REVIEW: Jet Life: Jet World Order

Written by Aaron. Posted in Reviews, Spotlight

Published on December 04, 2011 with No Comments

It’s been about five months, so of course a new Curren$y project is here. This… mixtape? online album? retail product? Whatever it is, Jet Life: Jet World Order has arrived, and TRU decided to offer up a brief lowdown on it.

What it is: While the project is labeled to be by Curren$y and the Jets, in reality Spitta only shows up on three tracks. Rather, this seems to be his Dynasty: Roc La Familia album on a smaller scale; he put his name on it to attract his fanbase as a way to expose listeners to his rhyming buddies Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy.

Pros:

  • Lush, chilled-out production
  • Trademark and Roddy have solid mic skills

Cons:

  • Redundant topics
  • Songs run together and sound too similar

By now, Curren$y & Co. have made it clear that the “Jet Life” is all about john blazing, stacking money to the ceiling, snatching women, and keeping it 100. On Jet World Order, Spitta’s formula of projecting the Jet Life over relaxing mood music is repeated to have a tired effect. While the production is solid and Trademark and Roddy are no slouches as emcees, they don’t bring anything original to the table.   In fact, they recycle some of Curren$y’s topics almost verbatim, i.e. getting paid without the system and wack rappers in trouble. Even solid guest features by Nesby Phips and Smoke DZA aren’t enough to keep the album fresh. The tracks that work, such as “1st Place” and “Paper Habits,” are those on which Trademark and Roddy rap with tight flows and even offer some dope one liners. Like Roddy’s on “1st Place:”

“I done it all on my own, just me, myself and my microphone/and tell my next life that it’s Jet Life ’til I’m dead and gone,”

Unfortunately, these kinds of songs are the minority, and even the dope production begins to sound too similar at points. Going from pleasantly zoned to burned out by redundancy, this album has the effect of smoking a very potent blunt and waking up the next day, wishing you weren’t still high.

TRU

Aaron

Aaron, by day, is a broke-college student and a journalism major with a deep passion for hip-hop culture and music. He hails from Erie, PA and loves all things Pittsburgh and the Sixers. By night, Aaron is the most-feared superhero prowling the streets, looking to apply justice wherever he sees fit. (Note: it is rumored that when Chuck Norris goes to bed at night, he checks his closet for Aaron)

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