Curren$y Chats Cool Kids Collabo, ‘Famous’ Video & Amber Rose

I caught up with Curren$y Spitta, born Mr. Shante Franklin, this week about the many albums he’s releasing this year — including Covert Coup with Alchemist, Muscle Car Chronicles and Pilot Talk III — and a new project with a certain Cool Kid. Spitta even weighed in (kinda) on bestie Wiz Khalifa’s new girlfriend Amber Rose and finding his groove as a hair stylist. Jet Life.

PARLOUR: Are you still signed to Damon Dash’s Roc-A-Fella label now that you’ve joined Warner Music Group?

Curren$y: No, Dame’s my homeboy. The upcoming Muscle Car Chronicles album is Dame’s project but Covert Coup, Weekend At Burnie’s, Verde Terrace, a mixtape with DJ Drama, and the series that I’m going to do with Chuck Inglish aren’t.

Chuck Inglish, of The Cool Kids?

He’s producing a project for me called Puff Daddy, a play on words … It was Diddy approved. We talked to him at SXSW and that will definitely come through the Warner Brothers umbrella as well. So you knew before I told [Warner executive] Todd Moscowitz, it’s a fucking exclusive!

Will Puff Daddy be a mixtape or a duet album through Warner?

It’s a mixtape but I want to pick up some bread for it. It’ll be all original songs through Warner and Jet Life Records.

And you’re shooting a clip for my favorite Pilot Talk II song, “Famous”?

Yes, the video for “Famous” will be shot before Covert Coup comes out on April 20. The director is my guy Jonah Schwartz, he’s awesome.

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