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Birth name Shante Anthony Franklin
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2000–present
Labels Amalgam Digital
Website [1]

Shante Anthony Franklin, better known by his stage name Curren$y , is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.

As a teenager, he was signed to Master P's No Limit Records until 2005,[1] when he signed with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, where he remained until late 2007. While still at Young Money, Curren$y created Fly Society with skateboarder Terry Kennedy, first as a clothing company, then expanding to release music.[2]

After releasing a series of mixtapes, he released his debut solo album, This Ain't No Mixtape [3], through Amalgam Digital, in 2009. Amalgam has all of the mixtapes that led up to the release of This Ain't No Mixtape' [4].

Curren$y continues to release music through Amalgam Digital. Curren$y's latest album release is entitled Jet Files[5]. In 2009 Curren$y while working with Damon Dash at DD172.[6] Curren$y is also a part of a Hip-Hop supergroup with rappers Mos Def and Jay Electronica called Center Edge Territory.[7]. The Album The Jet Files serve as a prelude to his next upcoming album "The Grand Scheme Of Things".[8]





  • 2009: This Ain't No Mixtape[9]
  • 2009: Jet Files (Serves As A Prelude To The Grand Scheme Of Things)[10]
  • 2010: The Grand Scheme Of Things[11]


  • 2006: "Where Da Cash At (feat. Lil Wayne and Remy Ma)
  • 2009: "Elevator Musik" (This Ain't No Mixtape)
  • 2009: "16 Switches Spitter" (This Ain't No Mixtape)
  • 2009: "Life Under the Scope" (Muscle Car Chronicles)



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