The American rapper had gained huge popularity as a successful rapper with several releases from prominent Label. His ability is also acknowledged by prominent rappers by inviting him on their releases. In 2002 he entered the rapping field with the ‘504 Boys’ and released his first mixtape in 2004 by coming up with “Welcome Back.” He waited little longer to bring out his debut album.
In 2009 from the Amalgam Digitals he released his debut album confirming “This Ain’t No Mixtape.” Then one after the other Curren$y came up with “Jet Files” and “Pilot Talk.” Some eminent rappers were featured on his album, and they are Snoop Dogg, Big K.R.I.T., and more. Gradually he went up high on the ladder of success with a growing pecuniary richness for his growing popularity.
There cannot be much debate regarding his acceptance as with an increasing income the rapper started gathering money quite handsomely. It was the time when he made his major entry in the rapping world with his feature in Master P’s track, and now he owns a label under the name Jet Life Recordings. Quite a distance has been traveled by the artist and so much left ahead but has gained an excellent acceptance from the audience all around. The sincere effort had mostly gifted human endeavor, and Curren$y is also acknowledged. So far the rapper with his immense popularity has already gathered not less than 7 million dollars as his estimated net worth.
Although today he is known by the world as Curren$y at his birth, he was named Shante Scott Franklin by his parents and was born on 4th April 1981 at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. He got into the Magnet School which is in his hometown.
From the very early age, he was into music as his parents were good listeners of oldies. He was grown with his siblings, but very little is known about his early life. It was revealed to him that his father was quite panicking about his children jobs and very early in his life, the rapper has tasted what is smoking all about.
Currensy’s first recording was done when he was with the ‘504 Boys’. They were very much popular because of their genuine rap. The first studio album of this group was released in 2000 when the 504 Boys came up with “Goodfellas.” Then after a gap of one year in 2002, they released “Ballers.” It was all going right, and with total enthusiasm, the group brings forth another studio album in 2005 which they titled as “Hurricane Katrina: We Gon Bounce Back.” Some discrepancy in the relation of the group members persuaded them for split up which asked Currensy to focus on his career as a successful rapper. He was working on his mixtapes and was hoping to release an album under his name. During this time he got in contract with Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment for his mixtapes. A mixtape “Welcome Back” received a reasonable response from the listeners.
He signed in with Amalgam Digital and released his much-awaited debut solo album titled “This Ain’t Mixtape” in 2009. The second album followed soon as he came up with the sophomore album “Jet Files.” He was almost determined to bring one album each year. On 13th July 2010, the rapper released his third album “Pilot Talk” featured by Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Big K.R.I.T. and more. Most of the songs of his third album had been produced by Ski Beatz. In the same year on 22nd November Currensy released his fourth album keeping the name as his last album. His mixtape, “Smokee Robinson with DJ Don Cannon” was released at the same time.
Next year on 1st February 2011 the rapper got into an agreement with Warner Bros. The first venture of his Jet Life Recordings which was a collaboration titled ‘Covert Coup’ was released by Warner Bros in April through the website. He came up with a mixtape “Weekend at Burnie’s” and an album “Jet World Order.” In 2012 Currensy released two more albums titled “Jet World Order 2” and “The Stoned Immaculate.” Along with his releases, Currensy has earned huge popularity in collaborating with several artists. His collaboration with French Montana, Lil Wayne, Sean O’Connell, Pusha T and some more requires special mentioning. His collaboration with The Alchemist and Sean O’ Connel for their release of “Covert Coup” and “Muscle Car Chronicle” respectively earned him massive popularity as one of the major collaborators in rapping industry.
He is still not shown any interest to give up his bachelor life and happy being single. He has kept himself busy in meeting the enormous demand of his huge fan base rather than trying out a personal adventure. He is often called as Spitta, and his raps basically signify a longing for weed, luxury, and women as most rappers. He had given supreme indulgence for free downloading of music and videos to his fans and followers. Along with his musical endeavor, Currensy had also shown interest in films. He had worked in “Pretty Girls” released in 2010 and directed by Chris Robinson.
Again in 2012, he appeared in one comedy movie titled “Mac & Devin Go to High School” which was directed by Dylan C. Brown. In 2014 he was cast for a documentary “Steps” directed by Andrew Litten.
Full Name: Shante Scott Franklin
Date of Birth: 4th April 1981
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Age: 37 Year Old
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches / 1.73 m
Net worth: $7 Million