This genre of music may be new to some so I would like to properly introduce you to Car Hip Hop. From the ’63 Chevy Impala Super Sport lowriders to the candy painted slabs of Houston, Texas, this has been the underground culture that everyone has dreamed about being in. Rapping slick rhymes about his cars over heavily sampled beats from the 60’s and up, comes Curren$y or Spitta Andretti. Under his own label, Jet Life Recordings, Spitta dropped this classic album for car culture lovers all over. Andretti 9/30 has 8 tracks and came out on September 30, 2016. Although there were no features from major figures in Rap, you get the solo feel of Curren$y’s artistic style and slick wordplay. Here are my favorite songs on the album.
“All on One Tape” was the first track on the album and properly gave you an introduction to his inspirations and contributors to his rare flow. With him being from New Orleans, he shows in his lyrics how he wasn’t close-minded growing up and listened to music all over the world.
The 2nd track on the album, “Anybody”, is something every successful person could feel. Going from having nothing to having everything you’ve ever wanted is something a person must have tunnel vision for. Although the typical rapper stereotype is to flaunt what they have, you will not get this feel from Spitta. He inspires more than anything by laying down lines about having good health and good financial practices.
“My Man” is the last track on the album and this time Spitta really flaunts. Not about his success though, but about his ability to freestyle with the best and lay down thoughtful bars with him being from the South. The notion has always been that North rappers are the most lyrical rappers but Curren$y shows disbelievers what the truth really is. The song has a boom-bap beat nodding to the New York style that they’ve coined since the beginning of Hip Hop. He sleighs many bars that make you piece together rhymes like puzzles.
This album is on all streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, etc. Listen to it for yourself and pick your favorite songs in the album. This album receives a Mr. Dph 10 out of 10 rating, and I encourage people who aren’t familiar with Car Hip Hop to tune in and cruise to it in whatever vehicle you own.