Words by Roman White
Curren$y is dropping some new heat on us this spring. The New Orleans rapper announced that he’ll be releasing his ninth studio album, Back at Burnie’s a sequel to his 2011 album ‘Weekend at Burnie’s.’
Spitta Andretti will be collaborating with Monsta Beats, who is the same producer from part one of the Burnie series. The Hot Spitta posted on Instagram the Forty FPS designed cover art to the new album which is scheduled to release on March 16. “#backatburnies @therealmonstabeatz @fortyfps March 16th,” read the Instagram caption.
The original project brought features from Fiend, Young Roddy and Trademark da Skydiver who has since left Curren$y’s Jet Life Recordings independent label to pursue other ventures. Trademark claims that the two New Orleans MCs are still cool so it’d be interesting to see if Curren$y taps the same artists for part two of the Burnie projects.
Curren$y’s last album was part 3 to the Pilot Talk series. The album sold for $100 but was available for free streaming online, a marketing strategy similar to what Nipsey Hussle did with his Crenshaw album.
Spitta’s most recent project was a six-track joint effort with producer Lex Luger titled, The Motivational EP. Since the late September release of the EP, Curren$y has dropped two records with Monsta Beats which will most likely be featured on the upcoming album. The first single was released on December 20 — a track titled “Old Range” and then just over a week later the former Young Money artist followed it up with “Moonlight” tapping Jet Life artists Young Roddy and Cornerboy P as guest features.
Curren$y has always been the picture of consistency seeming to always have a new project ready to drop whether it be a full length album or a collaborative EP with a rapper or producer he has a good relationship with. This will be the rapper/stoner’s first album since marijuana was legalized recreationally in eight states and the District of Columbia – so new stoners in any of the green approved states may have an album to ride out to the right way.