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Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Collaborate on Fetti

“Fetti is a powerfully compact album that takes Old School influences, and translates them into a modern setting.”

Crafted by a trio of seasoned artists, Fetti is a powerfully compact album that takes Old School influences, and translates them into a modern setting. The collaboration between Freddie Gibbs, Curren$y and The Alchemist offers a wide variety of sounds, styles and samples in nine tightly knit songs. Freddie Gibbs’ Gangsta rap flow fits perfectly with The Alchemist’s murky production style – heavy on guitar loops and dark, hazy moods. With the similarity of Curren$y’s style in comparison to these two artists, it set’s this up as a picture-perfect Hip Hop album.

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In early 2017, Curren$y made an Instragram post announcing the start of the album. In the time that passed between then and the release of Fetti, he had dropped 12 projects. Freddie and Alchemist had been working on other stuff as well, so for the amount of stuff going on while this was being made, it’s astounding it came out this well. Despite the early start, it took over a year and a half to get finished, but once jumping on it, it got a quick finish. According to Freddie’s twitter, the album was finished in two days.

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It’s no surprise there is a song featuring food on this album. Freddie Gibbs has done this before with “Harold’s,” a love letter to Harold’s Chicken Shack. Curren$y is a known foodie as well, doing multiple food-based interviews with outlets like Complex, Hypebeast and First We Feast. “Tapatio” features both Freddie and Curren$y, and comes out to be one of the best songs on the album. Their style’s complement each other well, with a laidback beginning, growing in intensity as Freddie takes over. He goes on to say that his fit is so hot he’s like Tapatio, giving the track its name.

In early October, Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar released “Tints,” a song about amassing fame, and now having to hide from the public during their daily lives. In contrast, here we have “No Window Tints,” where Curren$y takes a stance on flaunting his flame. “No Window Tints” is a quick, off-the-cuff testament to indulging in the rapper lifestyle of cruising, partying and looking fly. Standing at only 1:40 long, it’s the album’s shortest song, but it packs in some it’s most memorable lines.

Fetti is a short album that leaves you off satisfied. It has a set sound and stands as a quick collaboration between a few great artists. Despite delivering some hard-hitting songs, the overall mood of Fetti seems to be rather casual and lighthearted. As all three members of this trio have extensive discographies, they’re not here to make any breakout statements, they’re just here to do what they do best.

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