Denzel Curry is a Miami rapper who effortlessly balances rhymes with introspective and intense content with an ever-evolving production palette. His official studio debut was in 2013 after releasing a series of well-received mixtapes in early 2010. Nostalgic 64, his official studio debut, is considered an underground favorite.
Curry’s rise to the top continued with Zuu, his 2019 offering. A year later, he issued Unlocked, a joint release with Kenny Beats. In 2022, Curry returned with a more mature, introspective album, Melt My Eyez See Your Future. Curry was born in Carol City, Florida, to Native American and Bahamian parents.
He started writing poetry while still in elementary and later got involved with battle rapping at his local Boys & Girls Club. Curry’s packed bars, powerful lyrics, and rabid energy were showcased on his early mixtapes, King Remembered Underground Tape 1991 - 1995 and King of the Mischievous South, Vol. 1: Underground Tape 1996.
Nostalgic 64’s critical success was followed by the double EP 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms. Imperial, his sophomore LP, included the singles Zenith, Knotty Head, and ULT. After a series of cryptic social media posts and leaking a pair of demos on SoundCloud, Curry released another EP titled 13 in June 2017.
After releasing a string of singles – Sumo, Uh Huh, and Skywalker – Curry issued Percs, the lead single from his third album, TA13OO. The album was divided into three acts, Light, Gray, and Dark, and it landed at number 28 on the Billboard 200 upon release. The album also featured the single Clout Cobain.
After a viral cover of Rage Against the Machine’s Bulls on Parade, Curry released the single Ricky in May. The single, named after his father, gave fans a taste of what to expect from his fourth album, Zuu. The summer-friendly album was influenced by everything that has made him who he is, which includes his parents and his hometown.
In early 2022, Curry incorporated a cosmopolitan sound into his fifth release, Melt My Eyez See Your Future. The album also featured various producers, including Thundercat, Robert Glasper, and Kenny Beats. Featured guests include T-Pain, Rico Nasty, Saul Williams, and JID.