Video: Curren$y – “Closing Date”
The Prolific Veteran Shows Off His Whip Collection in the Hazy Video From New Album Collection Agency
“Curren$y is still capable of rapping something so simple it’ll make you wonder how no one has rapped it already” – Pitchfork
“Curren$y’s sharpened pen and deft wordplay will quiet the doubters. His influence was evident then, and it’s irrefutable now.” – Rolling Stone
With a habit for collecting cars of all shapes and sizes, it’s no wonder Curren$y earned the nickname “Spitta Andretti.” Offering a glimpse at his array of coupes, boxframes, and droptops, Curren$y shares the video for “Closing Date.” Sliding through a bassy instrumental from frequent collaborator Trauma Tone, Curren$y serves up descriptive and highly-specific flexes about his most prized possessions: “If you could imagine D93s on a E-class wagon/My homies active, I’m not flaggin’, I’m just mashin’/Fifty-seven Bel Air with the tail draggin’/Sparks flashin’, Spitta talkin’ that cash sh*t, yup.” In the video, Spitta channels legendary Indycar racer Mario Andretti, gathering his Jet Life associates to show off his classic Indy 500 pace car (a Corvette), along with an old school Chevy Impala, a Rolls Royce Wraith, and several other high-class whips. “Closing Date” is the latest video from Collection Agency, Curren$y’s brand new project, out now via Jet Life Recordings/EMPIRE.
Packed with the hazy production and intricate rhymes that have been thrilling Curren$y fans for over a decade, Collection Agency finds the New Orleans native in his bag, spinning witticisms about his life of luxury and painting pictures with his detailed description. The album features production from Harry Fraud, Dj.fresh, Trauma Tone, and more, who create a smooth and sumptuous sonic palette that borrows from ’80s electrofunk and quiet storm R&B. The tape boasts recent singles like the luscious “Kush Through The Sunroof” and the wistfully horn-laden “Misty,” along with highlights like the jazzy, Harry Fraud-produced “Arrival” (complete with an animated visual), “I Don’t Call,” in which the rapper brags about getting bands in a pandemic, and the saxophone-drenched late-night heater “Jermaine Dupri,“ which drew praise from the man himself on Twitter. Featuring an appearance from Larry June, Collection Agency earned coverage from Complex, HYPEBEAST, XXL, and many others.
Collection Agency is Curren$y’s first new project of 2021, following a yet another busy year for the veteran rapper. In 2020, the uncountably prolific rapper released 4 full-length projects and multiple EPs, each with a different set of collaborators. He kicked off the year with The Tonite Show With Curren$y, an entry into Dj.fresh’s renowned series of mixtapes, before keeping the momentum up with the Cardo Got Wingz-produced Green Tape EP,Smokin’ Potnas, a collaborative effort with his Jet Life associate Fendi P, and Spring Clean, a 10-track project with 808 Mafia producer Fuse.The second half of 2020 brought TheOutRunners, a Harry Fraud-produced effort that earned coverage from Consequence Of Sound, HYPEBEAST, REVOLT, and more. The Jet Life CEO ended the year with Welcome To Jet Life Recordings, a label showcase that featured contributions from signees like T.Y., Black Cobain, and more.
Curren$y is always working, feeding his fans quality music while looking towards the future. Collection Agency is merely the first salvo in yet another productive year for the respected rap icon.
Watch “Closing Date”: https://youtu.be/r4dVB74_5dk
Buy/Stream Collection Agency: https://music.empi.re/collectionagency
Collection Agency tracklist:
- Kush Through The Sunroof (Prod. by Trauma Tone)
- Smiled On Me (Prod. by Djfresh
- The Arrival (Prod. by Harry Fraud)
- I Don’t Call (Prod. by Purps)
- Jermaine Dupri (Prod. by Harry Fraud)
- Closing Date (Prod. by Trauma Tone)
- Shout Out ft. Larry June (Prod. by Trauma Tone)
- Ferrari Engine (Prod. by Purps)
- Above The Law (Prod. by Arsonist of the Heat Makers)
- Misty (Prod. by Black Metaphor)
“Closing Date”: https://youtu.be/r4dVB74_5dk
Collection Agency: https://music.empi.re/collectionagency
“Kush Through The Sunroof”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ts0B9FuDqc