Curry in August 2017
|Denzel Rae Don Curry|
February 16, 1995 |
Carol City, Florida, U.S.
Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Carol City, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016.
Denzel Rae Don Curry was born on February 16, 1995, in Carol City, Florida. He is of Bahamian and Native American descent. Curry started down an artist's path with early poetry ambitions in Elementary School before he began rapping in the sixth grade. His time was spent at a local Boys & Girls Club where he challenged others to rap battles. He attended Miami's Design And Architecture High School for his first two years of high school. After being expelled, Curry then attended Miami Carol City Senior High School, where he started working on Nostalgic 64 while still attending class.
On September 24, 2011, Curry released his first mixtape, titled King Remembered Underground Tape 1991-1995. The whole project that Curry posted was later included on SpaceGhostPurrp's page, which prompted the birth of Denzel's music career. Following the release of Curry's first mixtape, Curry became a member of SpaceGhostPurrp's hip hop group, called Raider Klan.
In 2012, he released his second mixtape, titled King of the Mischievous South Vol. 1 Underground Tape 1996, which caught the attention of fellow American rapper Earl Sweatshirt and other members of Odd Future label.
Curry's third mixtape, titled Strictly for My R.V.I.D.X.R.S., was released after the death of Trayvon Martin, who also lived in Carol City and went to the same High School as Denzel Curry. His style of rap on this mixtape was inspired by Tupac Shakur.
The group Raider Klan was disbanded, which led to Curry deciding to embark on his solo rap career. On September 3, 2013, Curry released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64. The album features guest appearances from JK the Reaper, Lil Ugly Mane, Mike G, Nell, Robb Bank$, Stephen A. Clark, and Yung Simmie, among others. In 2014, Curry was featured on Deniro Farrar's track, called "Bow Down" (included from Farrar's Rebirth EP) and Curry was featured on Dillon Cooper's track, called "Eyes of the World" (included from Cooper's X:XX mixtape).
On June 9, 2015, Curry released his first double EP, titled 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms. His first release in 2016 was the single "Flying Nimbus".
On May 13, 2017, Curry uploaded a track entitled "Hate Government [demo]" to his SoundCloud account. In the weeks that followed, he released two more demos for songs entitled "Equalizer [demo]" and "ZELTRON 6 BILLION ft. Lil Ugly Mane." After these releases as well as a series of cryptic posts on social media (seemingly portraying another alter ego called Zeltron), he released an EP entitled 13 on June 25, 2017. All of the demo tracks were included on the EP as well as two other new songs. On August 18th, 2017, Curry released another song called "Skywalker." Later that year, on September 22nd, a remastered version of 32 Zel was released, including a remix of "Ultimate" featuring Juicy J.
Since he started releasing demos for songs on 13, Curry has made several mentions of his upcoming third album, which he has said is named Ta13oo. 13 serves as a sampler to Ta13oo, and no release date for the album has been announced. On February 28, 2018, he appeared on the song "Kristi YamaGucci," by artist ASAP Ferg, which also featured Jay IDK. It was first performed live in Houston on March 11, during their collaborative tour. On March 16, 2018, he uploaded the song "Uh Huh," once again featuring Jay IDK, onto his official YouTube channel.
On April 2nd, 2018, Curry debuted a new song entitled "Sumo" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. Although it was not specified if the song would be on Ta13oo, it was released as a single exclusively on Apple Music.