Influenced by underground Florida rapper SpaceGhostPurrp , the mixtape was later featured on Purrp's social media, giving Curry local attention and resulting in Curry joining Purrp's hip-hop collective, Raider Klan. Curry left Raider Klan in , releasing his debut studio album, Nostalgic 64 , in September of that year, while still in high school. His fourth studio album, Zuu , was released on May 31, , to further acclaim. He is of Bahamian descent through both his mother and father. Curry started down an artist's path with early poetry ambitions in Elementary School before he began rapping in the sixth grade. The whole project that Curry posted was later included on SpaceGhostPurrp 's page, which prompted the birth of Denzel's music career. In , he released his second mixtape, titled King of the Mischievous South Vol. Curry's third mixtape, titled Strictly for My R. His style of rap on this mixtape was inspired by Tupac Shakur. The group Raider Klan was disbanded, which led to Curry deciding to embark on his solo rap career.
Born and raised in the county of Dade, Denzel Curry has rapidly emerged as one of hip hop's most promising young talents. The visual is a perfect accompaniment to the narrative yarn Curry spins. It also includes a pretty dope animated chase scene between Curry and the cops. One when considers the hip hop producers who make the biggest bangers, they might think of guys like Jahlil Beats , Metro Boomin , and Mike Will Made-It. Perennially underrated and criminally slept on is Ronny J, who has worked extensively with Curry and the Underachivers. But thematically it contains the sort of brutally realistic take on the the trials and tribulations of ordinary people that defines much of his music. Every bar is pretty great, but perhaps none is greater than the one that sums up the song's thesis: "Bitch, I am ultimate, behold my awesomeness. Indeed, it might be viewed as a sequel to "Zone 3," Curry's first great song about, Carol City but with even more post-apocalyptically graphic lyrics: "Lucifer calling Jehovah on the Nextel. Any maybe that's true. Curry's life philosophy: "Whatever you choose to pursue in life make sure you approach it as hard as possible, by any means necessary.
At just 24 years old, Denzel Curry already compressed what sounds like decades of experimentation, pain, and personality into four diverse albums. Since then, Curry has put out an EP and two full-length albums.
But Curry has held on. His latest album, ZUU , shows self-actualized growth, revealing a confident and bold rapper and singer. In , Curry was a year-old rapper still wet behind the ears. He grew up in Miami Gardens's Carol City neighborhood in a maelstrom of violence. Curry was officially a member of Raider Klan, the Florida group known for making horrific music that the Grim Reaper would clean his house to.
Amid the distorted boom of drums, Curry cuts rapid and rough flows about money and murder. By , Curry had weathered multiple storms. His second mixtape, King of the Mischievous South Vol. Underground Tape , grew his presence and was recognized by Odd Future. In , after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin who went to Curry's high school , Curry and his classmates made a powerful statement against police brutality.
Martin was a Raider Klan fan , Curry said last year. Curry kept Martin in mind when he released his third mixtape, Strictly 4 My R.
But soon after this mixtape dropped, the group dissolved. Around this time, he finished up his first studio album, Nostalgia. To cope, Curry turned to rap again to express himself.
It went on to peak at No. He revealed to Vice that he was able to find himself through it and figure out what works for him creatively. Listening to it, you can hear the flattening of what worked for him over the course of his career.
The early Raider Klan-esque, distorted and snarling rap has been tempered. In , he released an EP, He was confident in his rising creative acumen and wanted fans to know; he told XXL that he was really preparing for Ta13oo , his third studio album, and that 13 were demos to share because he was bored.
He released his third album, Ta13oo , in and it included "Clout Cobain," an important piece of the LP's grand story and one of the rapper's most personal songs. The song references Kurt Cobain and examines fame in the age of quick rises and falls. The accompanying video showcased him as a clown controlled by puppet strings, a metaphor for the music industry and the suits controlling it. Curry let Ta13oo simmer for just shy of 11 months before returning to the fray with ZUU , his fourth studio album.
After all, the tribulations he's faced throughout his life have certainly strengthened his position in the rap space, as well as his comfort within himself. He continues to show that his next move will always be more calculated than his last — something that likely puts continued mainstream success in his sights. In Opa-Locka!!!!!!!