Outside of diehard Curren$y fans, it can be difficult to keep up with all of his mixtapes and album releases. The man with some of the smoothest flow in rap puts out music like his pen continues to write in his sleep. Freddie Gibbs and Curren$y seems like a ideal match with similar flows and tastes in beats, so it made sense they would link up and do a full project together after a few tracks like “Scottie Pippen.” Fetti is their new collaborative album, produced by Alchemist, who brings the album to life. 22 months in the making, Fetti has been a long time coming and it has been worth the wait.
At nine songs and 23 minutes, Freddie Gibbs and Curren$y are going for quality over quantity. This isn’t a Quavo solo album stacked with filler, but a concise record that covers what it needs to and leaves the listener with that dual feeling of being satisfied, but still wanting more.
The songs seem to fit a similar formula of an intro, they each take a verse there is a sort of bridge in between with the potential for an outro. While their rapping styles and verse do match on a project, they do provide different perspectives so even at 23 minutes, you don’t dare get bored. Freddie Gibbs tends to opine about women or drugs and of course plenty of braggadocio about cars to match Curren$y’s love for cars and some green. They also give each other their own short track with “No Window Tints” going to Curren$y and the following tune “Willie Lloyd” going to Freddie Gibbs, which breaks things up a bit, but still matches the flow of the record.
Freddie doesn’t shy away from politics, keeping things up to date on the Trump White House and who is headed to prison with his lines on “Location Remote,” rapping, “Niggas making statements they Manafort Papadopoulos / Trump sweating bullets on Diet Coke sniffing powder up / And if he build the wall we gone bring that dope underground with us.”
Curren$y pays tribute to Mac Miller on the final song “Bundy & Sincere,” offering up a message to live life to the fullest, “Sands in the hour glass, so goes the days of our lives / Make sure you touch something luxurious before you die / Light one for Mac Miller, Blue Slide Park in the sky, still in here.”
Alchemist’s smooth, jazz influenced beats provide the magic carpet ride for Freddie Gibbs and Curren$y to ride along like being in your own lane on Rainbow Road without any obstacles or fear of jumping off.
Fetti has been a long time coming and is something to listen to now and plenty more times down the road. Stream it below or pick it up on iTunes.