Curren$y & Jet Life – Red Eye Mixtape
New Orleans native Curren$y and his Jet Life crew are the standard for consistency and quality when it comes to the music. Their constant road presence and mixtape drops keep them buzzing and gaining new fans by the day. This new release presents the talents of most of the Jet Life roster and is being released through BitTorrent in a innovative fashion. So get ready for more than just Mp3’s. This joint is so much more than what mixtape heads are used to.
Here are the SOHH.com 5 Reasons to download Red Eye Mixtape.
1. BitTorrent Benefits
For this futuristic drop Jet Life links up with the BitTorrent company to present to fans a groundbreaking new way to download and listen to exclusive releases. It’s a legal legit way for artists to reach out to their supporters and provide more than just music. BitTorrent released a statement regarding their partnership with Curren$y for this new project.
“Welcome to the mixtape 2.0. Download the Jet Life Bundle. Get an all-access pass to New Jet City: hazy-aimless-cool rap from Curren$y, Young Roddy, Cornerboy P, Fiend and Monstabeatz. 13 new tracks, a new doc, interactive art, plus the chance to meet the crew and win apparel: it’s all inside.” – BitTorrent
2. Self Contained Unit
When it comes to the Jet Life crew, they move together as a team. On this mixtape everybody gets some shine. Curren$y has worked with and been aligned with some of the more succesful people in the industry including Master P, Lil’ Wayne and Damon Dash. It’s safe to assume he’s picked up some detailed knowledge along his career and has applied that to his own situation regarding his imprint with Warner Bros. Spitta has heavy history with producer MonstaBeatz who he has collaborated with on many of his projects. Artists Young Roddy and Fiend have been working with Spitta for years now as well. Everything involving the crew comes together in a natural organic matter.
3. Jets Flight
There is a lot of fire on this drop. Cool melodies and some laid back tracks from most of the prominent members of Jet Life Recordings. Definitely check for “Grizzly” and “I Can’t Stop”, two of the highlights on this tape. This mixtape also has a direct connection to their current Red Eye 2013 Tour. A big part of the Jet Life crew successes thus far is not only amazing music but their intimate connection to their fanbase.
4. Relaxing Grooves
One of the standout cuts on the Red Eye mixtape is “California Mornings” by Fiend aka International Jones. Fiend, who was also signed to No Limit Records at one point has done a solid job re-introducing himself with his Jet Life fam. His latest mixtape Lil Ghetto Boy dropped back in March to rave reviews. Throughout the Red Eye mixtape he gets a lot of burn, appearing on four tracks. Fiend’s distinct deep vocal tones meshes well with the cool, calm mellow Thelonius Martin produced track.
Features on the new project include Curren$y, Fiend, Young Roddy, Deelow, Cornerboy P, Mary Gold and N.O. vet Juvenile. MonstaBeatz, Drum Gang, Sledgren, AJ Beats, Cardo, Bizness Boy and Thelonius Martin are all credited for production on Red Eye. Below is the “Chef Menteur” documentary which is included in the BitTorrent Bundle package.