Covert Coup

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80

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Artist(s): The Alchemist
  • Summary: The 10-track digital album was produced by The Alchemist and features guest appearances by Prodigy, Fiend, Smoke DZA, and Freddie Gibbs.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 20, 2011
    80
    Seven of the ten tracks are under 3 minutes long, leaving the listener wanting more. It's as if you've just begun to take off with the jets, but the pilot is forced to make a premature landing. Even so, CC delivers, it's quality outshining its quantity.
  2. This is a damn good 10 track record, boasting noteworthy turns by its guests and laudable production, but for how long will it spin until the next one comes around? Curren$y has finally found the following he deserves; one can only hope he preserves his moment, rather than squander it.
  3. May 20, 2011
    79
    There's plenty of zoned-out atmosphere on the tape, but it's a strong, focused, unified piece of work, not just a lava-lamp soundtrack. It stands on its own.
  4. Dec 8, 2011
    78
    Curren$y drops some of the meanest s*** he's ever done, giving real credence to his attempt to crawl out of his obvious niche.
  5. May 20, 2011
    70
    It's the perfect backdrop for the rapper's stoner humor ("Patty cake, patty cake/I'm baked my man") and for quality cameos from the freshly paroled Prodigy and blog darling Freddie Gibbs. Straight edge listeners won't be disappointed, either.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 5, 2012
    10
    Currensy is a great artist. I never doubt any of his songs, or albums & mixtapes. This mixtape is legendary status. It will be up there withCurrensy is a great artist. I never doubt any of his songs, or albums & mixtapes. This mixtape is legendary status. It will be up there with one of the greatest mixtapes of all time Collapse
  2. Jul 19, 2012
    9
    If you're not paying attention to how short the song was, the tape is pretty beautiful. Producer, Alchemist, really does a remarkable job onIf you're not paying attention to how short the song was, the tape is pretty beautiful. Producer, Alchemist, really does a remarkable job on this. Pretty beats for no reason really. It's funny how Curren$y's independent style of delivering raps caters to his beats. It's like he couldn't of said what he said on each track any better. Literally almost perfect. This is more like a creation, instead of "another mixtape by an underground artist". There should be no reason this rapper is still unseen by most audiences. Expand