Back at Burnies review: Does Curren$y have another hit on his hands?
Curren$y, the Hot Spitta, drops the second installment of the Weekend at Burnies project called Back at Burnies.
Back at Burnies is worth the wait. The project was initially supposed to drop last year in March, but was pushed back. Snippets of the track were played by Curren$y in the time between which provided much hype, but now we have the album available for streaming.
The New Orleans product is had another enormous year dropping project after project with Back at Burnies standing as his ninth project dropped this year. He released a lot of collab albums mixed with single releases.
These other projects were 2009 with Wiz Khalifa, Umbrella Symphony with LNDN DRGS and Jay Worthy; Gran Turismo with Statik Selektah; Pheno Grigio with Berner; Hot August Nights; Hot August Nights Forever; Plan of Attack with Young Roddy and Trademark Da Skydiver; and Prestige Worldwide with Smoke DZA.
On Burnies Part II, Spitta makes sequels of “Money Machine” and “She Don’t Want a Man.” Both songs are fan favorites that display the rapper’s ability to rap circles around the competition and tell stories. The first “Money Machine” can be found on Weekend at Burnies, while the second, “Money Machine,” can be found on the Priest Andretti mixtape.
The Priest Andretti mixtape is an ode to the hit seventies movie Superfly. The project demonstrates Curren$y’s love for that era. “She Don’t Want a Man II” exhibits his talent for being able to tell a love story which legendary artists like Nas have been able to master (go give “Undying Love” a spin).
Back at Burnies provides many audio visuals that you can picture in your head. Lines like “I talked a mermaid out of the water yesterday” (“Nautica”) help your mind get lost and wander in a psychedelic abyss.
There is an abundance of quality features on this album too from Rick Ross (“Miami Vice”), Young Dolph (“All Work”), Juicy J (“Last Name”), and MadeinTYO (“Nautica”).
Curren$y and Ross have made classic songs together like the “Super High Remix” and “Dope Boys” which was off the Bourbon Street Secrets mixtape.
The production on this album is top-notch work by MonstaBeatz. He produced every song on this album. On Weekend at Burnies, he produced 11 tracks – i.e. every track except “#jetsgo”. MonstaBeatz is also one of the geniuses behind the Pilot Talk series.
He demonstrates his abilities exponentially on “Money is a Drug” which is a song with a trippy vibe that you can get lost in smoke to.
When you are trying to decide which project is better, Weekend at Burnies or Back at Burnies, you have to think about the time period they were made. Back at Burnies is right on time in the era we are in now.