Shante Anthony Franklin (born April 4, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana), better known by his stage name Curren$y, is an American rapper and member of the group Fly Society. Formerly a member of Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, he joined the No Limit Records collective as a teenager. After releasing countless free mixtapes online he released his debut album, This Aint No Mixtape on April 21, 2009. Curren$y is also a former member of Master P’s rap group 504 Boyz, and has released collaboration mixtapes with Wiz Khalifa and Mack Maine.|
Curren$y had an underground hit in 2006, Where Da Cash At, which can be heard on several of Lil’ Wayne’s mixtapes, including Dedication 2. He was featured on Lil Wayne’s song “Grown Man” from the album Tha Carter II. Due to certain issues concerning the release of his album Music 2 Fly 2, he left Young Money and formed his Fly Society crew with professional skateboarder and rapper Terry Kennedy.
His mixtapes include:|2000 - Sports Center|2005 - Young Money Mixtape Vol. 1|Lil’ Wayne’s Dedication 1 & 2|Young Money Presents: Lilweezyana Vol. 1|2006 - G-Series Mixtape with Mack Maine of Young Money|Welcome Back Mixtape|2007 - Life At 30,000 ft.|2007 - Independence Day|2008 - Higher Than 30,000 ft.|2008 - Welcome To The Winner’s Circle|2008 - Fear & Loathing in New Orleans|2008 - Super Tecmo Bowl|2008 - Fast Times At Ridgemont Fly|2008 - Fin…|2009 - How Fly with Wiz Khalifa|2009 - Jet Files