See below for bios for both artists
The rise to success was slow and steady for New Orleans rapper Curren$y, who started out as a member of No Limit Records signees 504 Boyz in the early 2000s and made it through struggles with various labels before starting his own. Over the years, his smart lyrics would catch the attention of fans and other artists alike, and along with prolific output in the form of solo mixtapes, Curren$y had high-profile collaborations with Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Freddie Gibbs, and many others. With six studio albums and many other releases in an impressive discography, his 2012 Warner Bros.-released The Stoned Immaculate was one of his most well- received and highest-charting albums.
Born Shante Anthony Franklin and raised in New Orleans, Curren$y was originally signed to Master P‘s No Limit label, but in 2005 he made the move to Lil Wayne and Birdman‘s Cash Money imprint, Young Money. He appeared on Wayne‘s Tha Carter II album that same year, and in 2006, Curren$y’s “Where da Cash At” single was released — both on its own and as part of Wayne‘s Dedication 2 mixtape — but a promised album never materialized.
Not one to sit idle, Curren$y started Fly Society with professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy in 2007. The brand was originally planned as a line of apparel, but evolved into a music label as the rapper’s relationship with Young Money soured. After leaving the label at the end of 2007 with Fly Society in tow, Curren$y released a series of underground mixtapes, including 2009’s How Fly, a much buzzed-about collaboration with then-newcomer Wiz Khalifa. Other mixtapes appeared before Curren$y hooked up with the digital-only Amalgam Digital for the early-2009 release This Ain’t No Mixtape. The relationship continued that October with the download-only Jet Files, but in early 2010 he joined the Def Jam family partnering his Jet Life Recordings with Damon Dash‘s DD172 imprint. With the label’s in-house producer Ski Beatz handling most of the production, Curren$y’s Pilot Talk album appeared in July of that year, with Pilot Talk II landing in 2010.
In 2011 he inked a deal with Warner Brothers to release Weekend at Burnie’s, with the retro backing tracks coming from producer Monsta Beatz. Later in 2012, Curren$y and Monsta Beatz (along with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Pharrell) connected for the rapper’s 2012 street release The Stoned Immaculate, also out on WB. In 2015, the album Pilot Talk III was released on a $100.00 USB key made available from the rapper’s Jet Life website, while the EP Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes landed through more traditional distribution channels. That same year, the “Bottom of the Bottle” single featuring Lil Wayne and August Alsina appeared right before the release of Canal Street Confidential, an album that the MC road- tested on tour before deciding on the final track list.
In 2016, the rapper issued over a dozen mixtapes, including collaborative efforts with the Alchemist (The Carrollton Heist), Purps (Bourbon Street Secrets), and Sledgren (Revolver). The self-releases continued into 2017, with the Jetlanta EP and The Fo20 Massacre, followed by The Marina (Jet Life) EP in 2018. February of 2019 saw the release of 2009, a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa that revisited the creative chemistry of the duo’s decade-old How Fly project. Not long after, Curren$y issued two more collaborative efforts, working with Statik Selektah on Gran Turismo and with Berner on Pheno Grigio. He also found time for the solo mixtape Hot August Nights. And Now starting off the 2020 year he is set on focusing on another studio album on himself and building his artist Fendi P (formerly Corner Boy P). With that in mind the two of them have collaborated on a Album called Smokin Potnas which was released March 13, 2020 through his imprint Jet Life Recordings/Empire.
About Fendi P:
William Richardson (born January 20th, 1988 in New Orleans, Louisiana), better known by his stage name Corner Boy P, also known as Fendi P, is a multi talented American rapper with a story of resilience and strength. As a youth, Fendi adapted to the abrupt nature of the foster care system, and learned early on how to fend for himself.
Although he and his siblings were dispersed to different homes, Fendi fondly remembers listening to his older brother’s mixtapes and being enthralled with the boisterous lyrics and gratuitous displays of luxury within the lyrics. Without a constant family unit, Fendi had the ability to develop a strong sense of independence and self reliance.
At the age of seven, a young Fendi was able to procure a job washing cars at a local car detailing shop. He found mentorship and guidance within the staff, especially the shop owner, Mousa Hamdan, who later became his manager and like family. Fendi held a long term position in the automotive industry, and was able to develop sustainable skills while working within the industry. Mousa admired Fendi’s work ethic and was willing to provide guidance as he developed his aspirations in music and entrepreneurship.
Hurricane Katrina forced Fendi into a precipitous move to Texas with relatives. Being that he has always made a way for himself, Fendi orchestrated his move back to New Orleans.
Upon his return to New Orleans, Fendi began working with the Louisiana based production team Beats by the Pound (Medicine Men), working closely with FIEND (No-Limit) and KLC (No-Limit Producer), and the litany of No Limit Records artists (at the time), including Currensy (stylized at Curren$y).
Fendi naturally exudes star quality, and often while in the studio setting, many assumed he was an artist. His experience with the No-Limit cohort allowed Fendi to sharpen his skills with industry pioneers, while receiving sound guidance from a solid team. As he worked on his music, Fendi became his own fan, muse and motivation to excel.
Currently Fendi P is signed to the independent label JET LIFE, and has released a gritty collaboration with Curren$y called SMOKIN POTNAS. Each single is steeped in authenticity and boasts lyrical content that appeals to the HipHop connoisseur.
Fendi P is dedicated to his craft and looks forward to “letting the music speak for itself” and produce an unadulterated vibe for listeners to enjoy.
✈️ Curren$y and Fendi P Smoke Purp in a Purple Impala in “Swang” ✈️
✈️ Jet Lifers Curren$y and Fendi P Fly High on Street-Smart Smokin’ Potnas Project ✈️
Curren$y Announces New Collab Project with Jet Life Signee Fendi P, Shares Luxurious “Strategize” Video