What is Denzel Curry's most successful song

Denzel curry - "Zuu"

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Welcome to Miami.

Review by Dani Fromm

With the predecessor, Denzel Curry made it quite difficult for himself: After "TA13OO" the bar is at dizzying heights. It seems extremely questionable whether the level can be maintained, the sheer power of words can be used again and a similar confusing intensity can be conjured up a second time.

The author either knows this, or it was simply necessary to let the pendulum swing back and in a completely different direction. Instead of descending into your own abysses, penetrating even darker depths and mercilessly illuminating the abstrusities that can be found there, Denzel Curry is now making it easy for himself. Fair enough.

In any case, this new album takes a completely different approach. The focal point this time is not in the rapper's head, but where he has his roots: in Carol City, Miami, in Florida. "Zuu"brings together a bouquet of tracks (especially in contrast to the midnight black balloons, which are downright outrageously colorful), whose primary purpose is to represent one's own hood.

A completely different sport, but one that Denzel Curry is also excellent at. The references begin with the title: "Zuu, that's what we call it", explains the rapper in an interview with XXL, the term is a nickname that the residents of Carol City have given their city.

This common thread runs through the entire album. All feature guests are from Miami. Their stories take place in Miami, so the lyrics revolve around Miami. The sound, even if the Australian producer duo FnZ is largely responsible, captures the Miami lifestyle. "Zuu"breathes, it screams Miami.

Of course you can't do that without an ass-jerk strip club anthem. That, in turn, has not necessarily been the discipline in which Denzel Curry has distinguished himself so far. Apparently he can do that too. With a little help, at least. As a song that "most difficulties in writing"he said to The Fader" Shake 88 "."Because I had never done anything like this before."

If he should have done, then perhaps the stripper herself would have had a say along with the gawking customers in such tracks, who sounds as if she, blessed with a giant ego, had jumped straight out of "Straight Outta Compton". The devious lecture by Sam Sneak also fits well into the bass-heavy booming picture.

Of course, the focus on the hometown does not take place without personal reference. Denzel Curry looks into "Ricky"named after his father, going back to his childhood, good advice from parents including:"My daddy said 'Trust no man but your brothers / And never leave your day ones in the gutter' / My daddy said 'Treat young girls like your mother' / My mama said 'Trust no ho, use a rubber.'"

Basically, these lines formulate the great theme of "Zuu"That already ends: Don't forget where you come from and think carefully about who you trust. Friends, supporters, women are, that success has shown, easy to get once things work. In"Automatic"does it sound like this:"On the road to riches you gotta look out for the serpents / Watch 'em slither to the surface when they see your plan is workin'."

The only thing that really counts is who was behind you when you still had to eat dirt. That is why Denzel Curry cherishes the memory of XXXTentacion. He also repeatedly reminds of his brother, who died in 2014 after the police killed him. "Wish"in which Denzels Flow meets the harsh voice of his guest Kiddo Marv: a unique homage. Rick Ross ignites in"Birdz"Just another candle for Nipsey Hussle.

Rugah Rahj illustrated "Speedboat" nearly perfect: "Big money, big chains, big guns"corresponds to monstrously elaborate choral singing. The piano, which is threaded between the thick basses and the trap-typical hi-hats, brings the melancholy note to surfing on the wave of success. After all, everything is not good in everything good, the pain of losses suffered and ( legitimate) distrust runs deep.

From the conflict of "TA13OO" remains "Zuu"But far away. The album seems completely round. Even actually useless skits and interludes do not disturb the process. Recorded phone calls hardly ever get beyond the status of insider jokes, which (if anyone) at best find those directly involved funny. The present one, on the other hand can certainly be interpreted as a demonstration of the lazy way of speaking of the Carol City locals: Once you have developed their levels of meaning, you can use the word "yo"actually have an entire conversation."Yoo"provides the proof.

If "Blackland 66.6"Was actually recorded in SpaceGhostPurrp's radio show or just pretended to be, doesn't matter at all: This Skit doesn't seem like a foreign body in the album context either, more like the absolutely logical prelude, like an intro to the self again with references to films, series and fictional characters only spiked "P.A.T."

With this thoroughly dirty, rough banger, Denzel Curry and PlayThatBoiZay compliment us on the doorstep. Get out of the album, out of your neighborhood, out of your life. Until next time. Not even the gods are guaranteed to know what that might look like.