Jamaal Curry writes hip-hop songs that hearken back to the genre's early days in the 1980s and '90s. The Fort Collins rapper and producer performs under the name Boss Eagle. He released his debut album, "The Firebird Album," late last year. 

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Boss Eagle performed four songs from "The Firebird Album" in the CPR Performance Studio and donned some boxing attire for his song "Ivan Drago" -- which takes its name from the infamous Soviet boxer in the Sylvester Stallone film "Rocky IV." Curry also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about writing a letter to Puff Daddy as a teenager, creating new verses for some of his favorite rap songs and the Colorado hip-hop scene. 

Stream the session and watch Boss Eagle perform "Ivan Drago" above. Watch more videos on our YouTube page.

Songs performed:

  • "The Vine"
  • "Baby"
  • "Ivan Drago"
  • "Firebird"