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Curren$y
Birth name Shante Anthony Franklin
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2000–present
Labels No Limit Records
(2000-2005)
Young Money Entertainment
(2005-2007)
Cash Money Records
(2005-2007)
Universal Motown
(2005-2007)
Jets International
(2007-present)
Amalgam Digital
(2009-present)
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]

Discography

Albums

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

Mixtapes

  • "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"

Collaborations

  • 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)

Singles

  • 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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