Shante Anthony Franklin, better known by his stage name Curren$y , is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.
As a teenager, he was signed to Master P’s No Limit Records until 2005, when he signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, where he remained until late 2007. While still at Young Money, Curren$y created Fly Society with skateboarder Terry Kennedy, first as a clothing company, then expanding to release music.
After releasing a series of mixtapes, he released his debut solo album, This Ain’t No Mixtape, through Amalgam Digital, in 2009. Amalgam has all of the mixtapes that led up to the release of This Ain’t No Mixtape’.
Curren$y continues to release music through Amalgam Digital. Curren$y’s latest album release is entitled Jet Files. In 2009 Curren$y while working with Damon Dash at DD172. Curren$y is also a part of a Hip-Hop supergroup with rappers Mos Def and Jay Electronica called Center Edge Territory.. The Album The Jet Files serve as a prelude to his next upcoming album “The Grand Scheme Of Things”.