Curren$y releases a mixtape on Super Bowl Sunday_lowres



Curren$y, one of the hardest-working and prolific MCs in the business, stole a little thunder from Super Bowl XLVII with the (sort of) surprise release of New Jet City, a full-length album/mixtape with guest rappers like Wiz Khalifa, Trinidad James, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, French Montana, Juvenile and his Jet Life family.

Before 2012's end, the New Orleans rapper released 3 Piece Set, which capped off one of his busiest (self-induced) years. Read his Gambit interview here.

With New Jet City, the rapper previews what to expect from 2013, tapping big names in hip-hop and their producers, like Harry Fraud and Lex Luger, who backs the Khalifa and Ross track "Choosin'". The tracks phase from stoned and bubbly samples to dreamy harps and tinny 808 beats. The titular opening track grabs the "This is the fruit of our hard work" line from New Jack City before Spitta dribbles his heavy-lidded rhymes in typical fashion. Download the album here.