Status Release: Curren$y, Erykah Badu, Usher

Currens$y “Pilot Talk”

If you think you don’t know who Curren$y is, I almost guarantee you do. This New Orleans based artist burst onto the Hip-Hop scene as part of Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint where he released this classic HU student center banger.

His time under Weezy was short lived however and he moved on to take the underground scene by storm. He’s flooded the mixtape market with free downloads before releasing his debut album “This Aint’ No Mixtape.” Since then he’s hooked up with Dame Dash for the second installment into his official discography which allegedly hits the net today after a March 23rd push back.

You’ll more than likely have to search online to find it but it might be worth it…Curren$y’s Pilot Talk “allegedly” drops today.

Erykah Badu “New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh”

Erkyah Badu made a stellar PR movie dropping the video (and her clothes) for “Window Seat.” The mother of three from Jay Electronica, Andre 3000 and D.O.C. is releasing her new album today which should promise to be filled with the classic Baduism fans have grown to know and love.

The Washington Post did a review on it and described it saying,

“There’s something unhurried and aloof about “Return of the Ankh,” but 39-year-old Badu still sings with a magnetism that compels us to follow her to and fro….

If you missed it…shame on you.

Check out NewAmerykah getting racy in her controversial video for “Window Seat.”

Usher “Raymond v.s Raymond”

Usher’s new album drops today and I have a gut feeling that today wasn’t the best release date for the new project. Usher’s gotten buzz around his singles “Hey Daddy” and “Lil Freak” but will it be substantial enough to drive sales for today’s release?

In my opinion, NO.

Ursh probably should’ve waited till about May to generate more buzz and drop a few more singles but, what do I know?

According to SMG’s own Sarah J, it might be worth the buy.

She gives it 3 out of 5 stars and gave Usher his props on it saying,

“This album takes more than one listen as it grows with each spin, and there is some great lyrical content hidden in several of the tracks.”

Just in time for today’s release Usher dropped a new video, “OMG” featuring Will.I.Am of the Blackeyed Peas.

Not sure what’s missing here but Usher’s gotta come harder if he wants to keep up with the person currently in R&B’s top spot, Trey Songz.


-Danielle Canada



  1. Dont agree with you on Trey running things. He definitely is rising but has nothing on lock, especially compared to Usher. Trey’s best selling album, “Ready” just recently hit 611k albums sold. Usher’s “Confessions” did 1.1 million in a week. Even the “Here I Stand” did 443k its first week while “Ready” did 73k. Trey is on the way up for sure, but the numbers are in NO way on his side.

    With that said, I have and enjoy both of their latest projects.

  2. Yeaaaaaaah…..I see what you’re saying with the numbers (Which of course don’t lie) but Confessions was years ago. In terms of popularity, I think Trey’s got it on lock right now. Noone’s really checking for an Usher album right now and I think numbers will show that.
    Hell, noone was really checking for a Trey album either…not when it’s so easy to download it for free online anyway.

  3. hey! you forgot about the WESTCOAST! E-40 dropped an album yesterday too…..Revenue Retrievin: Night Shift

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