Young Denzel Curry is without a doubt next up out of Miami, you just wait. At such a young age, 18 to be exact, Denzel raps verses that can make people older than him feel like they haven’t been through sh*t. I mean, the production on this project alone is in another lane. Songs you MUST listen to are “N64,” “Parents,” “Zone 3,” & “A Day In The Life of Denzel Curry Pt. 2.” Denzel’s future looks very promising and I’m really looking forward to what he does next. I’m just saying, for anyone who hasn’t given this a spin, do so now and stop sleepin.
This album just takes me to another place in my mind. I could seriously play this front to back, over and over again. A song I recommend for all to give a listen to is “Rose Quartz” as it is my favorite, but this project in whole is amazingly put together and you just need to play it from start to finish. I seriously wonder why he isn’t bigger than he is…
As a follow up to their 2012 debut mixtape “D.R.U.G.S.” – The Flatbush Zombies really delivered with their anticipated sophomore release, ‘BetterOffDEAD’. Featuring only two guest appearances from Danny Brown & Action Bronson with production fully handled by their own Erick Arc Elliott, aside from two joints, the zombies reassured us that they are not to be fucked with. What I really enjoyed was how they managed to slip in a solo cut from each member, letting each other have a moment of their own. Track 1, “Amerikkan Pie,” is probably one of the hardest songs/beats I’ve heard all year.
Oh man, “Shades.Of.Moo” was highly slept on. New Jersey emcee MoRuf can just rap, man! Like seriously, this guy tells stories and paint pictures in your mind with words. If you’re looking for some genuine hip-hop and good vibes, this project is it. Oh and the production? Top notch thanks to folks like Iman Omari, MeLo-X, Madlib, and THC.
This project just takes you on a journey into sound and there’s almost no other way to put it. Seriously, if you’re looking to escape somewhere in your mind, give this a spin. I always say that sometimes we don’t need words to make us feel something and Ta-Ku most certainly proves that.