Curren$y & Harry Fraud - The Marina [EP Review]

Curren$y gets conceptual with the release of his latest EP, The Marina, assisted by frequent collaborator Harry Fraud. Fresh off the heels of Air Freshna, which serves as more of an appetizer, Spitta turns it up a notch with a 8-track EP that moseys us through detailed tellings of sports gambling, miscellaneous heists, and other vice riddled exposés. The project opens with dark overtones. Producer Harry Fraud gives space for Spitta to talk strictly business, sparing no time for bullshitting or wasted energy.

The Marina provides a cast of familiar faces, for the tenured Curren$y fans at least. Smoke DZA tags in on the "14 Packs" in which the two go in on truly nasty production from Fraud. As Curren$y continues to carry the stories of covering point spreads, moving weight, and dealing with other crime-boss tasks, the EP transcends to lighter grounds. Perhaps symbolizing a great escape or feelings of celebration, Fraud lays more funk for Action Bronson's guest spot on "Scarab" as well as the cheery sample of "Didn't I" by Darondo on "The Count", featuring his old friend Wiz. Images of life on the water are made clear throughout the project, whether it be enjoying the luxuries of aquatic culture or "having high speed chases with the Coast Guard". Between cars, boats, and good weed, Spitta has it all and solidifies it on a score from Fraud fit for a Miami Vice spinoff. 

A Curren$y and Harry Fraud collaboration is always a treat, especially when it's an 8-track EP. It's only made sweeter by a string of cinematic continuity from track to track, hard hitting guest spots from DZA and Street Wiz, as well as vintage verses from French, Bronson, and Wiz. 

Stream The Marina below or purchase it here