in life - weed, cars, girls and money. Continuing on his tirade about bitches, Curren$y hits us with the trackâs âCoolieâ featuring Trademark and âMaryâ, dedicated to the best bitch of all. If you havenât felt smoked out by now, these tracks should get you in the mood.
To round out the back end or, âthe roach of the mixtapeâ, SpittaÂ hits us with a couple of dope features. Trinidad James and Lloyd stop by on the R nâ B track âPurple Hazeâ, which came out real nice. Â Lloyd sums it up best when he sings âPurple haze andÂ codeine and my baby girl is all I need.â Â James also steps up andÂ kills his verse. French Montana then assistsÂ on âThese Bitchesâ. The track is laden with some soft bass and classy brass instrumentals.
The tape then ends on a high note withâMoe Chettahâ, which is accompanied by a resounding and swirling bass in the background while Curren$y chills on the pine and vents on his life and how he achieved his success. The last track on the tape is âNew Programâ and features Young Roddy once again.
On New Jet City, Curren$y continues his prolific run on giving fans what they want, smooth beats accompanied by a laid back yet boisterous flow. Â Although this time around he enlisted some more help than usual the result is the same,Â as the New Orleans native delivers even more music perfect to roll one up to. Â