With his new record, The Stoned Immaculate, dropping in June, Curren$y ambled into the Complex offices to give the staff a taste of the new record—look for the album preview next month. In the meantime here's an excerpt from the interview, where the sharp spitter lists his favorite things and describes his 4/20 plans.
Complex: When did you get to New York?
Curren$y: I got here yesterday. I miss New York, I ain’t been up in a minute, because I’m working. But I like to come out here, go to Bubby's (120 Hudson St.), eat and chill.
Do you always go to Bubby's when you visit?
Yeah. Flight Club is my favorite spot in the city, but I always stop at the Bubby's in Tribeca. I'll get the macaroni and cheese and fried chicken. Or sometimes the chicken and waffles. Plus cheese grits or shrimp and grits. The owner is good with me 'cause I mentioned Bubby's lemonade in a song. [Ed. Note—The song is "Roasted," from Pilot Talk.] Somebody played the track for him, and one day, while I was eating there, he approached me like, "Your money’s no good here—forever. Whoever you’re with, just do whatever you want!” That was tight.
When you're smoking, are there foods your always crave?
Nope. I get tired of stuff. Once I find a thing that I like, I’ll eat that shit everyday for weeks. ”Whoa, I never had Chick-fil-A before," and then it's bang bang bang bang bang. Then it's, “Please, no Chick-fil-A.” Then I'm on to Taco Bell or whatever the new thing in my mind is.
And where is your head at right now?
Well, before I got here, I ate at Steak 'n Shake. My homeboy used to work at one in Orlando when I was in high school, so we used to kill that all day long.
And even now, Steak 'n Shake has endured...
Steak 'n Shake, and—I don’t know—Hershey's Cookies n' Creme bars have maintained their position of importance in my life, right below my parents and my Chevys.
Do you have plans for 4/20?
I got a concert in New Orleans. I always do one on 4/20 in my city, and it's always a big deal. My 4/20 rituals are that and staying hydrated. Drink some water—it's important.