Currency Rise To Stardom
Written by Nate Matthews on October 9, 2021
Veteran New Orleans spitter Curren$y embodies consistency. Since his original signing in 2002 and formal debut in 2009, the now 39-year-old rapper has been a hip-hop mainstay, delivering incredible lifestyle raps over 80-plus projects filled with weed haze and opulence. His latest effort, The OutRunners, a collaborative project with the venerable Harry Fraud that features Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, and more, finds Curren$y in a particularly special bag.
“I was ready to work with [Harry Fraud] again. It was overdue,” Curren$y tells me over the phone, driving to a video shoot. “People always say there’s something about the production he does that makes me rap a certain way. It’s like a movie score. It’s kinda easy for me because he’s doing damn near more than half the work. The way he layin’ the beat is pretty much telling me what to say.”
Chesman, Donna-Claire. “Curren$Y’s Keys to Consistency: Interview.” DJBooth, DJBooth, 17 Aug. 2020, https://djbooth.net/features/2020-08-17-currensy-keys-to-consistency-audiomack.