New Orleans rapper Curren$y is one of the hardest-working men in the business, with seven albums, half a dozen EPs, and 18 mixtapes all released within the last six years. His fifth album "The Stone Immaculate" debuted in 2012 as No. 2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts. Working alongside some of the top talent in the rap world, he spits intricate rhymes full of clever wordplay, all with the kind of relaxed attitude that tells you he could keep going all day long and then he lays a killer jazz-funk beat over the top. On stage, Curren$y has an easy, down-to-earth charisma. He even brings the crowd in on it, with lots of audience participation and free swag given out. It makes the whole thing feel like you just bought a ticket for a party at Curren$y’s house. It's the same on Curren$y's albums, where he invites some of rap's heaviest hitters to the party, including Wiz Khalifa for their joint 2013 EP, "Live In Concert," and Lil Wayne and Birman, who show up on Curren$y’s latest single "442." He often tours with Smoke DZA, Fiend, Street Wiz, and the other members of his Jet Life rap collective.
Curren$y first came into the limelight in 2001, when signed to his friend C-Murder’s Tru Records. As part of the 504 Collective, he was featured on the song “Get Back.” Then, he joined Lil Wayne for “Grown Man,” on Wayne's best-selling album, "Tha Carter II." Curren$y's first solo single was 2006's “Where da Cash At,” and since then it's been a steady stream of albums and EPs, as well as a ton of unofficial mixtapes released for free. With concerts lined up in December 2013, Curren$y is looking to end the year with a bang