Asylum/Warner Bros. records has just announced their signing of New Orleans rapper Curren$y.
Though he may still be considered a new artist to most, Curren$y has already put in his time. Back in 2001, he signed his first record deal with C-Murder's TRU Records. Then, after being brought over to Master P's New No Limit because of C-Murder's situation, Curren$y was snatched up by Lil' Wayne's Young Money Entertainment. In 2007, he went independent, releasing a few mixtapes, until linking up with Damon Dash's BluRoc Recordings in 2010, where he dropped "Pilot Talk" and "Pilot Talk II" albums. Needless to say, it's been the big names behind the scenes who have taken notice.
In 2009, XXL magazine ranked Curren$y on their Top 10 freshman list. Now, as he preps his fifth and sixth studio albums, "Muscle Car Chronicles" and "Pilot Talk III," Curren$y is keeping himself busy with a new mixtape entitled "Covert Coup" being released on iTunes on April 19. Produced by Alchemist, the mixtape will coincide with a promo tour beginning in New Orleans.