NEW ORLEANS-- He's proven to be one of the most consistent artists in the game, but New Orleans-born rapper Curren$y recently made news because of his interest in an iconic burger shop.
Curren$y says, "I'm from New Orleans so pretty much Bud's Broiler practically raised me."
The location near City Park has always had a special meaning for him.
"I know what it means to friends. This place was 24-hours at one point. Picking up #4's with sauce. I didn't mind the onions," said Curren$y.
In an age when many young artists aspire to have the trappings of stardom, Curren$y is taking a tip from other hip hop stars that have started their own businesses, I've seen a few of mu friends do it. 2 Chains has multiple businesses in Atlanta. My friend Nipsey Hustle has a lot of spots in Los Angeles. It's my turn, ya know?"
Curren$y has set an opening date of Saturday April 27th, the same day he performs at Jazz Fest.
Hew has big plans for Life Burger on City Park Avenue, "I've got a lot of talented visual artists photogs and painters. This place will serve as a gallery as well because I can put up all of their art work. This going to be a way for me to really give my friends and a lot of my talented buddies an avenue to show who they are too."