Denzel Curry – “SPEEDBOAT” Video
There is an electricity around Denzel Curry right now. The South Florida rapper is a young veteran. He’s only 24, but he helped pioneer the chaotic, lo-fi, emotionally vulnerable rap music that has since taken over the nation. Last year, he released a great and ambitious album called TAI300. This year, he’s making moves, plotting tours with Billie Eilish and $uicideboy$ and rapping on the Flying Lotus track “Black Balloons Reprise.” A few weeks ago, he came out with a new banger called “RICKY.” Today, as Complex reports, Curry announces that he’ll release his new album ZUU later this month, less than a year after TAI300. And he’s also got another new song.
Curry’s new track is called “SPEEDBOAT,” and it’s both thoughtful and anthemic. Over a florid piano and a backfiring drum track, Curry meditates on the trauma of his youth, references the late XXXTentacion, and talks gothic paranoia shit: “People getting killed through the peep hole / Have your money up before you go to war / Put the mask on like a luchador / My dawg didn’t make it to 21, so I gotta make it past 24.”
Curry doesn’t appear in the video. Instead, it appears as a series of disconnected action scenes, all of which seem like they come from a movie about the Florida drug trade. There are car chases, helicopter raids, and a whole mansion blowing up. I have no idea how they got the budget for this thing together. Zev Deans directs. Below, watch the video and check out the tracklist for ZUU.
03 “WISH” (Feat. Kiddo Marv)
04 “BIRDZ” (Feat. Rick Ross)
07 “BUSHY B INTERLUDE”
09 “CAROLMART” (Feat. Ice Billion Berg)
10 “SHAKE 88″ (Feat. Sam Sneak)
11 “BLACKLAND 66.6″
12 “P.A.T.” (Feat. PlayThatBoiZay)
ZUU is out 5/31 on Loma Vista.