Curren$y does not work well with suckerz. If there has ever been a direct representation of the current generation, it’s Curren$y. Growing up in mash culture and living as a rapper in the dirty South, Curren$y effortlessly mixes popular icons from movies, art, fashion and sports into clever, flowing rhymes. First, he rapped under Master P, as one of C-Murder’s artist’s then Lil Wayne snatched him up into the Young Money camp, but Curren$y left it all to get his own shine. You’ve probably seen the Fly Society logo in videos and magazines, which is just one of his ventures. Peep his game and find out why money is called Curren$y.
Where did you come from?
New Orleans—Born ’n’ Raised
We remember hearing your name on Lil Wayne mixtapes last year. Can you talk about what happened there?
A lot of records got recorded. I had a cool buzz single and then the lights went out. Afterward, a light came on, and I started doin’ my own thing.
So you skate, but do you “Lil’ Skateboard P” skate or really skate?
[Laughs] Hey man, I like P; he’s dope, but I can get down a bit. Terry Kennedy’s the Michael Jordan of the skate sh*t, but I stay busy to keep the rust off.
What’s Fly Society all about?
Bringin’ a fresh approach to whatever your grind is. I rap, so I try my hardest to always bring fresh sh*t to the listeners—that’s why I dropped so many mixtapes this year. Nobody has brought out anything fresh and new. Not to sound corny, but I pull off some fly sh*t in this music game. Terry changed how people in the black community felt about skaters. He keeps doin’ it on that deck for real. I got my homie’s from my set Da Jets— that’s Young Roddy, Street Wiz, and Trademark—all over my tapes, bringin’ that new sh*t. That’s why it’s Fly Society; we are bigger than a clique...we have a population! When it’s all said and done, we’re going to apply for statehood and ban suckers!