Pitchfork Music Festival: Rapper Curren$y Can Make Even Elevator Music Sound Good

With the Pitchfork Music Festival upon us, we're bringing you a sample of who's taking the stage. Today, we highlight New Orleans rapper Curren$y, who's been slowly climbing to greater recognition for the past couple years. His latest album, Weekend at Burnie's, dropped late last month, but we're looking at one of his early greats so you can get your bearings. On "Elevator Musik," from his debut album, This Ain't No Mixtape, he raps in his signature low drone, which plays delightfully against the elevator music in a higher octave. If only this were what they played in elevators, we wouldn't feel as insane throwing spontaneous dance parties in them.

LISTEN to "Elevator Musik":