Denzel Curry is a Florida rapper who’s developing his own form of blurry-eyed, internet-friendly rap — a sort of down-south take on the whole A$AP Mob movement. (He came up under A$AP friend-turned-foe SpaceGhostPurrp, but he’s arguably a bigger deal now than SGP ever was.) Today, Curry surprise-released his new mixtape Imperial, a hazy, gurgling rap record that’s clearly the work of an active mind. References fly in all directions, melodies take weird turns, and Curry shows himself, again and again, to be a powerful presence. The album has guest appearances from Rick Ross and Joey Bada$$, but the guests never take attention away from Curry. Listen to Imperial below, via Hypetrak.
Download Imperial for free here.