Weekend at Burnie’s… Curren$y album review

Curren$y’s  latest project takes its name from the film “Weekend at Bernies”, a film  rife with 80’s wackiness and slapstick humor.  Curren$y’s music of course is nothing like this movie, the title likely chosen to arouse stoner film nostalgia in his target audience.   If you’ve enjoyed Curren$y’s Pilot Talk albums or his recent mixtapes, you will feel at home enough to take a number deuce with “Weekend at Burnies”.  His lyrics are significantly more complex and clever than his contemporaries such as Wiz Khalifa or a Big Sean, but he doesn’t stray too far from his cache of cliché topics, namely I grind more than the others, I kept my mind on the money and not the women, which led me to afford a lifestyle of stardom, fast cars, and… uhh… women.  Monsta Beatz handles the bulk of the production and does an excellent job, mimicking the best elements of 90’s west coast g-funk and 90’s east coast jazz influenced rap (think Pharcyde, DJ Quik, Tribe Called Quest), keeping it varied enough not to make the subject matter sound stale.  Guest producer, Havoc of Mobb Deep, scores the album’s only conceptual track “She Don’t Want a Man”, finding Curren$y examining the mindset of why women with stable relationships still cheat
She was a little red Corvette, fast as hell, turned heads on the set
Pretty skin, soft voice, asking for rough sex
Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets,
This particular evening she wanted to ride jets
Even though I knew shawty was bad news, I played it cool
Vowing to never turn sucka like them other dudes
Misreading signals..  attachment issues,
Getting way too into the grip of the vagina lips
Got homies searching for relationships,
She not tryna hear it… my type of bitch
She ran a story to me over grape juice and Ciroc sips
Married to a doctor.. cuddle master
Don’t fuck her just buy her.. anything tryna satisfy her
On the low, she fucking his partners, fill the void  inside her
Cause she wasn’t fucking with a rider
Curren$y does not tinker with his engine for “Weekend at Burnie’s “.  The beats are laid back and regionally ambivalent, the subject matter is not too deep but the lyrics are witty enough to illicit repeated listening.   Guest appearances are few and limited to his J.E.T.S. camp, but they are solid, most notably Young Roddy’s.  I wouldn’t play this at a packed dancehall or do a thesis on it, but it is excellent cruise music, or mood music to accompany your EZ Widers, junk food and campy 80’s movies.
Album Picks “#jetsgo” “She Don’t Want a Man” “This Is The Life”
Weekend at Burnies receives a PAR

Curren$y’s  latest project takes its name from the film “Weekend at Bernies”, a film  rife with 80’s wackiness and slapstick humor.  Curren$y’s music of course is nothing like this movie, the title likely chosen to arouse stoner film nostalgia in his target audience.   If you’ve enjoyed Curren$y’s Pilot Talk albums or his recent mixtapes, you will feel at home enough to take a number deuce with “Weekend at Burnies”.  His lyrics are significantly more complex and clever than his contemporaries such as Wiz Khalifa or a Big Sean, but he doesn’t stray too far from his cache of cliché topics, namely I grind more than the others, I kept my mind on the money and not the women, which led me to afford a lifestyle of stardom, fast cars, and… uhh… women.  

 

Monsta Beatz handles the bulk of the production and does an excellent job, mimicking the best elements of 90’s west coast G-funk and 90’s east coast jazz influenced Rap (think Pharcyde, DJ Quik, Tribe Called Quest), keeping it varied enough not to make the subject matter sound stale.  Guest producer, Havoc of Mobb Deep, scores the album’s only conceptual track “She Don’t Want a Man”, finding Curren$y examining the mindset of why women with stable relationships still cheat…

 

She was a little red Corvette, fast as hell, turned heads on the set 

Pretty skin, soft voice, asking for rough sex 

Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets, 

This particular evening she wanted to ride jets 

Even though I knew shawty was bad news, I played it cool 

Vowing to never turn sucka like them other dudes 

Misreading signals..  attachment issues, 

Getting way too into the grip of the vagina lips 

Got homies searching for relationships, 

She not tryna hear it… my type of bitch 

She ran a story to me over grape juice and Ciroc sips 

Married to a doctor.. cuddle master 

Don’t fuck her just buy her.. anything tryna satisfy her 

On the low, she fucking his partners, fill the void  inside her 

Cause she wasn’t fucking with a rider 

 

Curren$y does not tinker with his engine for “Weekend at Burnie’s “.  The beats are laid back and regionally ambivalent, the subject matter is not too deep but the lyrics are witty enough to illicit repeated listening.   Guest appearances are few and limited to his J.E.T.S. camp, but they are solid, most notably Young Roddy’s.  I wouldn’t play this at a packed dancehall or do a thesis on it, but it is excellent cruise music, or mood music to accompany your EZ Widers, junk food and campy 80’s movies.

 
Album Picks “#jetsgo” “She Don’t Want a Man” “This Is The Life”

Weekend at Burnies receives a PAR

 

 

Rating:

P…Horrible

PA…Tolerable

PAR…Good

PARL…Kinda Great

PARLÉ… Classic

 

 

Also Check Out:

Finally Famous… Big Sean album review

Jason Derülo: Back For More

Pilot Talk 2… Curren$y Album Review

Getting Our Needs Met

A Flite – The Pilot’s Set To Take Off 

 

 

Kevin Benoit

Kevin Benoit is the editor of Parlé Magazine. He founded the magazine while in college and continues to run it today. Follow him on IG: @parlewithme Read more articles by Kevin.

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