Currency is the stage name of an American rapper who originates from New Orleans, Louisiana. Born as Shante Scott Franklin in 1981, he started his career as a rapper in 2000. His elder brother Mr. Marcelo is also a rapper and started his career the same year.
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The hip hop artist Currency was a member of the 504 Boyz initially. In the year 2002, he signed with Master P’s No Limit Records and appeared in five songs from its album ‘Good Side, Bad Side’. After the album release in 2004, Currency signed in with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment and Cash Music Records. He continued to work with these labels for three years while he created his own Fly Society along with Terry Kennedy. The organization was a clothing company but later on it expanded to release music.
Currency released a lead single titled as ‘Where da Cash At’ for his debut album ‘Music To Fly To’. The complete album could not be released due to various reasons. He then decided to continue his own business rather than working on the label. Alongside the other things, he appeared on a music video for a single by DJ Khaled and also wrote some songs for Kanye West. The year 2007 is considered to be the best year in the career of this talented musician.
Currency, also known as The Hot Spitta, has released 13 mix-tapes since 2003. He has worked in association with many top artists and labels including Wiz Khalifa, The Alchemist, Ski Beatz, Demon Dash and many others.
Currency has a vast experience of working with different labels and different artists. This has groomed him a lot and he has proven to be a very versatile musician. He usually experiments with things like mixing hip hop with Australian Folk and American Pop, to come up with unique and ingenious music for his listeners.
The ‘Hot Spitta’ has been working on producing great music since 2009. He released the first two albums ‘This Ain’t No Mixtape’ and ‘Jet Flies’ in contract with Amalgam Digital. Soon after these releases, the year 2010 brought another release by cheap Currency tickets the album was titled as Pilot Talk. Pilot Talk III is also going to be released, but its dates have not been announced yet. The album was released under BluRoc Records which is a label division of Damon Dash’s DD 172. It was distributed through Def Jam Recordings. The same year, Currency released "Pilot Talk II". The artist also worked with Ski Beatz during the same year, for its studio album ‘24 Hour Karate School’.
In 2011, Currency again changed the label and signed with Warner Bros. Records. The album ‘Covert Coup’, having ten songs which are produced by the Alchamist, is going to be released under this label. ‘Muscle Car Chronicles’ and ‘Pilot Talk III’ are due for a release in the year 2011. Currency mentioned that it is going to be a free album. Two more albums ‘Puff Daddy’ and ‘A Jet Life’ are also on the list to be released.
Currency has a very unpredictable, dynamic, fickle and impulsive kind of personality, as clear from his career. He has not worked with one label consistently and every few months he changes the direction of his work. This aspect of his personality has given him the opportunity of working with various artists and labels. When he becomes motivated and decide upon something, then no power can stop him from doing that. The frequency of his album releases in the last 3 years has been amazing. He is talented enough to set goals for himself and work accordingly. The multitalented artist all set to perform live for his fans. Get your Currency Tickets now to hear the superstar in a sensational live concert.
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