Many rap fans were left scratching their heads after “Huey Newton,” the latest collaboration between Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa, hit the web a few weeks ago. Was the song about political struggle? Not so much.
“I didn’t name the record first off, Wiz named the record. Might I say what mind state we were in at the time; They had just pop him for having vegetation on the transportation,” said Curren$y. “There’s way worse things going on, they need to just make it legal, it’s gonna boost the economy. Stop worrying about what we’re saying.”
The New Orleans MC, who splits his time between the Big Easy and New York City, said that his buddy’s arrest was no accident.
“I think that the government, one of these factions, [their] kids are really fans of the stuff we’re talking about and they feel like we are the reason that their kids are steaming broccoli, so they wanna make examples of us,” said Curren$y. “So now we are ‘reefer-lutionaries.’ We are not cutting our hair, we spending the money on pot, and that’s it.”
Reefer-lutionaries … RapFix will have to add that to our lexicon.
“There’s always a method to the madness. Don’t think that we’re comparing ourselves to Black Panthers, by no means. That’s a whole ‘nother thing,” Curren$y clarified. “But people are pissed with us and we will stand up for what we believe in. We have the right to defend ourselves.”
With music, that is.
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