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Exclusive Premiere: Curren$y's ‘Soundbombin’

Listen to a track from the rapper's upcoming album

February 13, 2012 11:00 AM ET
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Currensy, 'The Muscle Car Chronicles'
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Click to listen to Curren$y's 'Soundbombin''

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."

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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

 

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