I know Denzel Curry has a fervent fan base who have loved him for over half a decade, but for me, he has yet to prove he can be a musician. He’s made some great songs, but I haven’t seen albums at a comparable level.
I think maybe now, with Melt My Eyez…, that’s changed.
At a time when several great rappers are emerging from Florida based on the tradition “street stories” route, Denzel Curry brings in a broader range of content–psychological trauma, transparent self-examination, bling, and, yes, street tales–and delivery–boom bap, acoustic piano, hardcore, rap/rock, freestyle, neo soul, backpacker, soundcloud–to create a manifesto for 2022.
Features are just as varied: JID, Saul Williams, T-Pain, Thundercat, slowthai, Rico Nasty, JPEG Mafia…
This is the first time I can say, without reservation, that Denzel Curry has created something brilliant–from end to end.
Check it out.