Currency Rise To Stardom

Written by on October 9, 2021

 Pure, first word that flies in when Curren$y lands in mind. Hip-Hop underground legend climbing out New Orleans becomes recognized by the No Limit Legends before him. He also signed to his generation’s Elite Young Money, before branching off to start his own label JET LIFE.

Veteran New Orleans spitter Curren$y embodies consistency. Since his original signing in 2002 and formal debut in 2009, the now 39-year-old rapper has been a hip-hop mainstay, delivering incredible lifestyle raps over 80-plus projects filled with weed haze and opulence. His latest effort, The OutRunners, a collaborative project with the venerable Harry Fraud that features Wiz KhalifaRick Ross, and more, finds Curren$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,

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