Curren$y was once the future of Master P's No Limit Records. Curren$y was once the future of C-Murder's TRU Records. Curren$y was once the future of Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment. But jets are meant to fly solo (just go with it, for the sake of the story), and once Curren$y left all those affiliations to become his own boss, his career rose to new heights. Releasing indie projects like This Ain't No Mixtape, Jet Files, Pilot Talk I, and Pilot Talk II, not to mention his collaborations with close friend (and then-indie artist) Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y established a new identity and popularity as the most smoked-out rapper in the game.

Much as he took all the flack for leaving Lil Wayne's side, Curren$y deserves all the credit for building a huge fan base that supports him on tour and with his new records. Curren$y signed his label, Jet Life Recordings, over to Warner Bros. Records in 2011, which has resulted in Muscle Car Chronicles, The Stoned Immaculate and Priest Andretti, as well as a lot of weed money for Spitta.