The album many heads have been waiting for is finally here. 2009, which is a reference to the year Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y’s first joint venture was released, dropped Friday (February 8) and sounds like it took years in the making to complete. Comprised of 14 tracks and production from Cardo, Naija Beats, Harry Fraud and Monstabeatz, among others, the project is filled with the spacey vibes one would expect when these two come together. On “10 Piece,” Spitta sets the flex off early, “I don’t watch soccer, but I like the jerseys,” he raps. “They look good with my jewelry on / And my butter brown skin tone.”
A track later, Ty Dolla $ign makes his 2019 debut and provides a hot hook for “Benz Boys.” Wiz also provides some of his best bars on the LP. “Okay, I only care ’bout the money / Can’t no one take it from me,” he raps. “And I’m smilin’ all the time, but nigga, ain’t shit funny / Leavin’ out the Gucci store, n***a, ain’t shit bummy.” Aside from Ty, Problem is 2009’s only other vocal feature, which really puts the Pittsburgh and New Orleans native’s bars to the forefront. Overall, 2009 is a set of Kushed out songs that both set a unique mood but also remind everyone how special this duo is when they come together.
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To accompany the new album release, Wiz and Curren$y announced they’ll be going on tour together. The “2009 Tour” begins tonight in Seattle, Washington and will hit 22 dates including stops in San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, New Orleans, Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Houston, among others.
This is just the latest project for Curren$y who had a pretty busy 2018. Last year saw Spitta Andretti release a joint project with Freddie Gibbs called Fetti. He also dropped Fire in the Clouds in August. As for Wiz, he released his sixth solo studio album with Rolling Papers 2 last July. He also just dropped the first song ever available only as an Oreo.