Day 9 of underrated hip hop albums brings me to this one, which I'm not sure about if it's truly underrated as @spitta_andretti has a large fan base and this is considered one of his finest works. But, since I hardly hear that much about either this album ór him in my own circle (I'll be damned why), I decided to put the spotlight on this project.
One of the hardest working artists of the past 10 years, releasing projects at light speed, this is one of Curren$y's most entertaining sets (and what turned out to be the first of a trilogy of albums.. to date, that is) with some fine beatwork by, predominantly, @skibeatz , as well as @nesbyphips, @monstabeatzzz and, curiously, @yasiin.bey (who produced the basic instrumental for highlight "Breakfast", which ended up on the album with some additional production by Ski). Loads of guest features here, @snoopdogg is merely adequate on the still dope "Seat Change", @bigkrit & @kushedgod come thru on the terrific "Skybourne", Jet Life affiliates at-the-time @trademark_daskydiver & Young Roddy rock rhymes alongside our host on the appropriately titled "Roasted" as the Jet Life metaphor is mostly hung up on being high.
@stalley 's here too, as well as @officialsirmichaelrocks , @devindude420 , @mosdef , all come nicely and even @jayelectronica in one of his scene-stealing cameo's, but no matter who shows up, it's Spitta's show all the way. Never the greatest that did it, but his easy, almost elastic, delivery, the casual vibe he oozes and classy ways to describe even the simplest things make him a great rapper to listen to. That, coupled with the thoroughly enjoyable beats by afore-mentioned producers, push this on the way to classic territory.
But while not reaching that coveted status, it's still a truly dope little album, one that deserves to be listened more often.
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