“You’ve got 7 minutes…or as long as it takes for Curren$y to walk to his car,” a manager says to me and another reporter as Curren$y’s entourage starts to emerge from his dressing room.
As I quickly begin to condense 30 minutes worth of interview questions into seven, a smiling Curren$y appears in the middle of his entourage, introduces himself, and we begin to walk.
A few hours before this, I was standing in the back of Philadelphia’s legendary Theater of Living Arts, experiencing my first-ever Curren$y concert. Although the emcee is not Philly born or bred, his Philly following is enormous, so it was only right that one of the city’s leading media brands, WhatScene, partnered up with clothing brand Doobi to bring him to the city of brotherly love.
Admittedly, I wouldn’t exactly call myself a fan of his prior to the show. I had originally gone to support opening acts: SincerelyTahj, Champs, and Philly phenom Theodore Grams, but by the end of the night I was driving home with an entirely new perspective.