Denzel Curry is an American rapper. Raised in Carol City, Florida, Curry started rapping while in sixth grade and began working on his first mixtape in 2011, when he was attending school. 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 2013, releasing his debut full-length album a year later while still in high school, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. He has gone on to release two more projects, Imperial in March 2016, and Ta13oo in July 2018, which debuted at number 28 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In April 2018, Curry released the lead single off of Ta13oo titled, Sumo on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. Then in May 2018, Curry released the second single off the album titled, Percs. Curry then released the third single titled, Clout Cobain, in July 2018, and announced that his album Ta13oo, would be released in three acts: The first act, Light, was released followed by Gray and Dark. Each previously-released single represents one of the album’s acts, as Sumo represents Light, Clout Cobain represents Gray, and Percs represents Dark, which come together cohesively to form Ta13oo.
Denzel Curry hits Laneway on the following dates…
Monday 28th January – Albert Park, Auckland
Saturday 2nd February – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Sunday 3rd February – Callan Park, Rozelle, Sydney
Friday 8th February – Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide, Adelaide
Saturday 9th February – Footscray Park, Footscray, Melbourne
Sunday 10th February – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle