Episode 164: Denzel Curry

“RICKY”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Song Exploder (@songexploder) on


Denzel Curry is a rapper from Miami. He started his career at age 16 as part of the hip hop collective Raider Klan. He released his first solo album while still in high school.

In May 2019 Denzel released his fourth album, ZUU. He made it with the Australian production duo FnZ, who have been collaborating with him since 2016. The album was named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork, and Denzel made his TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

In this episode, Denzel Curry and FnZ break down the song “RICKY,” which was named after Denzel’s father.

You can buy or stream “RICKY” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
“Twisted Blood” – Lukid
“Boyz-N-The-Hood” – Eazy-E
“Been Around the World” freestyle – DJ Screw
Wu-Tang Clan
“Break Da Law ’95′” – Three 6 Mafia
Dipset