Curren$y is making all the proper preparations to release his long-overdue album Pilot Talk 3. It’s been five years since the second installment of his album series was released, and with the release of PT3 slated for his 34th birthday April 4, Curren$y finally gave us an explanation as to why the album was put off for so long. Though the album was originally supposed to drop in 2014, the Jet Life CEO said that the album “would have been a completely different animal” if it was released in November of last year.
“It wouldn’t have been right, man. You know what I’m saying? Just to put it out in November when I said I would have did it, it would have been a completely different animal. And everybody who listened to Pilot Talk 1 and 2 might have been a little—they’d have dug it, but they would have been a little surprised at what happened, so I kinda wanted to keep it more the same. If it’s not broke…”
The New Orleans spitter also revealed who has contributed to the final product. He explained how producers Ski Beatz and Joey Fatts added their expertise to the album with songs like “Cargo Planes.” He also revealed that he wants to eventually sign Fatts to his Jet Life imprint. Jadakiss and Styles P have donated verses as well as RiFF RaFF. Curren$y claims that RiFF RaFF is a “lyrical dynamo” and that he killed his verse on their collaborative track.
“He killed it,” Curren$y says. “RiFF RaFF is a lyrical dynamo. And people gotta give it up, man. The man could do a lot. The man said—look, I don’t wanna give away no bars off the records that we did, but I’mma just tell you, Google ‘Ralph Sampson.’ Remember that? That man said ‘Ballin’ like Ralph Sampson.’ You could’ve said ‘Ballin like Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan.’ Anybody that you would think when you think ballin’, basketball, something. My man said Ralph Sampson…Ski Beatz did a wealth of the production. Cool & Dre definitely helped out a great deal.”
Watch the interview in full above.