Concert preview: Curren$y lives up to his dollar sign-dotted name on high life loving tunes

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The New Orleans rapper’s stock has climbed almost as steadily as the U.S. dollar in recent years, owning at least in part to a sharp trio of Pilot Talk mixtapes, the latest of which, Pilot Talk III, surfaced earlier in 2015.

Throughout, the MC boasts of creature comforts closely aligned with his dollar sign-dotted stage name — comforts that stretch from breakfast (he starts his morning with cranberry crepes on “Long As the Lord Say”) to after-dinner desert (he orders up Baked Alaska on the swaggering, soul-flecked “Get Down”). It’s to Curren$y’s credit that his verses remain relatable even though his bank account clearly isn’t.

G. Finesse opens the show.

Photo by Reid Rolls

Park Street Saloon

7 p.m. Thursday, April 16

525 N. Park St., Arena District