New Orleans rapper and Hip-Hop connoisseur Curren$y thrives on making music on his own terms. With his “Jet Life” mantra about living life to the fullest, the savvy rhyme spitter (why do you think they call him “Spitta”?) is focused on a lyrical devotion to the truth and authenticity. It’s because of this ethos that the man born Shante Anthony Franklin has transcended any regional rap stereotypes to become a favorite of bloggers, critics, fans and everyone in between. Now aligned with Warner Bros., the plan is to let Spitta be himself, but have even more people get acquainted with the Jets (Just Enjoy This Sh*t) and his Jet Life Movement.
Inspired by a litany of Hip-Hop heavyweights including Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, Camp Lo, DJ Quick, A Tribe Called Quest, OutKast and 8Ball & MJG, by 2002 the young Curren$y took his talents to Master P. signing a recording deal with No Limit Records, as a member of the 504 Boyz. Only two years later, he switched over to Cash Money Records, becoming the marquee artist of Lil Wayne’s then fledgling Young Money Records. The experience with the hometown labels taught him not only how to be a team player but about the type of artist he wanted to be.

“I was in other places, the verse before would be about possibly decapitating somebody with a shotgun and boatloads of cocaine,” recalls Curren$y. “So young me was like so I shot him too and I got two keys out of the ten. Then I would try to sneak in. But I did get the newest Jordans and this, that and the third by trying to still be myself.”

A Harlem-based MC signed to Nas' label Mass Appeal, rapper Dave East was born David Brewster. He became Dave East in 2011 when he released the mixtape Change of Plans, while 2012 saw him drop four more. The final one from that year, Gemini, landed in the hands of Nas, who signed East to his label in 2013. The Mass Appeal-affiliated mixtape Straight Outta Harlem dropped in 2014 and Black Rose landed a year later. In 2016, XXL magazine featured him as part of their annual "Freshman Class" feature, and the Kairi Chanel tape followed on Mass Appeal later in the year with guest verses from 2 Chainz, Fabolous, and Cam'ron, among others. Issued just after East publicized his deal with Def Jam, it debuted in the Top Five of Billboard's R&B/hip-hop chart and scraped the Top 40 of the all-genre Billboard 200. In 2017, he issued the single "Perfect" with Chris Brown. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi

Grant "Wish GRANTed" is a unique Baltimore rapper. At the age of nine he began to play the saxophone and as he got older he began to play the piano. His mother is a great influence to his music; if it weren’t for her he never would’ve played an instrument. Grant started off rapping for fun with his friends and family just for the laughs. It wasn’t until joining the Air Force and being exposed to different types of music did Grant realize that he really wanted to pursuit a career in music.

Throughout his entire life Grant has been a big fan of rap and hip hop. Outkast Stankonia was the first hip-hop album that he listened to. Grant has also been inspired by many artist such as Kanye West,
Jay-Z, Lauren Hill, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Nelly, T.I. and Terrance Blanchard.

On October 9, 2011 Grant performed in his first hip hop show, opening for Kid Ink and he hasn't looked back since. Grant believes in taking advantage of the time we have on this earth and doing what you love and what makes you happy.



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