Currensy (Curren$у) is the pseudonym of the American rapper Shante Scott Franklin. He came a long way to became famous and managed to earn impressive popularity all over the USA. Franklin was born in New Orleans on 4 April 1981.
Before finishing high school, the young man didn’t listen to rap. He was a big fan of A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, and Camp Lo. Currensy decided to become a professional singer when his friends Soulja Slim and Mr. Marcelo signed moneymaking contracts with labels and earned popularity in the music business.
For a long time, Currensy was looking for ways to become a celebrity. He was highly determined and driven. These qualities helped the young man make the right steps. Initially, he couldn’t figure out how to go about finding a label. However, in 2002, Mr. Marcelo helped him sign a contract with Tuff Guy Entertainment.
The rapper C-Murder saw the singer’s talent and decided to help him become successful. The artist offered Currensy a contract with TRU Records, which the young man signed happily. However, two years later, in 2003, C-Murder went to jail for murder. Currensy had to start looking for other options. By that time, he was fairly well known in the world of music and got a contract with No Limit Records. Shante didn’t release any solo albums with the labels but worked on recording songs with other artists.