Denzel Curry is a 23 year old rapper from Carol City, Florida who has recently emerged as one of the underground’s most vibrant young talents–and one of its best candidates for breakthrough success in the mainstream. Unlike other artists who are fixated on the morbid, Curry’s music isn’t sprawling or indulgent, trite or aphoristic. Instead, his acute sense for the less savory parts of his life has manifested in hip-hop that’s laser-focused, that sounds steeped in the headier approaches of the genre’s greatest technicians yet remains distinctly Southern.
Denzel continues to impress and is only gaining more recognition after the critical and commercial success of 2018’s TA13OO. With the release of TA13OO, Denzel appeared on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Top 10 at #7, debuted on the Rap Chart at #6, and debuted at #28 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The album includes critically-acclaimed singles “Clout Cobain,” “Black Balloons,” and “Sumo” and has received the highest praise from publications including Billboard, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Stereogum.
Across TA13OO’s three acts, Denzel explores topics including the presidential election, fame, hatred, paranoia, revenge, love, the current state of music, and personal tales of his own near-death experiences. Sonically, the album ranges just as widely as its subject matter – sounds of paranoia, fear of loss, brooding melancholy and mood swings straight from hell all find their way onto TA13OO, making this Denzel’s most groundbreaking musical performance to date.