Pilot Talk II - Curren$y
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  • Summary: The New Orleans rapper returns with his second album in 2010 which features guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Devin the Dude, Jay Electronica, Mikey Rocks, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Trademark Da Skydiver, and Young Roddy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 14, 2010
    85
    Pilot Talk II is brilliant because it builds on its excellent predecessor, but finds just a touch more focus.
  2. Nov 30, 2010
    83
    The rare misstep "Silence," full of murky warbling, highlights the delicate balance between chill and boring. Still, when it works, it works.
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    82
    On the sequel, Curren$y and Ski go even further with that central idea, pushing into sleepy, smooth funk territory that fits Curren$y's rap style perfectly.
  4. Nov 30, 2010
    80
    Sometimes a sequel can out do the original. That's the case with Curren$y's follow-up to Pilot Talk, thanks largely to stepped-up production by Ski Beatz, whose beats sound like a minute hasn't passed since he worked on Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt.
  5. Nov 30, 2010
    70
    Highly desirable for Currensy fans who like his material at its most loose and free, just don't start here.
  6. Mar 11, 2011
    65
    There's immense lyrical potential, manifesting itself in lines like "Emotional luggage, nothin' of it, I don't check bags / I just carry on, leave that bullshit in the past," or "Master the flow, Alaska-cold / silent foot, assassin approach / high when I stroll / not even leavin' footprints in the snow," but it never quite carries over to the entire song. From that point of view this sequel is more of an afterthought to "Pilot Talk" than an afterburner.
  7. 60
    It lacks the consistency and unique feel that the original had in abundance, and lacks the quality hooks that defined his debut.

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  1. Jan 21, 2012
    10
    With songs like Hold On, Michael Knight, Silence, Famous and basically the whole CD, Curren$y has once again proved that his lyrics are to beWith songs like Hold On, Michael Knight, Silence, Famous and basically the whole CD, Curren$y has once again proved that his lyrics are to be reckoned with. Collapse
  2. Dec 23, 2010
    8
    Barely passing the 40 minute mark, Pilot Talk II may be an album with some of Spitta's quickest songs, many under 3 minutes, but he keeps theBarely passing the 40 minute mark, Pilot Talk II may be an album with some of Spitta's quickest songs, many under 3 minutes, but he keeps the relaxed stoner rap that Jets fans love. Right off the bat Airborne Aquarium sets a bouncy smoke filled mood, and Curren$y brings the lyrics hard as usual. Famous and A Gee are two of Spitta's chillest songs on the album, and even though it is questionable whether or not this surpasses the greatness set with the first Pilot Talk, Pilot Talk II is definitely worth a couple playthroughs and will be enjoyed by fans of Da Hot Spitta Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2012
    8
    A completely worthy follow up to Pilot Talk. The songs with young roddy and trademark are killer on this album. Airborne Aquarium, Famous, andA completely worthy follow up to Pilot Talk. The songs with young roddy and trademark are killer on this album. Airborne Aquarium, Famous, and Flight Briefing are enough to own this album, lucky for us all the other songs are good too. Expand
  4. NJR
    May 6, 2011
    8
    Another beautifully soulful album from Curren$y. It carries on right from where the original left off. The guest spots are for me the onlyAnother beautifully soulful album from Curren$y. It carries on right from where the original left off. The guest spots are for me the only area in which this LP's quality dipps from PT1. However the more focused, cold production is most certainly an improvement and Curren$y's lyrics continue to grow. If PT1 was your soundtrack for the summer then this will be your soundtrack to the winter. I can't imagine many artists could drop 2 LP's within 6 months and never make the listener lose interest. Very much looking forward to the next installment which will be released through Warner, hopefully that will mean a bigger budget and more promotion. Expand