- NOV 24, 2023
- 1 Song
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, United States