About Curren$y

Curren$y is the stage name of Shante Scott Franklin, a prolific New Orleans rapper, songwriter, and producer who has released more than 90 mixtapes, EPs, and solo and collaborative albums.

∙ In 2002, he signed with No Limit Records, which led to a brief recording stint with the 504 Boyz, as well as appearances on records by Master P, C-Murder, and Soulja Slim.
∙ After releasing a dozen mixtapes, he made his official solo debut with 2009’s This Ain’t No Mixtape, featuring guest contributions from Young Chris, Bun B, and Mickey Factz.
∙ He founded his own label, Jet Life, in 2009, and went on to release records by Young Roddy, Fiend, and Smoke DZA, as well as many of his own works.
The Stoned Immaculate, from 2012, hit No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on both the Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hop-Hop Albums charts.
∙ “Bottom of the Bottle,” a collaboration with August Alsina and Lil Wayne, was his first single to make Billboard’s Hot 100.
∙ Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa teamed up in 2019 for the collaborative hit album 2009, which featured appearances by Ty Dolla $ign and Problem.

    New Orleans, LA
  • BORN
    April 4, 1981

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