Rapper Curren$y will release The Muscle Car Chronicles, which is a double album and will serve as a soundtrack to a film of the same name, on February 14th. Damon Dash, who helped produce the album and will release it on his DD 172 / BluRoc label, says they recorded with live instruments to emphasize Curren$y's music and artistry.
"This is one of the cooler things I've ever done. We recorded Muscle Car Chronicles in Brooklyn before Curren$y hit on a commercial level. Our producer Sean O'Connell loves Curren$y as an artist and was able to put him in an unfamiliar, live-instrument studio environment," Dash tells Rolling Stone. "It showed Curren$y was the deal."
Dash considers the album to be "uncompromised art," which is why it will lend itself well to soundtrack a film. "It wasn't made for radio. There are no expectations on it. It wasn't made for anything aside from the love of music that was being made," he says.
Curren$y's "Soundbombin'' is exclusively streaming on RollingStone.com