Curren$y strikes one up for traditionalism on Pilot Talk
Other critics have theorized that Pilot Talk's artistic triumph is largely due to Ski Beatz's memorable accompaniment. An NY vet whose catalog ranges from membership in early-'90s woulda-beens Original Flavor to credits on Jay-Z's 1996 classic Reasonable Doubt and Camp Lo's "Luchini AKA (This Is It)," Ski Beatz initially produced Pilot Talk's tracks himself and then hired talented unknowns like bassist Brady Watt to transform them into instrumental gems. True, any rapper would sound incredible against the majestic sunshine funk of "Address." But give Curren$y credit for lodging its hook in your brain — "Still nothing changed but the address."
With C-Plus and NPire Da Great, J-Billion and P-Funk, DJ ANT-1
Wed/29, 9 p.m., $16–$20
330 Ritch, SF