Curren$y Takes Over 4/20 With Mixtape, Tour, And Upcoming Album Track

New Orleans rapper Curren$y will drop his “highly” anticipated mixtape Covert Coup, release his new single “#jetsgo” and debut his video all in the name of 4/20. Rap connoisseurs and smokers alike will come together for the ultimate cypher when Curren$y performs live from New Orleans while streaming his concert for fans in Los Angeles and New York from secret locations.

Covert Coup, which features production by famed producer Alchemist (Nas, Snoop Dog, Linkin Park), is a 10-track melodic journey of all original material featuring hip-hop’s elite and up-and-coming trailblazers Prodigy, Smoke Dza, and Freddie Gibbs. Tracklisting is as follows:

BBS
The Type featuring Prodigy
Blood Sweat and Gears featuring Fiend
Ventilation
Life Instructions featuring Smoke Dza
Smoke Break
Double 0 7
Scottie Pippen featuring Freddie Gibbs
Full Metal
Coming Up

The free album will be released on 4/20 via his new website, CurrensySpitta.com. In the days prior to Covert Coupe’s release, Curren$y will release a series of songs through the website: “Ventilation” (4/6), “Scottie Pippen” (4/13), and “Life Instructions” (4/18). The promotion will conclude on 4/26 with the release of his first official single “#jetsgo” through digital retailers.

“It sounds like smoke trails,” reveals Curren$y on the nature of Covert Coupe. “It’s like that, because the mood changes, all inspired by a few jokes and a gang of…well, you know. We had a good time making this record. It was originally supposed to be only a few songs, but the vibe was there so we just ran with it and ended up wrapping in like four days.”

Curren$y’s career flight plan has not come without a few layovers along his burgeoning career. Initially signed to fellow New Orleans rapper C-Murder’s Tru Records in 2001, Curren$y was brought over to Master P’s New No Limit Records in 2002 after the founder was sentenced to jail. From 2004-2007, Curren$y enjoyed a stint on Cash Money Records as part of Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment before venturing out on his own, releasing a series of mixtapes and focusing on his Jet Life apparel and lifestyle brand.

In 2009, the effort paid off as Curren$y, in recognition of his talent and drive, was hand-picked to grace the cover of XXL’s “Top 10 Freshman” issue amongst the likes of B.O.B, Kid Cudi, Wale and others. Later that year, the now independent rapper released his debut album This Ain’t No Mixtape and the follow-up Jet Files through Amalgam Digital.

In 2010, Curren$y released his Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk II albums through Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash’s BluRoc Records distributed by Def Jam Recordings. The two mixtapes moved an unprecedented 40K and 30K sold units with minimal effort and has helped the talented lyricist generate over $750K in touring on his own. Originally slated to come out in March 2011, Curren$y still plans to release the Muscle Car Chronicles album and movie later this year.

Following a wave of positive reviews for his performances at this year’s SXSW festival, the release of the Covert Coup mixtape will coincide with a “Jet Life” tour to kick off the celebration beginning that night in New Orleans. To be a part of the exclusive viewing party, log on to FreeOnSmash.com or download the free mixtape at CurrensySpitta.com. Dates are as follows:

Wed 4/20 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin Wolf
Thu 4/21 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Fri 4/22 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Sat 4/23 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Sun 4/24 Lubbock, TX @ Tequila Jungle
Mon 4/25 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Tue 4/26 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
Wed 4/27 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
Thu 4/28 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre
Fri 4/29 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Mon 5/2 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
Tue 5/3 Santa Barbara, CA
Wed 5/4 San Jose, CA
Thus 5/5 Sacramento, CA
Fri 5/6 San Francisco, CA
Sat 5/7 Humboldt, CA
Sun 5/8 Eugene, OR
Tue 5/10 Portland, OR
Wed 5/11 Seattle, WA
Thu 5/12 Bellingham, WA
Fri 5/13 Victoria, British Columbia
Sat 5/14 Vancouver, British Columbia
Sun 5/15 Spokane, WA
Tue 5/17 Missoula, MT
Wed 5/18 Boise, ID
Thu 5/19 Salt Lake City, UT
Fri 5/20 Denver, CO
Sat 5/21 Boulder, CO
Sun 5/22 Ft. Collins
Tue 5/24 Omaha, NE
Wed 5/25 Minneapolis, MN
Thu 5/26 Iowa City, IA
Fri 5/27 Madison, WI
Sat 5/28 Chicago, IL
Sun 5/29 Ann Arbor
Tue 5/31 Toronto, Ontario
Wed 6/1 Montreal, Quebec
Thu 6/2 Burlington, MA
Fri 6/3 Boston, MA
Sat 6/4 New York, NY
Sun 6/5 Philadelphia, PA
Tue 6/6 Washington DC
Wed 6/8 Carrboro, NC
Thu 6/9 South Carolina
Fri 6/10 Atlanta, GA
Sat 6/11 Birmingham, AL
Sun 6/12 Oxford, AL

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