A lot has changed since Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y dropped the monumental How High mixtape in 2009, but a lot has also remained the same.
Wiz is still the king of laid back weed raps and Spitta is still one of the most prolific and hardworking emcees in all of hip-hop, delivering a staggering amount of music to ever-hungry fans throughout the years.
Through it all, the triumphs and the tribulation, their chemistry is still as potent as the top shelf weed they roll up. The pair released a new collaborative album aptly named 2009 last week, and while I was nervous it may not live up to my nostalgic expectations, I loved every minute of it. Sure, not every song will be a timeless classic, but it brought me right back to the basics: sitting on the couch, breaking up bud for the first smoke of the day, plotting on taking over the world.
This is true lifestyle music, and these are the quintessential lifestyle rappers, always showing their work so you can apply the blueprint to your own hustle.
With production from frequent collaborators Cardo, Harry Fraud, and Sledgren, plus features from Ty Dolla $ign and Problem, 2009 is sure to hold onto one of the six slots in your car's CD changer for quite a while -- if you still have one of those.