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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 No Limit Records
Young Money Entertainment
Cash Money Records
Universal Motown
Jets International
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,he is also working with Tavoiras D on joint mixtape dropping fall 2010,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, "Pilot Talk."[8]



  • 2007: Music to Fly to (Unreleased)
  • 2009: This Ain't No Mixtape[9]
  • 2009: Jet Files
  • 2010: Pilot Talk (slated for March 23)


  • "Life At 30,000 Feet"
  • "Independence Day"
  • "Higher Than 30,000 Feet"
  • "Welcome To The Winner's Circle"
  • "Fear And Loathing In New Orleans"
  • "Super Tecmo Bowl"
  • "Fast Times At Ridgemont Fly"
  • "Fin..."
  • "Smokee Robinson"
  • "24 Hour Karate School"


  • 2002: "Ballers" (with 504 Boyz)
  • 2006: "G-Series Vol. 1" (with Mack Maine)
  • 2007: "Young Money Dedication" (with Young Money Entertainment)
  • 2009: "How Fly" (with Wiz Khalifa)
  • 2010: "Where Is Ted Bukowski" (with Wiz Khalifa)
  • 2010: "Living The Life" (with Max B)
  • 2010: "How Fly 2: The Wright Brothers" (with Wiz Khalifa)


  • 2006: "Where Da Cash At (feat. Lil Wayne and Remy Ma) (Music To Fly To -Unreleased & Dedication II (Lil' Wayne))
  • 2009: "Elevator Musik" (This Ain't No Mixtape)
  • 2009: "16 Switches Spitter" (This Ain't No Mixtape)
  • 2010: "Life Under the Scope" (Pilot Talk)
  • 2010: "Breakfast (In and Out)" (Muscle Car Chronicles)


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