Curren$y Readies New Project Inspired By 1980s Film, ‘Weekend At Bernies’

By Allen Starbury  |  06/08/2011

CurrensyNew Orleans rapper, Curren$y, is gearing up for a new project later this month, titled Weekend at Burnies, set to drop through Warner Bros. Records.

The 10-track commercial mixtape's title is derived from the classic 1989 movie and its sequels, "Weekend at Bernies," which follows two slackers who pretend their murdered employer is still alive.

"Bernie Lomack had the beach house, the golf cart that was like a Porsche, all the chicks dug him, threw the dopest parties. Everyone loved him, and even when he was dead, people thought he was alive," Curren$y explains. "They were just like, 'It's Bernie, he's just always smacked.' Dude was a party man, as well as a business man. You gotta appreciate a dude with that party reputation that is working that hard."

In the upcoming weeks, Curren$y will release three new tracks ("You See It," "This Is the Life," and "She Got a Man"), and drop a video for the tape's "#jetsgo" single, all while wrapping his Jets Life tour.

It will be available at digital retailers, in addition to a 12-track deluxe edition -- complete with a customized weed grinder, and exclusive download -- sold in stores and online, on June 28th.

It's available fo pre-order now at

This week, Curren$y performed in New York, in July, he will add an international leg on his itinerary with a few special engagements in Europe. Below are dates.

7/1 - Adrenal, Norway @ Hove Festival
7/3 - Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
7/5 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melweg
7/8 - Leipzig, Germany @ Splash Festival
7/10 - Pferderennbahn, Switzerland @ Openair Frauenfeld