The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

New Robert Glasper Mixtape Out This Week Feat. Yasiin Bey, Denzel Curry, Rapsody, & More

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Robert-Glasper-Fuck-Yo-FeelingsOver the past few years — since around the time To Pimp A Butterfly came out — there’s been a lot of crossover between the rap and jazz worlds. But that’s nothing new to the veteran jazz pianist Robert Glasper, who’s been incorporating hip-hop into his music and working with rappers for years. Glasper’s resume … More »

Slowthai & Denzel Curry – “Psycho”

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Slowthai and Denzel Curry have different strains of chaotic energy running through their music. Today, they intersected on the Miami rapper and UK artist’s new collaborative track “Psycho.” It’s truly something to behold, as they trade verses over chopped up horror movie violin screeches, courtesy of English producer Kwes Darko. More »

Kenny Beats’ YouTube Show Might Be The Rap Album Of The Year

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Kenny-BeatsA fascinating thing about rap music: It may be the only form of music where personality and digital ephemera matter at least as much as music itself. Within rap music, hit songs make a difference, of course. So do classic albums. But they aren’t the only things that matter. Transcendent rap moments can come in … More »

Watch Denzel Curry Freestyle With Kenny Beats

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Denzel-Curry-and-Kenny-BeatsFor the past few months, my favorite thing on the internet has been The Cave, a biweekly video series from the great rap producer Kenny Beats. Once every two weeks, Kenny welcomes a new rapper into his studio. After asking for what specific type of beat the rapper wants, Kenny spends a few … More »

Watch Denzel Curry & Slowthai Perform An Unreleased Song At Lollapalooza

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Denzel Curry performed at Lollapalooza over the weekend, and he brought out the promising British rapper Slowthai — who put out his debut album, Nothing Great About Britain, a few months back — to perform an unreleased collaboration of theirs. More »

Hear Denzel Curry’s Spotify Session With Fucked Up & Bad Brains

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When artists roll through the Spotify Studios, they typically record a cover of a song for the streaming service’s Spotify Singles series. But not many artists recruit the actual musicians who made the original songs to play with them, which is exactly what Denzel Curry did for his entry. More »

Denzel Curry – “Shawshank” (Feat. Tate Kobang)

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Denzel Curry - "Shawshank" (Feat. Tate Kobang)Who’s ready for football season?! I completely understand why you’d opt out of following the contemptible NFL, but as a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan I can’t hide my excitement for the upcoming season. Simultaneously as a lifelong Browns fan I can also think of several ways this year’s extremely promising team could combust. But I … More »

Watch Denzel Curry Make His TV Debut & Show Off His New Haircut On Fallon

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Denzel-Curry-on-FallonLast month, young South Florida rap legend Denzel Curry released his new album ZUU, and it’s one of the best rap LPs that the year has given us thus far. Curry has been hitting bigger and bigger stages since the album came out, touring arenas with pop queen and Curry collaborator Billie Eilish. More »

Watch Denzel Curry Perform In A Wheelchair At Wireless Festival After “Going Too Crazy”

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Denzel CurryDenzel Curry’s ZUU is one of the best albums of the year so far, and I gotta say, it sounds better the hotter it gets. Curry has been out on tour supporting the album; lately he’s been working his way across Europe and the British Isles. And it seems his live … More »